The result left Castleford to face Ealing today (14 December) in a winner-takes-all clash for the title. Cambridge will take third place if they beat the other top four team, Bedford.
Castleford battled throughout to withstand a determined Cambridge challenge. They were almost always narrowly ahead until the start of the final quarter, when Cambridge squared the match at 10-10. Thanks to Knight's brilliance, Cambridge were able to keep in touch at 11-11 and then 12-12 before goals in the last two minutes by Dan Pollock and Luke Franks took Castleford clear. Franks finished with five for Castleford while Hamish Crichton was top marksman for Cambridge with four.