Lee Radford reacts to Castleford Tigers' defeat to Wigan Warriors
His side were defeated 36-0 by Wigan Warriors at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Friday night, as Liam Marshall went over for a hat-trick to condemn the Yorkshire club to their third straight defeat.
Despite the visitors eventually coming away with a comfortable scoreline, the Tigers were in the contest during the opening 40 minutes before running out of steam.
Radford said: “First half I was really pleased with where we were and the arm wrestle we were in.
“From a performance perspective I thought we showed a little bit of stiffness, and probably should’ve taken a few opportunities at their end of the field.
“Possession-wise we were up in that area, but in the second half staying in that grind was always difficult for us.
“We’ve got bumps and bruises, and made a couple of poor decisions, and it all adds up to a scoreline like that.
“They are a very good side that stay in the grind, and you’ve got to stay stiff with them.
“We made a couple of errors that killed us.
“You can add some blokes coming off and some playing out of position.
“It looks like a Mickey Mouse second half, but that’s the way the game can go sometimes.
“It’s a good apprenticeship at the beginning of the season but you’ve got to make sure you learn from it.
“I feel far more pleased tonight than I did against Hull FC.”