Castleford Tigers 12-32 Wigan Warriors: Liam Marshall reaches century as visitors battle to win | Rugby League News

Castleford Tigers 12-32 Wigan Warriors: Liam Marshall reaches century as visitors battle to win | Rugby League News

Two tries from Liam Marshall and one each from Bevan French, Abbas Miski, Jake Bibby and Liam Farrell helped Wigan come from behind to beat Castleford; Greg Eden and Kenny Edwards had crossed to help the Tigers take a 12-0 lead in the Mend-A-Hose Jungle

Last update: 22/06/04 16:42

Wigan players celebrate a try in their win over Castleford

Challenge Cup final hero Liam Marshall passed 100 career tries as Wigan Warriors found their way back to winning ways in the Betfred Super League with a 32-12 comeback win at Castleford Tigers.

A week after his late touchdown edged past Huddersfield at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Marshall marked his 100th Super League appearance with a try in each half.

The in-form winger also provided an assist for Bevan French as Matt Peet’s side rallied from 12-0 down after 33 minutes to claim their first league victory since April 29.

However, a third straight defeat looked possible as the Tigers dominated early, scoring converted tries through Greg Eden and Kenny Edwards.

Instead, Wigan scored their first points for Lee Radford’s side at 12, then blitzed their hosts with three tries in 10 minutes early in the second half.

The Warriors started badly as French’s handling error after six minutes gave the Tigers a repeat set and the lead. Jake Trueman, who scored a first-half hat-trick against the Warriors in 2017, provided a cut pass and Eden went through unopposed.

Eden’s try was his eighth in the Super League this season and 12th in all competitions, while Gareth O’Brien converted but then missed an 18th-minute penalty to give the Tigers a two-point advantage .

Greg Eden gave Castleford an early lead against Wigan

Wigan, however, lost center Iain Thornley to a knee injury and then conceded a second try after 24 minutes. Edwards, on loan at Huddersfield, raced to Trueman’s pass and ran through French and Oliver Partington to give O’Brien an easy conversion.

Wigan failed to improve and Marshall was briefly denied his historic try due to French’s forward pass. The Tigers, however, were reduced to 12 men, with Mahe Fonua booked for kicking a tackle with Liam Farrell.

The visitors capitalized on their advantage after 33 minutes as French got a pass this time around and Marshall took his try tally to triple figures. Harry Smith missed the start.

Fonua returned but O’Brien failed to reappear for the second half due to a late-game calf injury, and Tigers fortunes suffered another setback when Wigan reduced the deficit to two points with an inventive second try after 44 minutes.

Abbas Miski’s try helped put Wigan back on track at Castleford

French finished, but his fifth of the season owed it all to Marshall’s kick and Jake Bibby’s initial transfer to his winger.

The visitors then hit the front for the first time five minutes later as former London Broncos favorite Abbas Miski accepted Farrell’s offload to cross into the corner. Smith improved both.

Wigan were now in irresistible form and went 20-12 ahead thanks to French’s assist and Marshall’s second try. By then, the Tigers were nearly beaten, and the Warriors underscored their superiority with more tries in the final quarter from Bibby and Farrell.

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