Castleford Tigers won their third game of the Super 8s following a 46-22 victory over the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Denny Solomona scored a first half hat-trick to condemn Wakefield to their fourth loss in the Super 8s.
Castleford dominated the first half and led 34-8 at the break. Solomona opened the scoring before Reece Lyne put the Wildcats level.
Four minutes later, Rangi Chase went over to put the Tigers back in front and Luke Gale scored the first of his 6 conversions.
Four more tries from Denny Solomona, Luke Gale and Paul McShane gave the Tigers a comprehensive 26 point lead at half-time.
Wakefield quickly got to work in the second half with Bill Tupou scoring five minutes after the restart.
The Wildcats began to really test the Tigers defence and even threatened a comeback when Nick Scruton and Tom Johnstone scored two tries inside three minutes.
In the end, the Tigers held on and sealed the two points when Luke Gale went over with three minutes to go.
Despite winning three out of their four games in the Super 8s, Daryl Powell’s side won’t be able to make the play-offs. Next up for the Tigers is a trip to St. Helens where they will hope their string of impressive performances continues.
For Chris Chester and his Wakefield side it was another disappointing defeat as they remain winless in the Super 8s. The Wildcats will be hoping for a better display when they host the Catalans Dragons next week at Belle Vue.
Castleford 44 (36)
Tries: Chase, Solomona 3, Dorn, McShane, Webster, Gale
Goals: Gale 6
Wakefield 22 (8)
Tries: Lynn, Tupou, Scruton, Johnstone 2
By Sebastian Sternik