Wakefield Trinity boss Willie Poching reveals why his side beat Lee Radford’s Castleford Tigers in surprise result

Castleford Tigers took on Wakefield Trinity at the Jungle tonight, live on Sky Sports.

It was an incredible first-half from the visitors as an early try from Liam Hood set the tone for the rest of the 40 minutes.

Lewis Murphy scored a controversial try when he rose highest to a Jacob Miller kick, before Matty Ashurst hit the hammer blow as the half-time whistle blew.

It got even worse for Castleford after the break with some shambolic Tigers defence allowing Wakefield to go into a 30-0 lead.

Danny Richardson did manage a consolation score, but the Castleford fans were absolutely shellshocked at the scene that befell them at a packed Jungle as Mason Lino added another two points for a penalty to make it 32-6 and round the game off.

For Wakefield boss Willie Poching, it was an incredible win and he couldn’t speak more highly of his players.

“Last week was close to our best performance of the season,” Poching said on Sky Sports after the game.

“The challenge for us was to back that up with the right amount of energy from the start.

“We grew into the game, our halves and Liam Hood did a great job of implementing the plan. It was five days to turn around and it was quick, but we looked energetic and enthusiastic.

“The boys deserve a massive rap. “We’ve got to be consistent and take that forward with us now. The way we went about our work defensively was fantastic. The guys to a man deserve a real pat on the back.”

Poching also paid tribute to the fans after the drought of 17 games against Castleford without a win finally ended.

“We will enjoy this and those people in the stands, they have ridden the bus with the team for a long time.

“There’s been a drought but they can enjoy it tonight.”

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19 days ago

Because they scored most points?