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Powell sees room to improve despite Dragons' scalp

2nd February 2019, 12:05 by Craig Smithson

Castleford have room to improve despite their 20-4 opening Super League win against Catalans Dragons, according to coach Daryl Powell.

Prolific winger Greg Eden and man-of-the-match Paul McShane crossed in the first period to give the Tigers a 12-0 half-time lead.

The lead was extended when McShane kicked his third goal of the night, before Lewis Tierney got the Dragons off the mark with a try 15 minutes from time.

However, Eden wrapped up a comprehensive win when he dived over for his second try of the game late on.

It was a good start for the 2017 Regular Season Shield winners, but Powell is confident that his players have a lot more in the tank.

He said: "It was a good win for us. We defended outstandingly well and our attitude was great.

"It was a really pleasing performance. We've been the most consistent team over the last two years statistically - we've won 75% of our games which is a pretty awesome effort.

"Obviously we want to win something. Tonight has given us a good platform. Clearly we'll improve as we work through the season."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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