Super League: Castleford thump Wakefield at the Ethiad Stadium
Last Updated: 26/05/13 10:58am
Winger Kirk Dixon scored four tries to help Castleford see off Wakefield 49-24 in the second game of Magic Weekend.
Daryl Powell also celebrated his first win as Tigers coach in a 13-try feast against their derby rivals at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester.
Although Dixon took the plaudits, Rangi Chase created five of their nine tries in the sun to impress and help his side move away from the foot of the table.
Wakefield, who won 37-16 win at the home of their near neighbours back in March, were desperately disappointing as they lost further ground in their pursuit of a play-off spot.
It was largely one-way traffic from the fourth minute when hooker Daryl Clark squeezed over from dummy half after forward Grant Millington had been brought down just short of the line.
Jamie Ellis kicked the first of his six goals and they were quickly in again with a spectacular 90-metre try. Indeed, the Tigers were scoring at a point a minute when Dixon touched down Chase's kick to the line for his first of the day.
The Wildcats struggled to get out of their own half and they fell further behind on 25 minutes when prop Craig Huby regathered Chase's high kick to register a fourth score.
Ellis' third goal made it 22-0 but the slow-starting Wildcats struck with two tries in five minutes to briefly haul themselves into the game.
Samoan international Taulima Tautai marked his debut by setting up Dean Collis for his eighth try of the season, and captain Danny Kirmond then took Lee Smith's pass to slice through for another.
But Castleford then pulled further clear with two more tries in the last five minutes of the first half through Dixon and blockbusting winger Justin Carney.
At 32-12, there was no way back for Wakefield, although centre Collis scored his second try after collecting Tim Smith's pinpoint kick to the corner.
Dixon collected Chase's long pass to complete his hat-trick on 50 minutes and, after Thompson had barged over for a solo score, finished off a sweeping move to add his fourth try of the match.
Wakefield replacement Chris Annakin grabbed a consolation effort and Smith kicked his fourth goal, but Ellis had the final say when he put over a drop goal to round out the scoring.
First Utility Super League
Thu 26th Mar
Salford Red Devils36 - 8Widnes Vikings
Fri 27th Mar
Castleford Tigers20 - 14Hull FC
Hull K R24 - 22St Helens
Warrington Wolves10 - 29Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors52 - 10Wakefield Wildcats
Sat 28th Mar
Catalans Dragons22 - 38Leeds Rhinos
Thu 2nd Apr
Hull FCvsHull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Fri 3rd Apr
Castleford TigersvsLeeds Rhinos
Wigan WarriorsvsSt Helens
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Mon 6th Apr
Warrington WolvesvsCastleford Tigers
Hull K R0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Wigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
Catalans DragonsvsWidnes Vikings
Fri 10th Apr
Hull FCvsWidnes Vikings
Sat 11th Apr
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Castleford TigersvsHull K R
Sun 12th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0St Helens
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan WarriorsvsWarrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St HelensvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Magic Weekend 2013
The best of Sunday's action from Super League's Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott felt his side had a late try harshly ruled out in their 20-16 defeat to Wigan.
Wigan put an end to Leeds' perfect record at Magic Weekend with a hard-fought 20-16 triumph at the Etihad Stadium.
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- Seven-try Giants tame Bulls
- Noble: Let's build on victory
- James double sinks Vikings
- Magic musings
- Smith thrilled for Morley
- Wolves rip Saints to shreds
- Hull hit back to stun Rovers
- Powell hopeful following win
- Dureau thrilled with comeback
- Dragons too hot for Broncos
- Wane wants revenge on Leeds
- McDermott: No Leeds crisis
- Every angle covered
- City Reds v Vikings: Teams
- Rhinos v Warriors: Teams
- Bulls v Giants: Teams
- Powell ready for crucial test
- Wellens: Saints need to build
- Gentle aiming to end hoodoo
- Dragons v Broncos: Teams
- Hull FC v Hull KR: Teams
- Saints v Wolves: Teams
- Tigers v Wildcats: Teams
- Fiddes' Cent