Castleford vs Hull
7:45pm Thursday 5th September
The Mend-A-Hose Jungle
Jake Trueman scored a hat-trick as Hull faced up to an early finish to their season to leave Castleford on the verge of their play-offs.
The enhanced his burgeoning standing in a Super League record 44-12 win against the Airlie Birds also was included at the Great Britain functioning squad.
Before a Trueman gave the home side a firm grip on the game, the scoring started with his first attempt for Castleford.
Masi Matongo went for the opening try of Hull but Trueman made it a treble before James Clare, Jordan Rankin and Matt Cook finished the visitors’ distress after the demanding effort of Jack Logan.
The outcome saw Daryl Powell’s team leapfrog their opponents into the top five before their final fixture of the season against Wigan.
Hull hope other results go their own way and should beat St Helens next week to runaway leaders.
The Black and Whites moved into the game on the rear of residence defeats to Salford and Huddersfield, and that there were indications of this fragility which had left them clinging on to their place as Castleford took control of the contest .
It required the Tigers eight minutes to get around the board Blair, the former Melbourne center forcing his way over out wide after boys Liam Watts and the visitors had been opened by Rankin up.
A mistake by Logan by a cross-field kick gave area place that was perfect to Castleford and they also made it count as an outrageous dummy threw to take Sika Manu along with Albert Kelly .
Hull trod water when Trueman took good advantage of tackling over under the posts and they conceded a third attempt.
Hull were lately on the incorrect end of blowouts that were many after Jamie Ellis added his fourth goal in the 32, and they were on course for another humiliating defeat.
The Airlie Birds gave themselves a glimmer of hope once Matongo reached out to score and charged on to a pass by Kelly.
Tevita Satae was held up as Hull sought another attempt before half-time and when they resumed following the interval any momentum they built up had gone.
Minutes was all it took to help himself since the Tigers kept the ball alive following an error.
Daniel Smith was denied a score when he had been adjudged to have knocked on attempting to floor Paul McShane’s grubber kick but there was a feeling Castleford had already done enough.
Jake Connor bombed a certain try if full-back Jamie Shaul was shown a yellow card for a foul on Rankin following a break and it made worse for Hull.
But from nowhere and Whites hit , Carlos Tuimavave giving Logan a sprint to the line and choosing off a kick against Rankin.
That just delayed the inevitable since Clare place the result beyond any doubt and a kick touched down from the Trueman that was outstanding.
Connor rounded off to forget if he had been sin-binned for dissent and Cook had the last term with the seventh attempt of Castleford.
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