” 1 Richard Gough [right] Richard Gough has told talkSPORT Celtic will come up against a different Rangers side tonight than the one ten days ago. Rangers suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Celtic Park but Gough insists there will no repeat of that woeful performance in the Scottish Cup fifth-round replay clash.
Speaking to the Keys and Gray show, the Rangers legend said: “After the defeat Walter Smith had a clear-the-air meeting on the Monday and whatever he’s done has obviously worked wonders. “They’ve won their last two games and you will see a different Rangers team tonight than you did last Sunday. “The cup games are different from league games. It’s a one-off, Rangers have to go for a bit more so it should be a good, more open, game.” ” ” 1 The hosts returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion Castleford came from 14-0 down to thrash Catalans Dragons 43-26 and reclaim top spot in the Betfred Super League.
The Tigers appeared to be suffering from a hangover from their surprise 13-12 defeat at Salford after allowing their visitors to run in two tries in the first 10 minutes but they responded in trademark fashion with a series of well-worked tries to return to winning ways in emphatic fashion. Winger Greg Eden led the way with two tries, taking his total for the season to 10 to go in front of injured team-mate Greg Minikin at the top of the Super League chart.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/
The Dragons faded badly after their promising start and have now gone four matches without a win to remain in the bottom four. The Catalans lost full-back Thomas Bosc to injury and second rower Justin Horo to illness 24 hours before kick-off but were able to boast an imposing pack containing four specialist props and they made a dream start to the match.
A handling error from Castleford stand-off Ben Roberts deep inside his own half gave the visitors the ideal position to launch their first serious attack and it produced a third-minute try in the corner for winger Iain Thornley. Seven minutes later smart work from hooker Paul Aiton close to the line got scrum-half Richie Myler over and Luke Walsh kicked a second conversion before adding a penalty to stretch his side’s lead to 14-0.
There was no hint of panic, however, and Castleford demonstrated their attacking threat on their first serious foray into Dragons territory when full-back Zak Hardaker went over direct from a scrum heel for the first of their seven tries. The Tigers looked more potent when imposing forward Junior Moors was introduced from the bench and it was from one of his superb offloads that second rower Grant Millington went over for their second try.
Luke Gale added both conversions to bring his team to within two points and kept the momentum going with a 40-20 kick. The Catalans were placed on a team warning and their defence cracked twice more in the last three minutes of the first half. Centre Jake Webster’s strong surge enabled right winger Joel Monaghan to finish acrobatically for his first try of the season and Eden touched down Roberts’ kick for his ninth after Castleford had won a rare scrum against the feed.
At 22-14, the game had been turned on its head and, although the Dragons scored first in the second half through substitute forward Louis Anderson, it was largely one-way traffic. Moors strolled through the visitors’ defence in alarmingly comfortable fashion in the 46th minute and skipper Michael Shenton took a return pass from Eden to finish off a glorious move from deep inside his own half. Gale slotted a drop goal to keep the scoreboard ticking over until Eden jinked his way over for his second try and, leading 43-20, it was the signal for coach Daryl Powell to re-introduce Rangi Chase for his first game back since serving a suspension for a breach of discipline. Catalans finished a well-beaten team but they had the consolation of scoring the final try through winger Vincent Duport on his 150th appearance, with Walsh taking his goal tally to five from five attempts. “