On This Day: Saints beat Wigan at Magic Weekend

Each day whilst we are all in Lockdown we will recall a famous Saints moment from the current day thanks to Saints Heritage Society.

5 May 2007

Super League Magic Weekend: Saints 34-18 Wigan at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. ‬

‪‘Magic’ was the word as Paul Wellens ran in 4 tries with Francis Meli and Matt Gidley also getting on the scoresheet as we returned to the top of the Super League table.

Meli struck first for Saints and although Bryan Fletcher replied for Wigan, Wellens and Gidley touched down to give Saints a 10-point lead.

Wellens showed good dribbling skills to go over again and his third and fourth came either side of Chris Ashton’s try.

Darrell Goulding kept Wigan in the game and Trent Barrett wasted a great chance as he dropped the ball over the line.

St Helens coach Daniel Anderson on Paul Wellens:

“He was absolutely superb and once again was fantastic at finishing but he is the first to admit he can’t win games by himself.

“A lot of blokes made significant contributions. Francis Meli is on fire at the moment.

“I thought the officiating was inconsistent. Every dud call went against us so to win with that style was tremendous.”

St Helens: (22) 34

Tries: Meli, Wellens (4), Gidley
Goals: Sculthorpe (5)

Wigan: (6) 18
Tries: Fletcher, Ashton, Goulding
Goals: Richards (3)

St Helens:Wellens, Tyrer, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Fozzard, Cunningham, Cayless, Wilkin, Sculthorpe, Hargreaves. Replacements: Roby, Graham, Clough, Fa’asavalu.

Wigan: Ashton, Calderwood, Bailey, Vaealiki, Richards, Barrett, Leuluai, Fielden, Millard, Paleaaesina, Hock, Fletcher, O’Loughlin. Replacements: Higham, Prescott, Hansen, Goulding. 

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