Castleford end their Yorkshire Three season playing Rugby League for ten minutes
Aireborough 17 v Castleford 19
After leading 19-3 in their final Yorkshire Three game of the season away at Aireborough, Castleford were reduced to thirteen players following two controvertial yellow cards and needed to fight all the way to keep their six-in-a-row winning sequence and secure a top four finish.
Castleford took the lead after just five minutes when back-rower, James Baldwin broke from the scrum base on his own twenty two. After ten metres he transferred the ball to centre Daniel Price who broke upfield before passing to fellow centre, Andy Ellis who drew the fullback before sending winger, Chris O'Gara a clear run-in for his first Senior try. Outside half, Ian Mattison added the difficult touchline conversion.
Aireborough replied with a Nick Holdsworth penalty before Castleford stretched with another try. The Castleford pack forced a scrum five after the ball was carried back over the visitors' line.Baldwin peeled off blind and forced his way over powerfully with two would-be tacklers holding on.
The third try came from deep in their own half five minutes after the interval. Flanker, Craig Potter made the initial break before the ball was transferred quickly across field from Price and O'Gara. The winger kicked infield and fullback, Thomas Dobson backed up to score the converted try.
The game turned when Castleford lost two players in succession to yellow cards. The home side took full advantage scoring two converted tries to create another nail-biting finish. Castleford steadied when there full complement was restored and held on for the victory.
Castleford are away at Thornensians in the quarter final of the Yorkshire Silver Trophy.