Lee Radford picks Castleford Tigers stars after 17th straight win over Wakefield Trinity Yorkshire News

Liam Watts impressed in Belle Vue. (Image:

The Tigers came into Belle Vue protecting a 16-match West Yorkshire derby winning streak and that record was never challenged thanks to a professional performance.

Castleford was in control at half-time and pulled away in the second half helped by Greg Eden’s 100th try for the club.

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Radford felt the game was won in the middle in the opening exchanges.

Castleford celebrates Mahe Fonua’s attempt. (Image:

“Westy and Liam Watts were outstanding,” the Tigers boss said. “They really set up a platform for us early on.

“Congratulations to Greg for scoring his 100th try. That’s a phenomenal record.

“Gaz O’Brien just went about his business very neatly without grabbing any headlines. He controlled the game.”

The victory takes the Tigers above Wakefield in the Super League table at the start of an important period.

Radford was impressed with his team’s character after last week’s Challenge Cup defeat at Hull KR.

“I am satisfied with the way we responded,” he said.

“We started really well, which is what we needed to do after last week. The start of Friday killed us and set the pace for the rest of the game, unfortunately.”

“Getting an answer like that is a credit to the group.”

With the points from the competition already in the bag, Paul McShane was gifted an opportunity when Liam Hood shut down the play.

It was a reminder of a more unhappy time for Radford.

“It was strange,” said the former Hull FC head coach.

“The last time I saw that happen, I got sacked the night against Warrington when Danny Houghton played with no one behind him.

“I know how that poor boy feels.”

While Castleford can look forward to their Easter Monday game against Leeds Rhinos with renewed confidence, Trinity has been left to lick their wounds ahead of a trip to Wigan Warriors.

Head coach Willie Poching said: “Disappointed is a good way to put it.

“We were clearly second best tonight in a lot of areas. They were fantastic and taught us a bit of a lesson.”

“It’s one that we have to learn and learn quickly.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-14 21:30:40

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