Cas 22 Warriors 28

Sam Tomkins in action at Cas
Sam Tomkins in action at Cas

CHRIS Tuson crossed with two minutes to go to grab a dramatic victory for Wigan at Castleford.

The Warriors appeared to have thrown the two points away after letting a comfortable-looking 22-4 lead slip from their grasp.

Castleford crossed for three unanswered tries in a 20-minute spell to level the scores, and set up a grandstand finish in which both Rangi Chase and Matty Smith went close with drop-goal attempts.

But with just two minutes remaining, the outstanding Sean O’Loughlin created the opening for Tuson to cross and finally secure the win.

It marked a fitting end to a free-flowing, entertaining contest punctuated with breaks and half-chances.

Wigan had taken an early grip of the contest through Ben Flower’s try.

And when Pat Richards and Tuson crossed within moments of one another, they held a 16-0 advantage.

Jake Webster got the home side’s first try before the break, but Mike McIlorum’s reply early in the second-half kept them at arm’s length.

But the Tigers refused to lie down, Justin Carney bagging two tries and the equally-superb Jamie Ellis also crossing to set up a dramatic finish to thrill the 7,852 fans.