Late defeat for Cas under 17s

Posted: Wednesday 2nd June 2021 - 9:12 PM

The match started with both sides trading sets but it only took 9 minutes for Cas to open the scoring.

A brilliant kick by Will Shaw on the last was ran out of play by Wakefield which gave the hosts good field position. The Tigers put the ball through hands from 10 metres out and it was Shaw who went over from close in. Callum Hutchinson kicked the extras.

Wakefield tried to respond but were denied by some strong Cas defence and then the Tigers scored a second. Hutchinson made a brilliant dash down the right as he beat a couple of Wakefield players and dived over to score and extend their lead. He couldn’t add to the score from the tee however.

The visitors got their first score of the game after quick play out to the far side put Mac Walsh in at the corner. Josh Phillips was successful from the conversion to make the scores 10-6.

Wakefield then went into the lead as a high kick on the last caused confusion. The ball bounced back to Joe Law and he then offloaded to Phillips who ran in to score. Phillips converted from the tee.

The momentum was then with Cas again as a brilliant break from Noah Booth saw him in space to run to the line from 20 metres out. Hutchinson couldn’t add the two points.

The Tigers started the second half like they finished the first and extended their advantage as Tom Hazelgrave showed great strength to barge over whilst being challenged. Hutchinson missed the conversion.

Five minutes later they scored again after a penalty gave Cas great field position 10 metres from the line. They went through the phases and Shaw darted over for his second of the night. Hutchinson was accurate from the tee to give Castleford a 22-12 lead. 

The visitors then got themselves back in the game with 63 minutes on the clock. A mistake from Cas gave away a penalty 20 metres from their line and from the resulting set Ellis Roberts went over from close range. Phillips kicked his conversion through the posts.

They reduced Cas’ advantage further soon after as Wakefield broke down the right and did well to pass the ball back inside for Cameron Phillis who scored. Phillips converted from the tee.

With only a couple of minutes left the visitors snatched the victory after the ball was spilt and Sam Peel was in the right place at the right time to pick the ball up and run in from 20 metres. Phillips was accurate from his conversion and the match ended 26-30. 


Castleford Tigers: Booth, Mallinson, Willis, Hutchinson, Render, Copley, Robson, Sutcliffe, Shaw, Wood, Hazelgrave, Lynch, Cook

Interchanges: Greensmith, Brennan-Jones, Mackay-Gunn, Tomlinson 

Tries: Shaw x2, Hutchinson, Booth, Hazelgrave 

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