Super League  Sunday 16th March 2014  The Mend-A-Hose Jungle  Att: 9,867

Squad

Tansey, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Massey, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Ellis, Owen, Channing, Fleming, Finn.

Squad

Arundel, Bowden, Carvell, Crookes, Colbon, Ellis, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Paea, Rankin, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Tuson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Frankie Mariano

Marc Sneyd

Michael Shenton

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Liam Colbon

Gareth Ellis

Fetuli Talanoa

GOAL SCORERS:

Ben Crooks

Ben Crooks

Full Report

Match Official: T Roby

Frankie Mariano scored a late try as Castleford Tigers made it five wins out of five with a thrilling 19-16 victory over Hull FC.

The match was in the balance right up until the final hooter but Mariano proved the match-winner as the Tigers won at the death for the second week running.

Fetuli Talanoa gave Hull a dream start in front of a strong travelling contingent at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle but Castleford responded almost immediately through a brilliant Michael Shenton try.

Local lad Gareth Ellis punished a mistake by Jordan Tansey in his own in-goal to put the visitors back in control and give them a half-time lead.

Marc Sneyd brought Castleford level once more at the start of the second half after Daryl Clark had kept the ball alive but Hull were soon back in front through Liam Colbon's try, only to be denied late on.

Jake Webster made his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury for the Tigers, whose coach Daryl Powell recalled Tansey and Jamie Ellis.

Hull head coach Lee Radford handed former Wigan Warriors and Hull KR winger Colbon his debut in place of the injured Tom Lineham and brought Ben Crooks back in at centre.

Grant Millington charged down Richard Horne's kick on halfway at the end of the first set of the match and Hull crossed from the resultant scrum through Talanoa after good hands by Kirk Yeaman.

Castleford did not get their hands on the ball until five minutes in but they made the wait worthwhile for the home fans as Clark broke through the Hull defence before Millington fed Shenton to race clear.

The Tigers were almost in again on 17 minutes after another strong run by Clark but Weller Hauraki's offload could not be gathered by a diving Richard Owen.

Castleford had to be at their best defensively as the Black and Whites threatened their line on the back of successive penalties but they could not prevent Ellis from crashing over from close range on the half-hour mark.

Crooks added the extras from out wide and 12-6 is how the scoreline remained as the players made their way off for half-time.

Tansey looked set to atone for his earlier error when he broke through the Hull defence just after the interval but his pass was gratefully received by Chris Tuson.

Hull were not so lucky just minutes later as Mariano charged upfield to lay the platform for Sneyd to dummy and go over, with the half-back converting his own try.

The game swung back in Hull's favour on 56 minutes courtesy of an excellent finish in the corner by Colbon after good play by Richard Whiting and former Tiger Joe Westerman.

Crooks missed the conversion and he was in a heap soon after following a huge hit by Justin Carney.

The tough tackling continued but there was no stopping Shenton in the dying stages when he broke through to find Mariano for the game-breaking try.

Sneyd goaled and then slotted over a drop goal to give Castleford a three-point cushion and they held on for another two points.

Match Action

  • 78m
    dropgoal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 77m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 77m
    try

    Frankie Mariano

    Castleford

  • 56m
    try

    Liam Colbon

    Hull

  • 47m
    interchange_on

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 47m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Rankin

    Hull

  • 47m
    interchange_off

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 47m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 47m
    interchange_off

    Chris Tuson

    Hull

  • 47m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Shaul

    Hull

  • 46m
    try

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 46m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Jake Webster

    Castleford

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Weller Hauraki

    Castleford

  • 30m
    goal

    Ben Crooks

    Hull

  • 30m
    try

    Gareth Ellis

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Frankie Mariano

    Castleford

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Grant Millington

    Castleford

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Thompson

    Hull

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 7m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Castleford

  • 7m
    try

    Michael Shenton

    Castleford

  • 3m
    try

    Fetuli Talanoa

    Hull

  • 3m
    goal

    Ben Crooks

    Hull