We had no composure - Castleford boss

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CASTLEFORD coach Terry Matterson (pictured) was ‘massively disappointed’ with his side’s display in Saturday’s 50-18 drubbing against Hull FC.

The Tigers dropped out of Super League’s top eight for the first time this year with their third defeat in four matches but they will have one last chance to reach the play-offs next Saturday when they take on Hull KR, who were 30-28 winners over Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.

“We’re still alive but we’ve got to be better than that,” said Matterson, who said a fond farewell to the Tigers fans after his last home match in charge.

“We’re massively disappointed because we’re better than that. The amount of players we’ve got out has been a factor at the back end of the season but we’ve got 17 players who can do better than that.

“I thought we started off with a lot of energy but we had no composure at all.

“In the last five or six minutes of the first half defensively we were all over the shop and it and didn’t get any better in the second half.

“I thought Martin Aspinwall was really good but there was not much joy elsewhere.”