Saints Cruise To Wolves Win

ADAM Swift bagged two tries as Saints beat Warrington 31-6 at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday night.

The winger took his club tally to 73 in a comprehensive victory.

Aided and abetted by the superb Matty Smith – who was making his latest debut for the club – Saints dominated throughout and overwhelmed their opponents.

Yet, ironically, it took them 30 minutes to break the deadlock.

But when they did, they ran in three tries in around seven minutes.

After having one chalked off for a forward pass, James Roby’s early kick was lost in goal and Zeb Taia touched down.

Five minutes later they extended the lead further and it was thanks to Smith.

He saw Jack Owens one on one with his winger and put a perfect lofted kick on a plate for him to score in the corner.

And two minutes later they went in again.

Breaking from inside their own half Fages linked up with Taia to put Percival away on a 60 metre break.

He then simply turned it outside for Swift to go over.

Percival three from three with the boot.

Saints repelled a strong attack from the visitors as the half time hooter rang but were powerless to stop Kurt Gidley two minutes into the second half.

Percival took Saints’ lead out to 14 points with a penalty after 55 minutes and ten minutes later the game was safe.

From 40 out, Wilkin stabbed the ball along the floor into the corner and Swift outpaced Ratchford to touch down.

Matty Smith tagged on a drop goal with seven left to play to cap a fine performance before Alex Walmsley flew onto the ball at full pace for game, set and match.

Match Summary:


Tries: Taia, Owens, Swift (2), Walmsley

Goals: Percival (5 from 7)

Drop: Smith


Tries: Gidley

Goals: Ratchford (1 from 1)

Penalties Awarded:

Saints: 9

Wolves: 8

HT: 18-0

FT: 31-6

REF: J Child

ATT: 11,598



2. Tommy Makinson; 21. Jack Owens, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith; 8. Alex Walmsley, 17. Tommy Lee, 14. Luke Douglas, 36. Zeb Taia, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 12. Jon Wilkin.

Subs: 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 15. Adam Walker, 18. Dominique Peyroux.


1. Stefan Ratchford; 5. Matthew Russell, 3. Rhys Evans, 20. Toby King, 26. Jack Johnson; 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Kurt Gidley; 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 14. Mike Cooper, 34. Ben Westwood, 12. Jack Hughes, 13. Joe Westerman.

Subs: 10. Ashton Sims, 15. Brad Dwyer, 17. Dominic Crosby, 28. Harvey Livett. 

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