Mark Percival and Regan Grace both bagged braces as Saints beat Hull FC 38-12 to lift the League Leaders’ Shield.

Saints wrapped up the trophy with two games to spare in a comfortable performance at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Justin Holbrook’s side led 12-0 after 15 minutes – and then sealed victory in the second half.

Mark Percival crossed for his 23rd try of the season in the tenth minute when Jonny Lomax took a short pass, broke through and drew the full back.

Danny Richardson converted and within a couple of minutes he was adding on another after Morgan Knowles showed great strength to plough over.

But Hull FC drew level when Jordan Lane and Brad Fash scored to make it 12-12.

Saints hit back just before half time through Luke Thompson and extended their lead early in the second half with a Richardson penalty.

That eight-point gap gave Saints some breathing space against a committed Hull FC – and they then turned the screw.

Firstly, Percival’s second came after soft hands from James Bentley.

The debutant sent his centre away before Percy produced a dummy to fool the full back – and leave the whole of the Totally Wicked Stadium applauding.

Saints were rampant and on their next foray into the Hull 20 metre area Barba and Grace exchanged passes, twice, for the winger to cross.

Grace then added his second as he ran 60 metres from Percy’s pass and ducked under the full back for a superb try.

Jack Ashworth went close as the game came to an end but Saints had done more than enough to secure their 24th Super League win of the season.

Match Summary:

Saints:
Tries: Percival (2), Knowles, Thompson, Grace (2)
Goals: Richardson (7 from 7)

Hull FC:
Tries: Lane, Fash
Goals: Faraimo (1 from 1), Connor (1 from 1)

Penalties Awarded:
Saints: 5
Hull FC: 9

HT: 18-12
FT: 38-12

REF: C Kendall

ATT: 9,348

Teams:

Saints:
23. Ben Barba; 2. Tommy Makinson, 30. Matty Costello, 4. Mark Percival, 19. Regan Grace; 1. Jonny Lomax, 18. Danny Richardson; 10. Kyle Amor, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 24. James Bentley, 21. Jack Ashworth, 12. Jon Wilkin.
Subs: 14. Luke Douglas, 20. Matty Lees, 22. Jake Spedding, 31. Jack Welsby.

Hull FC:
28. Hakim Miloudi; 2. Bureta Faraimo, 30. Cameron Scott, 4. Josh Griffin, 5. Fetuli Talanoa; 35. Liam Harris, 14. Jake Connor; 29. Masimbaashe Matongo, 17. Danny Washbrook, 8. Scott Taylor, 11. Dean Hadley, 26. Jordan Lane, 21. Sika Manu.
Subs: 16. Jordan Abdul, 20. Brad Fash, 22. Jez Litten, 36. Lewis Bienek.

Hull FC Line up

1Hakim Miloudi
2Bureta Faraimo
3Cameron Scott
4Josh Griffin
5Fetuli Talanoa
6Liam Harris
7Jake Connor
8Masimbaashe Matongo
9Danny Washbrook
10Scott Taylor
11Dean Hadley
12Jordan Lane
13Sika Manu
14Jordan Abdul
15Brad Fash
16Jez Litten
17Lewis Bienek

Last updated 4 Oct 18 21:46:46

76'

Ashworth steps his way through the middle but is held up inches from the line.

Reegs on his way! @plattyphoto

73'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny for 38-12.

73'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

What a try that is – Percy finds a gap gives Regan an early ball and he finishes it off – dips under the full back on his way too!

Jake Spedding and Jack Welsby about to enter the fray. Jack is 17 and from the Blackbrook club.

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61'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny makes it 32-12 from the touchline.

60'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

Barba and Regan exchange passes … twice!

Scorer thanks provider. @plattyphoto

55'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints
54'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

Percival over after a dummy that has mouths open all around the stadium! A cracker.

51'

What a break from Thompson – charges 60 metres down the field but his pass inside goes forward. Applause from all four sides of the ground for the break.

50'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny makes it 20-12.

49'

Penalty in front of the sticks and Danny will take the two.

48'

Tenacious defence sees Lomax force Faraimo into touch – Saints ball, 40 out from Hull’s line.

46'

Penalty to Saints.

46'

Danny Rich cops a high one as he comes away from Saints’ line.

44'

Tommy Mak takes a bouncing ball in his own in-goal, rounds three players to get out of trouble and then wins a penalty.

Back out for the second half. Saints will get it underway and they lead 18-12

Under 16s player of the year – the Bill Lyon Medal – presented on the pitch to Lewis Dodd at half time. Well done to him #saintsandproud

Great effort from Thommo! @plattyphoto

40'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny makes it 18-12 at half time.

39'
Try
Luke Thompson for Saints

No stopping the big man from close range!

38'

Penalty to Saints

36'
Goal
Jake Connor for Hull FC

Connor makes it 12-12

36'
Try
Brad Fash for Hull FC

Fash stretches out to put down right at the side of the posts… this game will be tied shortly.

34'

Knowles knocks a sliding kick dead – Saints have to drop out.

33'

Fourth penalty for Hull.

32'

Scappy play sees Saints get a repeat set but then lose the ball on the next tackle..

30'

Big tackle from Bentley forces the ball loose – Saints scrum, 40 out.

28'

Hull knock on and the chance is gone.

27'

Another penalty for Hull – they will attack from 20 out.

26'

Saints lose the ball and Hull have a penalty. Saints lead 12-6.

25'

Penalty to Saints

Goal
Bureta Faraimo for Hull FC

Faraimo makes it 12-6.

21'
Try
Hakim Miloudi for Hull FC

Finds a big gap, produces a sidestep and Hull are back in it.

15'

Saints turning the screw here – they’ve forced another drop out.

Yes Morgan! @plattyphoto

14'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny for 12-0

13'
Try
Morgan Knowles for Saints

Knowles on the burst! A repeat of last week’s effort and Saints lead 10-0

12'

Barba’s kick wins Saints a drop out.

Percy’s 23rd of the year @plattyphoto

11'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny makes it 6-0.

10'
Try
Ben Barba for Saints

Lomax breaks through and finds Percy on his outside

7'

Saints defend a set right on their line.

5'

Penalty to Hull

3'

Nice kick from Richardson that Ashworth chases but it is a little too long.

2'

High kick from Connor – lovely take from Makinson

Teams are out on the field – Hull will get this one underway!