OLD Otliensians entertained Castleford at Chaffers Field, where, after a dreadful start, they turned things around spectacularly to win 47-17 in Yorkshire Three.

The opening exchanges were littered with mistakes from both sides and when 'Ensians conceded a free kick from a dangerous scrum. Castleford kept the ball tight.

Following a number of drives, they crashed over for the opening score.

The hosts were then penalised for wheeling a scrum and the visitors kicked a penalty to lead 10-0.

From the restart, Castleford ran through some weak tackling and their scrum half scored a converted try.

At this point, the home side moved up a gear. From the kick off Ryan McIlorum put in a crunching tackle, Dougie Elgar recovered the loose ball and then centre Olly Eaves broke down the blind side.

He found stand off Will Cooper in close support for the number 10 to score under the posts. The extras reduced the deficit to 17-7.

The home side were starting to dominate, and on the half hour mark, second row Jay Walsh crashed over. Cooper added an excellent conversion to reduce the arrears to 17-14.

Otliensians completely dominated the second half. Less than 10 minutes in, the forward pack kept the ball tight and made 40 metres before captain Sam Featherstone went over.

The kick gave the hosts a 21-17 advantage and the lead for the first time in the game.

Otliensians then moved the ball wide following a lineout. Eaves cut a line between the opposition centres and passed inside to fellow centre Luke Cowdell, who ran unopposed to earn a bonus point try.

The successful conversion gave the home side a comfortable 28-17 lead.

Scrum half Rob Lofthouse gathered the ball from a scrum with 10 minutes left and scampered over for a fifth try, also converted.

'Ensians' backs continued to run the Castleford defence ragged and scored two further tries from Cowdell and full back Connor Bateman.

Cooper converted one of those to finish with a personal haul of 17 points.