JAMAHL Lolesi hailed Saints defensive qualities following their win at Widnes.
A 21-8 victory landed a tenth win in eleven games – and kept them with a chance of reaching third spot.
“It was important to come here and get the two points,” Saints assistant coach said. “We got the points and were really happy with the defensive effort.
“When you watch Widnes you know they can attack and Kev Brown is a hell of a player to play against. They didn’t have much to play for and therefore played carefree, moving it around well to put us under pressure.
“Our defence held up for long periods and to concede one try through natural play was a pleasing effort.
“We came under a bit of stick midway through the year so it is all credit to the players who have managed to turn it around and get going. A few characters have played some leading roles there too.
“We are under no illusions though, the bigger games lie ahead. We will put our efforts into next week, see where we finish up and then go into the semis.”
Lolesi revealed that Jonny Lomax missed the game through injury – but he will be fine – whilst Adam Swift was taken off the field for a head knock.
Greg Richards also left the game with a similar injury.
“We will have to see where we are on a short turnaround,” Lolesi added. “We are pretty confident Jonny will be fit and Percy (Mark Percival) could be close too.”
Saints play Wakefield this Friday at Langtree Park (8pm).
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