Matterson ‘ripped into players’ at half-time

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CASTLEFORD coach Terry Matterson (coach) revealed he tore into his team at the interval in Saturday’s Super League game against Crusaders.

And he was glad to eventually come away with a 26-20 win ahead of this Sunday’s Challenge Cup quarterfinal clash with Huddersfield Giants at Probiz Coliseum.

Matterson said: “We really played dumb all game. I feel for Crusaders, I really do. That’s three home games that they probably should really have won.

“It is a learning experience for them and I feel for them - but not that much, I suppose.

“I ripped into the players at half-time. I thought we were just not there and I was pleased that it was only 14-6 as that score could have been 24-6 - and really should have been.

“We came back and got back into it and then gave an intercept. That side has to improve massively before playing Huddersfield next week.”