CASTLEFORD Tigers Terry Matterson felt his side paid the price for defensive mistakes in their 48-18 home defeat against leaders Warrington Wolves on Friday.
Matterson (pictured) said: “We get off to a horrible start by conceding an early try but I thought we showed a lot of fight and a lot of aggression up until about the 30-odd minute.
“We had a line of ball on their line but we couldn’t score and we chewed up a lot of juice.
“Warrington are such a quality side and they came down the other end and scored one and then we came up with a couple of defensive errors and all of a sudden it’s 24-0 but that’s the sort of side Warrington are. They are a good team and they are going to be very hard to beat.
“In the second-half we showed a little bit of fight. What is hurting is a lot of one-on-one misses and defensive errors.
“I thought we caused them some trouble at dummy half. In the second-half they were struggling to handle us and we worked them over really well in the middle but we just came up with really soft mistakes at the back end of that and they punished us for them.
“It’s tough at the moment but we are still in a Challenge Cup quarterfinal and we are still seventh in the table so we’ve got plenty to play for.”