Millward impressed with Castleford's late recovery

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"It's great to be talking about a victory" declared Castleford Tigers coach Ian Millward after his side climbed off the foot of Super League by ending a seven-match losing run with a thrilling 34-30 win over Hull KR at Probiz Coliseum.

Nick Youngquest's last minute try earned the Tigers their first home victory of the season.

Castleford were 18-16 up at half-time but Hull KR hit back to lead 30-22 in the second-half before the Tigers staged a late fightback.

Millward (pictured) said: "I was impressed with the blokes at the back end and the way they held their composure and increased their intensity in the second half.

“We’ve still got issues with our consistency. We build some pressure then release it.

“I thought a couple of tough calls went against us as well, but it’s great to be talking about a victory and we can improve on that.

“Some of the errors we make are a bit naïve. At times the desire’s there, it’s just getting the right sort of structure in place and sticking to it.

“But we led at half-time and led at full-time and that’s a true indication of the game.

“I was impressed with the fans and the way they were got behind the team and kept trying to lift the players.

“We had a chance to draw the game and chose not to with a kick because I felt we were dominating the game.

“I was really impressed with Danny Orr. He picked with an injury in the warm-up, but I thought he was outstanding and in the last two weeks he has given a real captain’s knock.

“Rangi Chase had some really good touches today and I really liked the work rate of Richie Owen, Nick Youngquest, Kirk Dixon and Josh Griffin.”