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Adam PooleAnalyst IAugust 10, 2008

Castleford Tigers 48
Tries: Stuart Donlan (19, 29), Joe Westerman (33, 76), Luke Dorn (36), Andrew Henderson (47), Craig Huby (59), Scott Moore (78)
Goals: Kirk Dixon (20, 29, 34, 37, 48, 60, 76, 78)

Wakefield Wildcats 22
Tries: Sean Gleeson (6), Sam Obst (15), Ryan Atkins (63), Brett Ferres (72),
Goals: Danny Brough (6, 15, 72)

Match Official: I. Silverwood
Venue: Belle Vue
Att: 6'419

Match Report

In an action-packed match, Castleford weren't discouraged by an early deficit when Wildcat's went out to a 12 point lead. A well fought game from Joe Westerman and Stuart Donlan saw the Tigers go ahead to win the game with an impressive 26 point lead to secure the two points on offer and reduce the gap between them and 11th place Hull FC.

Wakefield dominated the first quarter with tries from Sean Gleeson and Sam Obst both being converted by former Tiger, Danny Brough. Cas' responded on 19 minutes when Stuart Donlan placed his first of the game over the line, soon converted by the first of eight conversions from Kirk Dixon.

Tries then came thick and fast for Castleford who refused to slow down, much to Wakey's dismay, with another try from Donlan going over the line on 29 minutes and Dixon converting his second. Two tries in three minutes saw youngster, Joe Westerman and Luke Dorn fly over the line on 33 and 36 minutes, Dixon proving again he is the right choice as kicker.

Andrew Henderson met the try line on 47 minutes and Craig Huby on 59, both trys had the extra 2 added by Dixon.

Wakie pulled some points back in the forms of Ryan Atkins and Brett Ferres, but it proved too little too late, with Broughy only managing to convert Ferres' attempt. A slowly emptying Belle Vue saw Scott Moore added more humiliation to Wakefield's already dismal day on 78 minutes and Dixon poured more salt on the wound when he added the final 2 points of the game.