Super League: Castleford Tigers inflict another heavy defeat on London Broncos
Last Updated: 27/03/14 11:36pm
Castleford captain Michael Shenton provided the inspiration as the Tigers destroyed London Broncos 54-6 on Thursday night.
Centre Shenton crossed for two tries and was involved in three others as Cas maintained their excellent start to the Super League season.
For the Broncos it was yet another sorry performance in a so-far winless season that lurches from bad to worse.
London entered the contest on the back of six straight losses, while the Tigers were looking to bounce back from defeat at Salford last weekend, a result that ended their 100 per cent start to the campaign.
But in the opening few minutes there was very little to choose between the two sides, with neither really threatening.
That all changed though with 11 minutes on the clock, Daryl Clark and Ellis combining well to send Michael Channing over in the corner.
The Tigers were in the ascendency by midway through the half and came close to adding a second score when Shenton had a try chalked off by the video referee for straying into touch while grounding the ball.
Shenton turned provider on 22 minutes, breaking clear and then delaying his pass to allow Oliver Holmes to stride over at the posts.
Having barely flickered into life as an attacking force, the Broncos finally threatened near the half-hour mark, Jamie O'Callaghan close to wriggling over after tearing down the flank.
But Castleford showed them how it should be done on 31 minutes, Shenton grabbing a deserved try after he snagged a teasing Liam Finn kick.
The Broncos' problems grew larger seconds later, Atelea Vea sin-binned for holding down Shenton as he strode clear.
The Tigers then had a further try denied by the video referee as Clare was adjudged to have slid into touch.
Video referee James Child was involved again before the break, this time confirming Castleford's fourth try as Finn touched down after Craig Huby had been stripped of possession.
The visitors struck again on 46 minutes, Huby himself romping over after taking a Finn pass.
And just minutes later it was try number six for the visitors, Justin Carney streaking clear after more good work from Shenton.
By now the Londoners were falling apart at the seams, Shenton teeing up Dorn for a further score on 54 minutes, before showing great speed to add his second try himself moments later.
There was no let up from Cas, Carney adding his second try with 15 minutes remaining when he seized on a Marc Sneyd kick.
The Tigers were content to take their foot off the gas from then, and the Londoners finally notched a try in the closing moments when Mike McMeeken crashed over after a short pass from Scott Moore.
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
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