Betfred Super League
Huddersfield (0)
Castleford (4) 24
Tries: Clare, Milner, McMeeken, Sene-Lefao Goals: Ellis 4

Castleford boosted their play-off hopes with a win that leaves Huddersfield in serious relegation danger.

James Clare’s early try for the visitors proved to be the only points in a tight first half.

Adam Milner, Mike McMeeken and Jesse Sene-Lefao went over after the break as comfortably won it.

Defeat for the Giants means that they remain level on points with bottom side London and Hull KR, who lost to relegation rivals Wakefield on Sunday.

They had some chances to get on the scoreboard in the first half but never recovered once Milner crashed over for Castleford’s second score.

Simon Woolford’s men now face tough trips to play-off chasing Hull FC and table toppers St Helens before finishing the season with a home game against Catalans.

For Castleford victory means they now trail the teams in second, third and fourth places by just two points as they look to earn a play-off spot.

They will return to action on 30 August with a trip to Saints, targeting a third successive league win.

Huddersfield: Gaskell, McGillvary, I. Senior, J. Wardle, L. Senior, Russell, Holmes, Lawrence, Ta’ai, Mellor, Ikahihifo, Leeming, Walne.

Replacements: O’Brien, Roberts, Matagi, Wilson.

Castleford: Rankin, Clare, Mata’utia, Blair, Minikin, Trueman, Ellis, Maher, McShane, Millington, Holmes, McMeeken, Massey.

Replacements: Milner, Sene-Lefao, O’Neill, Smith.

Referee: James Child (RFL)


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