Castleford Tigers Memorable Moments

Castleford Tigers Memorable Moments

23rd July 2018

Widnes Vikings welcome Castleford Tigers to the Halton Stadium on Sunday, in the final fixture of the regular season.

In the last meeting of these two sides, Widnes came agonisingly close to coming away from the Mend-A-Hose Jungle with two points, as a Luke Gale drop-goal consigned the Vikings to a 13-12 defeat.

Ahead of our latest clash with the Tigers, the Vikings media team have taken a look at some of our memorable victories in this fixture…


Castleford Tigers 28-38 Widnes Vikings – Thursday 9th June, 2016

The Vikings’ most recent victory over Castleford came away from home, as doubles from Patrick Ah Van and Lloyd White helped the Vikings to a 38-28 triumph.

Paddy Flynn was on-loan at the Tigers from Widnes, as he ran in a hat-trick of tries against his parent club, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a defeat for the home side.

The Vikings opened up an early lead through MacGraff Leuluai and Ah Van, with Flynn replying for the Tigers. On the stroke of half-time, Chris Bridge won the race to Joe Mellor’s grubber, giving his side a 14-6 lead at the break.

Flynn hit back with his second, before Ah Van showed his strength from close range to muscle over on the left edge. White dummied over from behind the play-the-ball soon after, before chasing down his own last-tackle kick to open up a 26-point lead.

Larne Patrick and Luke Gale scored in quick-succession before Flynn completed his hat-trick to set up a tense finish, but the Vikings held out to pick up a valuable victory.

Castleford Tigers: Solomona, Monaghan, Crooks, Webster, Flynn, McShane, Gale, Jewitt, Milner, Patrick, Moors, McMeeken, Massey. Replacements: Millington, Springer, Tickle, Cook.

Widnes Vikings: Hanbury, Thompson, Runciman, Bridge, Ah Van, Mellor, Brown, Cahill, Whiter, Buchanan, Whitley, Dean, Leuluai. Replacements: J. Chapelhow, Manuokafoa, B. Walker, Heremaia.


Widnes Vikings 46-16 Castleford Tigers – Sunday 19th April, 2015

Patrick Ah Van also raced in for a double in the Club’s last home victory over the Tigers, in an eight-try display at the Halton Stadium.

Widnes raced into a 28-6 lead at the break, with Ah Van opening the scoring after just five minutes. Ben Roberts levelled, before one-way traffic saw Rhys Hanbury, Jack Owens and Stefan Marsh cross the whitewash.

Ah Van rounded off the first half scoring with his second try of the game, as Kevin Brown added to the Tigers’ misery early in the second period.

Oliver Holmes finally responded for the visitors, only for Cameron Phelps to add his name to the scoresheet soon after. Michael Shenton picked up a consolation late on, with Hanbury scoring the final try of the contest.

Widnes Vikings: Hanbury, Owens, Marsh, Phelps, Ah Van, Brown, Gilmore, O'Carroll, White, Dudson, Dean, Galea, Leuluai. Replacements: Heremaia, Manuokafoa, Gerrard, Isa.

Castleford Tigers: Tansey, Clare, Shenton, Channing, Gibson, Roberts, Finn, Lynch, Moore, Wheeldon, Holmes, Millington, Massey. Replacements: Milner, Jewitt, Boyle, Crossley.


Widnes Vikings 40-10 Castleford Tigers, Monday 2nd July, 2012

In the Vikings’ first season back in Super League they recorded a comprehensive Monday night victory over Castleford.

Seven tries from seven different scorers helped Widnes to a brilliant victory, as they blew their opponents away with a dominant second-half showing.

Stefan Marsh was the first on the scoresheet as he finished off a slick pass from Joe Mellor, with Nick Youngquest replying for the visitors. Frank Winterstein showed great strength to power his way over for Widnes’ second try, with Ben Davies sending the hosts into the break 18-4 ahead.

Paul McShane extended the Vikings’ lead early in the second period, with Mellor following him over the try line soon after. Castleford finally hit back through Stuart Jones, with Eamon O’Carroll and Patrick Ah Van completing the rout.

Widnes Vikings: Phelps, Isa, Marsh, Dean, Ah Van, Mellor, Hanbury, Cross, Clarke, Pickersgill, Winterstein, Allen, Cahill. Replacements: Davies, Kite, McShane, O'Carroll.

Castleford Tigers: Youngquest; Clare, Griffin, Thompson, Williams, Ferres, McGoldrick, Walker, Milner, Huby, Millington, Holmes, Snitch. Replacements: Orr, Emmitt, Jones, Massey.

Castleford Tigers Memorable Moments