Millward: Our work in attack and defence was first class

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CASTLEFORD coach Ian Millward (pictured) was delighted with his side's "upwards trend" as they recorded a second successive Super League win by beating Wakefield Wildcats 34-16 on Friday.

The Tigers followed their 34-30 home victory over Hull Kingston Rovers with an impressive display at Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

Millward (pictured) said: "It's good to get back-to-back wins, especially in derby games.

"We played well in defeat against Hull a couple of weeks ago, and improved on that with the victory over Hull KR seven days ago, so we're heading in the right direction.

"In the first half we conceded a late try, and it was the same in the second half, but apart from that we were pretty much in control. Our work in attack and in defence was first-class, and all 17 of our players played well.

"We kept our errors to a minimum and we're improving week by week. It's good to see that upwards trend.

"In derby matches, you have to be patient and composed. The side that shows patience usually gets the rewards. Local games such as this can create an extra anxiety and that can affect your performance, but we handled it well.

"Our kicking game was strong, and the platform laid by our forwards shouldn't be overlooked.Our pack played well.

"I was very pleased with Johnny Walker, and I'm delighted he's agreed his new deal with us. Our front row was outstanding and that's with Craig Huby and Paul Jackson to come back."