Castleford coach: We made too many errors

Castleford Tigers' Matt Cook takes on Salford tacklers. Picture: Dave Williams/
Castleford Tigers' Matt Cook takes on Salford tacklers. Picture: Dave Williams/

Castleford Tigers only had themselves to blame for their defeat to Salford Red Devils as they made too many errors according to head coach Daryl Powell.

While the game remained close until two late tries gave the final score a flattering look for the visitors to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, a high mistake count meant the Tigers never fully got going as they suffered a second successive defeat.

Cas boss Powell told the Express: “I expected it to be a tough game against Salford and it was pretty tight for the most part, but just again too many errors hurt us.

“The start of the second half our kicking game was off. We put two kicks out on the full and there were too many kick errors that allowed Salford to get points.

“On the back of that it took us a while to get back in the game, but when we did I thought we had the ascendancy until Masila intercepted that ball. That sort of killed it a little bit.

“We showed a lot of spirit and fight, but again it was not good enough for the second game on the trot.

“The injuries are biting hard on us, but that’s no excuse, we’ve got players to do the job.

“We’ve got to look to improve this week, it’s another big game and a tough one against Warrington.”

Powell reckons Salford were below their best as well.

He said: “I don’t think Salford were great, to be honest.

“They’ve certainly got a better team ethic, you can see that, and they shift the ball on you to make yardage, which makes life difficult.

“They challenged us at times, they’re kicking game was good.

“They were unfortunate as they lost Robert Lui, which impacted on them.

“But I thought it was a scrappy game and obviously both teams played a part in that with a number of errors.

“I thought they deserved to win, I’ve no arguments with that. I’ve just got arguments with how we’re going at the moment, we need to improve.”