Greg Eden helped Castleford go top of Super League with his try in the 43-26 win over Catalans
So it was little wonder the locals were roaring their delight after an ultimately emphatic win which returned their team to the Super League summit.
After six rounds, the Tigers are top on points difference after scoring comfortably more points than any other side so far this season.
It is a tribute to the expansive, freeflowing style of play espoused by Daryl Powell, whose side ultimately responded in style to last week's defeat at Salford.
They trailed 14-0 after just 10 minutes against a Catalans side who appeared at home in the West Yorkshire sunshine.
But Powell's side systematically took control to run in seven tries and claim their fifth win from six games.
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Head coach Powell said: "Overall, there were some outstanding things in our game. The start to both halves was poor and to be 14-0 down put us under pressure.
"We had to score next and I thought we always looked dangerous when we had the ball. We just looked a bit leaky defensively at times, so I was pleased with the way we managed to respond."
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For a club noted for producing homegrown talent, these are heady days for Castleford at all levels.
Powell said: "I went to watch our Under-19s play Catalans beforehand – they won 32-24 and are also top of their league. For us as a club, I think it's awesome that we're doing really well across the board and we should be seen as a progressive team. That's what we are about and what the U19s did was as pleasing as us winning today."
Famed for their attacking prowess since Powell took the helm in May 2013, Castleford are averaging 38 points per game this season.
Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell was happy with the way his side responded to being 14-0 down
It was that ability to breach opposition defences that set them on the road to victory after an awful start which saw Catalans score through Iain Thornley and Richie Myler.
Luke Walsh converted both tries and then booted a penalty to make it 14-0 after 10 minutes but then Castleford woke up and remembered how good they actually are.
The fightback began in the 13th minute when Paul McShane, Junior Moors and Luke Gale combined to find Zak Hardaker, who dummied his way over the line.
Grant Millington then barrelled over from close range after more good work from the excellent Moors before recalled winger Joel Monaghan – standing in for the injured Greg Minikin – collected Jake Webster's pass and finished acrobatically in the right corner.
Four minutes before the break, Greg Eden collected a sumptuous kick from Ben Roberts to touch down inside the left channel.
That made it 22-14 at the break and, although Catalans hit back shortly after the restart through Louis Anderson, Castleford continued to ram home their superiority.
They claimed further scores from Moors and Michael Shenton, with Eden grabbing his second to move to the top of scoring charts in Super League with 10 for the season.
Dragons boss Laurent Frayssinous, who saw Vincent Duport score a late consolation, said: "It was a great start with the ball but defensively over 80 minutes we weren't good enough.
"If you look at the first 15 minutes, we had most of the possession, showed great aggression and scored some tries. But we couldn't defend and it was frustrating to concede so many points."
The final hooter came as a blessed relief to the French visitors and the home faithful savoured another victory as the customary Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond was played over the tannoy at the end.
Powell, who saw Luke Gale kick 15 points, introduced Rangi Chase late on following his return from a disciplinary-enforced absence.
Powell said: "He did well and looked sharp. It was a good short stint to get him back into the team."