KC: We Can Build On This

KEIRON Cunningham once again praised his side’s resilience and thanked the fans following Saints’ 30-20 win over Castleford Tigers.

“The best thing to come out of the game was the way we got out to a lead towards the end of the game and defended that lead,” he said. “We were our own worst enemy at times. After every try early on we coughed up soft possession and gifted them back into the game.

“It is always tough coming here. We knew it would be a physical encounter regardless of who is playing following Cas’ loss last week.

“The aim when you land here is to get the result and we did that. We know we can do better but we’ve won two in a row and that is something we can build on. That resilience to defend a lead is credit to the players.

“It is good to have front line players pulling on their shirts as it means we can start forging some combinations. Young Theo (Fages) is a smart player and in the last two weeks he has learnt that Mark Percival is one of the best centres in the comp. He’s never had so much ball playing with him.

“Jonny Lomax came up with a great play too. He was tired out there but proved he is a gamebreaker.

“Joe Greenwood too; we had to find a way of getting points and he normally gets them. Theo is working well with his little crew on the left hand side! I also thought Morgan Knowles is continuing to come of age. He played in the edges and middle and did really well.”

He continued: “On a personal note I’d like to thank the fans for what they have been doing in the last few weeks.

“The support today was phenomenal. They could have sat at home and not come across on a rainy Sunday but they were here, cheering the boys on.

“On behalf of me, the coaching staff and the players a big thank you. You brought us home in those tough spots.”

Next up for Saints in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Sixth Round tie with Hull FC at Langtree Park.

The game will kick off at 4.30pm on Sunday May 8.

Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455052 or online here.

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