Castleford Tigers suffer crucial yellow card against Wakefield Trinity

Castleford Tigers have suffered a crucial yellow card in their derby against Wakefield Trinity tonight.

Leading only 12-4 in a vital game at the bottom of the league with just one win between the two sides after seven rounds of the season, the Tigers were on the ropes defending and as former Wakefield star Joe Westerman was wrong footed, he, in the eyes of referee Marcus Griffiths, flung his leg out to trip up Jay Pitts to stop a try.

Thus he was shown a yellow card and the Tigers were down a man at a crucial stage in the game.

The Tigers led 12-0 at the break.

Jack Broadbent moved into the halves last week and made an instant impact against Catalans Dragons and today he continued it with a lovely break. He found Alex Mellor in support who was tackled but a quick play the ball allowed Paul McShane to score.

Castleford showed amazing defence to deny some of Wakefield’s best chances which came shortly after the try. Niall Evalds marshalled the defence really well.

As Wakefield attacked, a Will Dagger pick was taken by Paul McShane who then raced away for 40 metres before finding Greg Eden in support who got on the outside of Lee Kershaw to race away and score.

Trinity needed to score the first points of the first half and they did after two repeat sets a simple but effective play as Mason Lino and Dagger linked created just enough space for Samisoni Langi to power over.

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