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Castleford Tigers

27

Half Time
10-12

26

Huddersfield Giants

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Fri 7th Jun 2019, 19:00, RD: 17
ATT: 7483

Greg Minikin, Liam Watts, Grant Millington

Tries

Lee Gaskell (3), Joe Wardle

Peter Mata'utia (7)

Goals

Oliver Russell (5)

Peter Mata'utia

D.G.

Commentary

80 Mins:

dropgoal

27 Tigers

26 Giants

Dropgoal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

79 Mins:

goal

26 Tigers

26 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

77 Mins:

try

24 Tigers

26 Giants

Try scored for Castleford Tigers by Grant Millington

76 Mins:

goal

20 Tigers

26 Giants

Goal scored for Huddersfield Giants by Oliver Russell

75 Mins:

try

20 Tigers

24 Giants

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Joe Wardle

71 Mins:

goal

20 Tigers

20 Giants

Goal scored for Huddersfield Giants by Oliver Russell

68 Mins:

goal

20 Tigers

18 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

64 Mins:

goal

18 Tigers

18 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

63 Mins:

try

16 Tigers

18 Giants

Try scored for Castleford Tigers by Liam Watts

58 Mins:

goal

12 Tigers

18 Giants

Goal scored for Huddersfield Giants by Oliver Russell

57 Mins:

try

12 Tigers

16 Giants

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Lee Gaskell

55 Mins:

goal

12 Tigers

12 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

39 Mins:

goal

10 Tigers

12 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

38 Mins:

try

8 Tigers

12 Giants

Try scored for Castleford Tigers by Greg Minikin

34 Mins:

goal

4 Tigers

12 Giants

Goal scored for Huddersfield Giants by Oliver Russell

32 Mins:

try

4 Tigers

10 Giants

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Lee Gaskell

27 Mins:

goal

4 Tigers

6 Giants

Goal scored for Huddersfield Giants by Oliver Russell

25 Mins:

try

4 Tigers

4 Giants

Try scored for Huddersfield Giants by Lee Gaskell

23 Mins:

goal

4 Tigers

0 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

13 Mins:

goal

2 Tigers

0 Giants

Goal scored for Castleford Tigers by Peter Mata'utia

Match Report

Full-back Peter Mata’utia struck in the seventh minute of extra time to give Castleford Tigers a 27-26 victory over Huddersfield Giants.

A try on his 200th appearance from prop Grant Millington three minutes from the end of normal time enabled the Tigers to level the match at 26-26 and set up the fourth Betfred Super League match to be decided by golden point this year.

It was a cruel outcome for stand-off Lee Gaskell, who scored a hat-trick of tries only to find himself on the losing team.

Two of his tries came in the first half, where a pair of penalties from Mata’utia and Greg Minikin's try helped Castleford cut the half-time deficit to 12-10. A third penalty drew the hosts level but Gaskell completed his treble, only for Liam Watts to pull the Tigers back to 18-18.

Mata’utia kicked another penalty to put Castleford ahead, however former Tiger Joe Wardle crashed over for Huddersfield for what looked to be the match-winning try until Millington’s late score.

Castleford half-backs Jake Trueman and Jordan Rankin both missed drop-goal attempts but Mata’utia proved to be the hero in the 87th minute.

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