Castleford Tigers

Super League
Castleford Tigers 28

St Helens 30
H-T 24-6
Atten 6,487 

(looked and sounded like many more) 

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Castleford Tigers

Match Enjoyment 10/10
Ground Enjoyment 10/10

Iconic Main Stand as Wheldon Road
Wheldon Road is an iconic British Sporting Venue and needs no introduction. The whole ground is just fantastic in every nook and crannie the place was bouncing tonight as Cas(2nd) met Saints (1st). Tigers got of to the perfect start as Saints player fumbled and let Cas in for any early try during their first set of tackles. Cas ran in two quick tries for an 18pt lead and were simply irresistable. Particually impressive was the speed of passing and handling. But as expected Saints backed by a large following fought back.
Cas left the field at half-time to a standing ovation 24-6 up. 

Cas fans getting nervous as Saints fight back
Early in the 2nd Half , The Tigers had a try disallowed when full-back Luke Dorn was ruled to have benefitted from obstruction, and Saints then struck with two quick tries in a matter of minutes. But on the hour Cas scored another try when Carney won the race to Sneyd's kick to the corner and it seemed that was the winning try.
But no it was not ! Saints put in a powerful last 15 minutes and snatched a late winner when Swift finished off a thrilling cross-field move to seel an outstanding Saints second half performance , whilst maintaing their unbeaten record. 

You must feel sorry for Cas who made a significant contribution to a fantastic evening's entertainment down in The Jungle. 

Wheldon Road - "The Jungle"

Quite clearly one of the great grounds in sport. Classic Northern Rugby League Ground which just wreaks of bygone history and great nights under the floodlights. Simply outstanding.

Castleford Tigers have a large fanbase based on the size of the town by population/attendance records the support of Castleford Tigers is leading the way in Super League with 17.6% of the town population attending home games, the club have averaged a gate close to 7,000 per home game throughout the Super League era. The majority of Castleford's matchday support comes from primarily Castleford and the surrounding towns of Sherburn-in-Elmet, Kippax, Knottingley along with fans who travel from Garforth, Crossgates, Tadcaster, Selby and other various suburbs of Leeds, York and the Calder Valley.

Formed in 1926, Castleford was one of the twelve founder members of Super League when the new league format was introduced in 1996. The 'Tigers' nickname and logo were introduced in 1992 and the late-1960s represented their most recent period of success, with two Challenge Cup successes back to back in 1968-69 and 1969-70, The club's most recent major trophy was the now defunct Regal Trophy in 1993-94.

The has been talk of the Club moving to Glasshoughton whilst Wheldon Road be sold for a supermarket but thankfully in October 2012 they started to talk of staying put and developing what they have. Even to develop anything of the ground would be a shame as the beauty is how it stands today. It stinks of great nights , full houses roaring the Tigers on to another victory.

It is a classic venue and long may it stay exactly how it is.

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