Spirit of 55, aka Wire fan Rob Watson, gives his take on the fourth win in five outings achieved by Warrington Wolves

THE Wire's squad is looking formidable.

Whoever comes off the bench isn’t weakening the team.

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And there are still good players not making the 17.

It was great to see Ben Currie making a return against Castleford on Thursda after 10 months out injured.

Hopefully he can get back to his best and stay fit for the rest of the season.

His quality can definitely add to this team and make a dangerous left-side attack with Bryson Goodwin for whoever gets the nod to play on the left wing to profit from.

Often people talk about teams being in a transitional year and that they aren’t really expected to win anything that season.

One thing is already clear that The Wire are ready to contend this season and cannot hide behind any thoughts of future seasons, the time is definitely now.

After the disappointing performance and defeat in France, The Wire had their first big test of their mentality and character for this match.

This test was magnified by the opponents being an excellent Castleford side.

For the first 15 minutes or so it looked worryingly a little like the Catalans game, with Castleford definitely on top and their four-point lead flattered Wire rather than them.

One difference was that Wire weren’t making the same amount of mistakes as they were in France.

The improvement in turning pressure into points was in evidence again as The Wire’s clinical attack created tries that completely turned the game around.

Firstly, showing that things don’t have to turn out as planned to have a good result, Patton did well to hold onto the ball when he realised his first two options of Currie as a lead runner and Ratchford out the back had been covered by Castleford.

A moment of composure and vision allowed the half-back to spot the space for Mamo to run into and an excellent, long, floated pass allowed the speedy winger to go over in the corner untouched.

A few minutes later it looked a lot more as planned as the ball was moved to the left again and it was Ratchford who provided the killer pass this time to Mamo who scored his second try on his first Super League start for The Wire.

Mamo’s performance gives Steve Price the sort of problem that coaches want, having to choose between two good players.

The six-point lead was soon turned into 12 when Austin’s cross-field kick to the left caused chaos in the Castleford defence, especially once Mamo had caught it and offloaded to Hughes, who threw an outrageous, school-yard type dummy that at least one defender completely bought.

Hughes took advantage of the space that created and forced his way over the line.

A 16-4 lead at half time put The Wire in control and they never looked like losing that control.

Ratchford added a penalty after a couple of minutes of the second half.

With still 30 minutes left Murdoch-Masila went on a rampaging run and carried two Cas players over the line with him to all but clinch the game at that point, making it 24 unanswered points for The Wire.

Castleford to their credit did stay competitive, but their efforts could only muster one try in response and in the end The Wire were well worth their 24-10 victory.