Swift Stars In Saints Win

ADAM Swift bagged four tries as Saints came from behind to thrash Hull KR 48-16.

The winger crossed for two in the first and two in the second to eradicate a 12-0 deficit.

They were part of a three tries in seven minutes blitz that also included Shannon McDonnell’s fourth of the season.

The result keeping Keiron Cunningham’s side in touch with the top four.

Ironically, for 30 minutes at least, no one in the ground would have expected such a scoreline.

Shaun Lunt opened the visitor’s account when Hull KR pushed it on the last.

Both Maurice Blair and Albert Kelly were involved, opening up the space with some fine offloading for the hooker to cross.

Kieran Dixon tagged on the extras – and on the quarter hour mark the lead was increased through Chris Clarkson.

The loose forward cruising through a gap moments after Saints had weathered a goal line stand.

Dixon then tagged on a penalty after 21 minutes to make it 12-0 and the home side’s nerves were beginning to show.

But the introduction of Kyle Amor lifted Saints and solid runs allowed the pressure to mount.

And in the end it counted as Jonny Lomax put on a fine pass for Adam Swift to ghost over for his sixth of the season.

The winger was unlucky not to add his second shortly afterwards – the referee ruling a knock on in the build up – but he made no mistake whenMark Percival put it on a plate.

Swift rounding Kelly to pull Saints right back into it.

Saints began the second half on the front foot, gaining a repeat set when Dixon fluffed his lines on a high ball.

But Swift was just nudged into touch as he dove for his hat-trick following a great move.

He didn’t have long to wait though as on 45 minutes, Dominique Peyroux won the ball back by gathering a loose play the ball from the Robins.

In a blink of an eye the ball was moved left through Wilkin and Percival and Swift scorched home from 80 metres.

His in and out move to round the full back extra special.

Saints had their tails up and their next try was equally as good.

After some solid drives, Peyroux showed his strength to take on the line and then offload under pressure to slip McDonnell in.

And it got better as on 52 minutes Adam Swift went in for his FOURTH following great work from Walmsley and Lomax.

Thomas Minns made it game on for Hull KR but Joe Greenwood’s excellent offload to Mark Percival killed off any hopes of a comeback.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook powered over from close range to increase the advantage and then Jon Wilkin caught Peyroux on a great line for a deserved try.

And Alex Walmsley capped a great second half display when he blasted over from close range at the death following a Jordan Turner 40:20.

Match Summary:


Tries: Swift (4), McDonnell, Percival, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Peyroux, Walmsley

Goals: Percival (6 from 9)

Hull KR:

Tries: Lunt, Clarkson, Minns

Goals: Dixon (3 from 4)


Saints: 6

Hull KR: 6

HT: 8-12

FT: 48-16

REF: J Smith

ATT: 9488



1. Jonny Lomax; 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 12. Jon Wilkin; 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 14. Lama Tasi, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 28. Morgan Knowles.

Subs: 10. Kyle Amor, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 20. Joe Greenwood. 

Hull KR:

21. Thomas Minns; 29. Joe Wardill, 12. Graeme Horne, 4. Iain Thornley, 5. Kieran Dixon; 11. Maurice Blair, 7. Albert Kelly; 17. Dane Tilse, 9. Shaun Lunt, 10. Mitch Allgood, 20. James Greenwood, 15. James Donaldson, 13. Chris Clarkson.

Subs: 8. Adam Walker, 14. Kevin Larroyer, 16. James Green, 24. George Lawler.

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