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Saints Chalk Up “Vital” Win

Saints win over Leigh was "vital" according to Derek Traynor.

The interim coach said coming up with the two points on Friday night was important following the disappointing loss to the Vikings.

“The win was vital for us after losing against Widnes,” he said. “It was nice to get the two points and we worked hard for them too. I think we deserved it.

“We were a little bit frustrated at times. You could see glimpses and where we want to get to and do, but we have to do that for longer periods and be consistent.

“The lads pulled together and it was good to see a lot of team spirit and them working hard for one another.

“Longy has introduced a few things into our attack and it’s hard for all that to sink in at once.

“Perhaps we tried to put things on too quickly at times before we had earned the right.

“You can see there is a willingness to move the ball though and hopefully we can get a good week’s training and get some more into them.

“We are looking to move the ball wider and move defences rather than going down the middle.”

He continued: “We did put ourselves under pressure at times. I don’t think our defence was perfect but we scrambled well for each other.

“And to only let one try in against any Super League team is a good performance.

“We didn’t get the start we wanted but we got over it, settled down and then got on top and rolled down the field.

“There was a lot of character in the performance.”

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