Super Saints back to winning ways in emphatic fashion

Saints returned to winning ways after an impressive first half performance led to a seven try 38-2 win over the Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday evening.

Two early tries from Lachlan Coote and then Jonny Lomax’s 100th Saints try put us in control before a further three tries from Theo Fages and a Tommy Makinson double capped off a dominant first half display.

Makinson secured his hat-trick in the second half and Lomax added a second try as Saints bounced back to winning ways with a 38-2 victory with Coote picking up four assists.

The visitors started the game on the front foot and were ahead in the 4th minute after an Oliver Russell penalty after Saints were penalised for holding down in the tackle.

Saints hit back in typical Saints fashion as Alex Walmsley crashed through the defensive line and then offloaded to Fages who fed Coote to score. Coote added the extras giving Saints a 6-2 lead.

Saints were in again on the next set as the ball was switched from right to left and a neat kick through from Mark Percival found Lomax who touched down for his 100th Saints try. Coote extending Saints lead to 12-2.

Saints were in full flight and the third try came quickly after as a sweeping move out to the left hand side finished with Coote providing the cut out pass to Makinson who finished in the corner. Coote unable to add the extras off the touchline leaving the score at 16-2.

Saints fourth try came from Fages as Coote caught the Giants defence off guard and provided a lovely offload to Fages to score.

The fifth try followed on the very next set as Fages found Coote and yet again the impressive full back provided the inch perfect cut-out pass to Makinson who walked in at the corner. Coote then converted brilliantly from the touchline to give Saints a 26-2 lead heading into the half time.

Saints started the second half as they ended the first. Makinson over in the corner for his hat-trick after taking another superb pass from Coote.

Saints were in again minutes later after a short ball from Fages found Lomax who raced in to double his tally with Coote adding the two as we bounced back to winning ways with a seven try haul.

Match Summary

Starting 13: Coote, Swift, Naiqama, Makinson, Percival, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Smith, Thompson, Taia, Knowles, Paulo.

Interchanges: Amor, LMS, Bentley, Ashworth.

Tries: Coote (11), Lomax (14,55),Makinson (18,32,52) Fages (27)

Goals: Coote (5 from 7)

Huddersfield Giants:

Starting 13: Mcintosh, Young, Turner, Wardle, Senior, Gaskell, Russell, Matagi, O’Brien, English, Hewitt, Melor, Murphy

Interchanges: Frawley, Lawrence, Ta’ai, Clough

Penalty: Russell (1 from 1)

HT: 26-2
FT: 38-2

REF: S.Mikalauskas

ATT: 9,527

Huddersfield Giants Line up

1Darnell McIntosh
2Dominic Young
3Jordan Turner
4Jake Wardle
5 Innes Senior
6Lee Gaskell
7Oliver Russell
8Suaia Matagi
9Adam O'Brien
10Matty English
11Sam Hewitt
12Alex Mellor
13Aaron Murphy
14Matt Frawley
15Michael Lawrence
16 Ukuma Ta'ai
17Paul Clough

Last updated 12 Oct 19 19:51:29

FT: ?⚪ SAINTS 38-2 GIANTS

Makinson completed his hat-trick and Lomax grabbed his second of the game as Saints built on an impressive first half performance!

74'

And that man Lomax feeds Swift on the left wing who sprints 40 meters, but his pass back on the inside is slightly behind Percival and again the Giants survive!

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? Game face on for @lomax_1990 as he goes over!

70'

Bentley, who is in at hooker, goes for the line from dummy half, but is held up before Big Al knocks on in the tackle and the Giants just about survive.

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68'

Zeb Taia wins a penalty for Saints in the Giants half and we have the chance to extend our lead again here!

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A happy @TommyMak21 celebrates his hat-trick!

63'

James Bentley is on for the solid Aaron Smith who has deputized well for James Roby this evening.

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61'

Swift with a try scoring tackle on his Saints line as he clatters into the giant ‘youngster’ Dominic Young and forces the knock on! All his Saints teammates come over to congratulate him!

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60'

The Giants, to their credit, are still coming forward and Turner’s kick through is pounced on by Cooote, but the Saints full back slips into touch and the Giants have the scrum.

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56'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote does the rest.

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55'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

Lomax gets his second and his 101st Saints try as he latches on to Fages’ inside ball after a great run from LMS!

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53'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooootie kicks the extras! He’s having a blinder!

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52'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

And just like that @tommymak21 grabs his hat-trick as the ball is fed from left to right and Cooooooote feeds Makinson in the corner!

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50'

The crowd find their voice as Big Al comes back on to the field after a lovely Fages kick turns the Giants defence. We are still pretty even here early on in the second half.

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45'

Both teams have seen out their sets early in this second half as the Giants take their turn to attack the solid Saints defence.

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41'

Cooooote kicks us back off in the second half. Come on boys, let’s build on that first half showing!

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HT: ?⚪ SAINTS 26-2 GIANTS

An impressive first half from the Saints sees us go in at the break with a commanding lead after tries from the excellent Coooote, Lomax, Fages and a double from Makinson!

? These two have been on a different level in this first half!

37'

The visitors opened up space down the Saints right, but Jake Wardle’s pass finds touch as we approach the break here at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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Our boy @TommyMak21 loving life down his right flank!

33'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

No mistake from Coooootie this time who nails the touchline kick!!!

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32'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

This is brilliant rugby league from the Saints! Makinson is in again in the corner with a virtual carbon-copy of Tommy’s previous try as Coooote’s cut-out pass finds the flying winger.

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28'

Coote misses the two, but we are looking red hot!

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27'
Try
Theo Fages for Saints

YES WE CAN! And it’s our little Frenchman Theo Fages ?? who latches onto a lovely offload from Coooooote yet again to score!

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27'

Percival pounces on the loose ball and Saints come away with it. Can we extend our lead?

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25'

The Giants win a penalty and look to respond, but yet again Knowles powers into the Giants player, but referee Scott Mikalauskas says Knowles knocks on as the ball came loose.

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19'

Cooote misses the touchline conversion attempt.

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18'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

And again….! This time it’s @tommymak21 who scores in the corner as the ball is swung to the right flank and Coooote’s cut-out pass finds Tommy in the corner and he scores easily!

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15'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooooote adds the extras!!

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14'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

We are in again as Mark Percival’s kick through is completely missed by McIntosh and Lomax has the easiest of tasks to touch down in front of the sticks!

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12'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote converts his own try from in front of the sticks and we lead!

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11'
Try
Lachlan Coote for Saints

COOOOOOOOTE! A huge powering run from Big Al leads to an offload to the supporting Fages who feeds Coote on the inside to stroll over for the games first try! Get in!

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8'

Morgan Knowles has put in some big hits early on as Saints look to respond from that early Giants penalty goal. Theo Fages’ grubber kick is grasped well by Darnell McIntosh.

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4'
Goal
Oliver Russell for Huddersfield Giants

Apologies, it is Oliver Russell who converts the two and we trail early.

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3'

The Giants win an early penalty here to the right of the Saints sticks and Lee Gaskell will take the two for the visitors.

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We are off and under way here at the Totally Wicked Stadium! COYS! ?⚪

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