Under 16s stay unbeaten with another huge win
Posted: Monday 29th July 2019 - 12:37 PM
Castleford Tigers U16s once again impressed as they thrashed Widnes Vikings 70-22.
In what was their last home game of the season, the U16s put on another clinical display. Charlie Harris was on fire for the Tigers as his four tries helped his side to a seventh straight victory.
Castleford couldn’t have asked for a better start. Jacob Harte though he was over in the opening 60 seconds however, a forward pass ended his hopes of grabbing the early opener.
Nevertheless, moments later the Tigers eventually did get across courtesy of Josh Milthorpe. The youngster spotted an opening down the left and was quick enough to exploit it.
Three minutes after the opener, Castleford found another breakthrough courtesy of Charlie Harris. Caelum Jordan was able to convert and put the hosts in a comfortable position early on.
One man who has significantly impressed over the past coupld of games has been Jason Quareqare. With 12 minutes on the clock, the winger burst down the right flank and scored his third try in two games.
Last week Castleford sent three of their under 16s stars to represent Enland in a test against France. One of those stars, Bailey Hodgson, turned on the style against Widnes and skipped past three defenders on his way to the tryline.
Widnes eventually began to find their feet. With 22 minutes gone, the Vikings got their first points of the game as full back Ryan Barnes powered his way over.
However, that only seemed to give Castleford more motivation as the team added three more tries before the break courtesy of Harris, Mackenzie Scurr and the big Pole Jakub Kowalski.
Tom Hazelgrave and Tom Greensmith both extended Castleford’s lead after the break before yet another response from the Vikings. Once again it was Ryan Barnes who managed to add the points for Widnes.
This seemed to light a fire amongst the Castleford ranks who hit back three tries in a space of five minutes. Two more for Harris and a first of the game for Nathan Magee saw the Tigers take a 64-10 lead.
Widnes did reply with a couple of efforts of their own however, Caelum Jordan had the final say with a 50 meter drive just before the final whistle. His effort and conversion made the final score 70-22.
The under 16s face their final game of the season away at Bradford Bulls on the 7th of August.
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