MARK Flanagan said Saints’ character shone through as they beat Wigan 16-12 on Friday night.
The 26-year-old produced a stunning pass for Tommy Makinson’s first and then defended like a demon to keep the Warriors at bay.
He wasn’t the only one, of course, and he says that spirit was key to the win.
“It was a great victory,” he said. “Derbies are always tough encounters and losing Luke Walsh early provided us with a bit of adversity. Wigan have injuries too though and it made a great spectacle for the fans and went down to the wire. Thankfully we came out on top.
“We showed a lot of character and at half time we knew it would likely go down to the final minute.
“We were on our own line, defending set after set, busting ourselves, covering for our teammates and doing those little one per centers that make the difference.
“Wigan are a good side and we handled them well.”
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