On This Day: Saints ‘march on’ in victory over Catalans in 2008

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

17 MAY 2008

Super League Round 14: St Helens 28-10 Catalan Dragons at Knowsley Road.

Before the game, supporters, including Chairman Eamonn McManus marched in support of our new stadium bid, from the Town Hall Square up to Knowsley Road. Looking back, it was well worth it – we are sure you will all agree!

On the pitch itself, Saints jumped to second in the Super League table with victory over Catalans in a scrappy game at Knowsley Road.

Chris Flannery opened the scoring for Saints before Keiron Cunningham and James Graham extended our advantage.

Adam Mogg got the Dragons off the mark after the half-time break but Gardner’s brace and Leon Pryce’s late try sealed the win for Daniel Anderson’s side.

St Helens coach Daniel Anderson:

“I’ve been in plenty of games which were great adverts for the game, but that wasn’t one. Catalans were terrible and we were poor.

“It was ugly. I think mediocre is overstating it. We’ve got no excuse, we were very much below average. Playing badly but still winning – we can take that.

“We trained fantastic this week and gave every indication that we were going to produce a crisp, energetic performance. Maybe the emotion of last week’s Challenge Cup took a lot out of us.”

St Helens (16) 28
Tries: Flannery, Cunningham, Graham, Gardner (2), Pryce Goals: Long (2)

Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Cunningham, Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Bennett, Flannery, Graham, Hargreaves, Clough, Tyrer, Fa’asavalu.

Catalans Dragons (0) 10
Tries: Mogg, Greenshields Goals: Bosc

Bosc, Carlaw, Casty, Chan, Croker, Duport, Fakir, Ferriol, Gorrell, Greenshields, Guisset, Khattabi, McGuire, Mogg, Mounis, Pelo, Raguin, Touxagas, Wilson.

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