On This Day: Lyon hat-trick secures win over Salford – 2005

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

10 JUNE 2005

Super League round 17: Salford City Reds 22 St. Helens 33 at the Willows.

The star of the show was Jamie Lyon, whose brilliant eight minute hat-trick essentially won the game!

Saints looked in trouble early in the second half when Chris Charles went over to give Salford a 22-12 lead.

But Saints recovered their composure and two quick-fire Lyon tries levelled the match at 22-each.

Paul Wellens then gave St Helens their first lead of the game after 65 minutes and a late drop goal and try by Sean Long sealed the comeback.

St Helens coach Daniel Anderson hailed Jamie Lyon as “world class” after his hat-trick.

“We were very courageous and brave and played a smart game,” said Anderson.

“I wasn’t worried even when we were behind by 10 points and knew it was going to be a battle.

“We had to play it tough in the second half but Jamie Lyon showed he is a world-class centre.”

Salford: Hodgson, Stewart, Littler, Beverley, Langi, Hartley, Robinson, Rutgerson, Alker, Baldwin, McAvoy, Shipway, Charles. Replacements: Haggerty, Jonkers, Clough, Stringer.

St Helens: Wellens, Hardman, Lyon, Talau, Gardner, Hooper, Long, P. Anderson, Cunningham, Mason, Gilmour, Wilkin, V. Anderson. Replacements: Roby, Graham, Fa’asavalu, Edmondson.

Referee: Ian Smith (Oldham)

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