Eden hat-trick secures Tigers’ late victory

Castleford Tigers came from behind late on to overcome a determined Widnes Vikings 32-22.

Greg Eden scored a hat-trick to help the Tigers overcome a 22-10 deficit against the competition’s bottom side.

It was Eden who opened the scoring before Ryan Ince and Jack Johnson put Widnes ahead, only for Gadwin Springer to respond just before the break for the Tigers.

But Jordan Johnstone and Corey Thompson bagged second-half tries to put Denis Betts’ side 22-10 ahead and close to a shock win.

But Eden completed his hat-trick while Greg Minkin and Matt Cook also scored to secure a comeback victory for Daryl Powell’s side.

Tigers: Hardaker; Monaghan, Minikin, Shenton, Eden; Roberts, Gale; Lynch, McShane, Millington, Sene-Lefao, McMeeken, Massey. Subs: Milner, Cook, Springer, Holmes.

Vikings: Johnson; Ince, Chamberlain, Runciman, Thompson; Heremaia, Johnstone; Burke, White, Gerrard, Walker, Olbison, J Chapelhow. Subs: E Chapelhow, Cahill, Walker, Manuokafoa.

A full report and photos from this game will feature in Monday’s League Express