Webster wins it for Castleford

Andover Advertiser: Jake Webster won it for Castleford Jake Webster won it for Castleford

Jake Webster's last-gasp score for Castleford ruined Rangi Chase's return to the Tigers as they picked up their first win in three games in the most dramatic fashion possible, beating Salford 14-10.

Trailing by two points with seconds left, Cas dug in deep to snap their losing run and cement their position in the top four with a superb victory in a thrilling manner.

Castleford have become renowned for their attacking ruthlessness in 2014 and with their first meaningful bit of field position, they managed to take a lead - well against the run of play.

Liam Finn's towering kick was not dealt with by Greg Johnson, which left the prolific Justin Carney the simplest of takes to put the home side in front and that was the way it would remain at the break.

With just 20 minutes left, that six-point lead was looking more and more precious by the second, and when Castleford were awarded their sixth penalty of the evening, they could not resist having a go at goal. Marc Sneyd kicked it with comfort - despite the conditions - to nudge Cas' lead out to eight.

However, Salford would eventually bite back with 15 minutes remaining. After Carney spilled the ball carrying it away from defence, the Red Devils pounced when Junior Sa'u went over in the corner to reduce the arrears to four points. With time running out though, Salford needed another score badly.

And low and behold, they got their second score in five minutes when Gareth Hock barged his way over from close range right next to the sticks. That levelled it up at 8-8, but Chase's routine conversion made it 10-8 with 10 minutes left.

However, there was still time - with literally seconds left on the clock - for Cas to nick it. Daryl Clark was the architect; he broke down the right before sending Webster over for the game's winning score. Sneyd goaled, but by that point, the hooter had already sounded.

Widnes Vikings survived a late fightback at the Hive to end a five-match winless run and condemn bottom club London Broncos to yet another defeat.

Patrick Ah Van, Hep Cahill, and Danny Galea touched down in the first-half for the visitors, before Rhys Hanbury and Paddy Flynn each scored a double in the second period to seal a 42-24 win.

James Greenwood, Atelea Vea and Matt Cook gave Broncos some hope at the end of the game, after Denny Solomona's first-half try, but these proved to be no more than a consolation.

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