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Last Updated: Sunday, 26 February 2006, 17:37 GMT
Castleford 34-28 Catalans
MATCH SUMMARY
Castleford's Michael Shenton
Castleford (22) 34
Tries: Pryce, Viane 3, Huby, Fletcher, Shenton
Goals: Huby 2, Kain
Dragons (10) 28
Tries: Fakir, Bosc, Beattie, Guigue, Wilson
Goals: Frayssinous 4
Castleford claimed their first win of the season but, after leading 26-10 at one stage, they had to come from behind late on to take the points.

The Tigers took control early on and dominated first-half matters with Gray Viane and Ryan McGoldrick starring.

But the visitors fought back and went 28-26 up on 63 minutes through John Wilson's try.

Michael Shenton eased the Castleford nerves before Viane completed his hat-trick on full-time to seal the win.


  • Castleford coach Terry Matterson:

    "It shouldn't have been that tough but I suppose we gave the crowd an exciting game at the end of it.

    "We scored early in the second half and I think we thought we were going to coast home, and from that the opposition got a lot of confidence.

    "We were dead in the water and I couldn't see where our next points were going to come from but our boys dug deep."

  • Catalans assistant coach Paul Donkin:

    "You can't play 40 minutes of footy and expect to win a game. Full credit to Castleford, they really came out and gave it to us.

    "At half-time we felt pretty positive and in the second-half we stuck to our guns but in the end the clock got us.

    "The way we came back into the game is a real positive and we have to build on that."


    Castleford: Platt, Pryce, Viane, Shenton, Dyer, McGoldrick, Kain, Sculthorpe, Henderson, Nutley, Fletcher, Huby, Roarty. Replacements: Mason, Bird, Haughey, Handforth.

    Catalans Dragons: Hughes, Murphy, Wilson, Guigue, Verges, Rudder, Frayssinous, Beattie, Rinaldi, Fellous, Fakir, Guisset, Hindmarsh. Replacements: Bosc, Chan, Touxagas, Mounis.

    Referee: S Ganson (St Helens)




  • SEE ALSO
    St Helens 44-8 Castleford
    17 Feb 06 |  Super League
    Salford 16-0 Catalans Dragons
    17 Feb 06 |  Super League


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