Saints hopes of a playoff semi final spot remain alive following the win over Wakefield and whilst it wasn’t good for the nerves, the result pleased Justin Holbrook.
“It was fantastic we came up with the win,” he said. “I thought it was a really good game of rugby league. Wakefield were outstanding and we fought all the way until the very end and got away with it.
“It was my second experience of never write off the Saints … we needed it, got it and I’m rapped.
“I thought we started to panic with 25 to go but settled down with 15 remaining. We kept coming and in the end came up with something to win it.”
He continued: “Theo Fages and Danny Richardson went ok I thought. Jonny Lomax did us a favour at the last minute moving into the centre and did well.
“I was also pleased for Matty Lees. He went well in a tough game to make his debut and I thought he did a really good job.
“I have watched him since I came here – and he stepped up and played four really good games in the Reserves so I thought he deserved his chance. He went well.”
The result leaves Saints in fifth position, a point behind Wakefield with the rest of Round 5 still to play.
“I am happy we are still alive with a couple of games to go,” Justin added. “The beauty of the Super 8s is that everyone plays everyone and for us to know we face Huddersfield next week and could be in a better position is exciting for everyone.”
Justin also announced that Alex Walmsley left the game late in the second half to return home as his partner was in labour.
Alex and Simone have had a baby boy and everyone at the club sends their congratulations.