Castleford boss: We can improve on Huddersfield display

Adam Milner gets clear on his way to a try for Castleford Tigers against Huddersfield Giants. Picture: Matthew Merrick
Adam Milner gets clear on his way to a try for Castleford Tigers against Huddersfield Giants. Picture: Matthew Merrick

They may have run in 52 points against Huddersfield Giants, but head coach Daryl Powell reckons there is still room for improvement on Castleford Tigers’ display at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle last week.

Powell was pleased with aspects of the team’s display as he should be with 10 tries scored and a top of the table place in the Betfred Super League secured for another week, but he described the performance as “a bit mixed”.

He said: “You’re always looking for a little bit more, it doesn’t matter what happens. We think we can improve a bit on what we did.

“We’re just trying to be a bit more consistent I think. There’s a little bit of frustration.

“We went behind again which was disappointing and it took us a while to get going, but there’s lots of quality things in our game.

“It was a mixed bag. There was an unbelievable amount of quality and skill in what we were doing and we scored some great tries, but we made too many errors as well.

“I think we got bored too early, putting the ball in the corners and putting them under pressure.

“You could see that the players were frustrated and the coaching staff was a little bit frustrated. But overall we got the two points and there’s some things to improve on.”

Powell did have words of praise for elements of his side’s game.

He added: “I thought defensively we were pretty solid again and did some really good things,

“The attacking was quality at times, just the sharpness and crispness of the passing and our ability to find space. Some of it was sublime.

“It was hard to watch at times then at others you just sit there and say ‘wow!’”