Castleford happy to take points after ‘scratchy’ display

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admitted he was relieved to come away from Salford with two points after describing his side’s display as “scratchy”.

The 22-20 victory did put the Tigers back up to sixth place in the First Utility Super League table, but they are still searching for some consistency.

Daryl Powell.

Daryl Powell.

“We didn’t play well, but I think sometimes it’s like that when you lose a game the week before,” said Powell.

“This was seen as a really important game. Everybody will say Salford have a lot of people missing so we should win the game.

“I suppose all the pressure was on us.

I don’t think we played well at any point, but there’s been a few games earlier on this season that I thought we should have won and we didn’t.

“It was scratchy from us, but I think we’ve just got to relax a bit.

“Our team’s changed a bit, with different injuries and we just need a bit of consistency about us, which we haven’t quite got at the moment.

“We just haven’t played the last couple of games. We didn’t get a grip on the game at any point.

“It was a weird sort of game. Neither side looked really comfortable and I thought we should have been better, but we won the game, we’ll take the two points and look to improve.”