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Kevin Naiqama and Adam Swift both bagged hat-tricks as Saints came from two scores down to put 60 points past Hull FC at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Saints fell behind after two early tries from Joe Westerman and Carlos Tuimavave, but responded and ran away with the game scoring 11 tries thanks to four tries from Kevin Naiqama, a hat-trick from the returning Adam Swift, plus two from the excellent Jonny Lomax on his 200th career appearance as well as scores from young Jack Welsby and Lachlan Coote.

Justin Holbrook made four changes following the win over Wigan, as Adam Swift came with Tommy Makinson in at centre with Mark Percival out injured. Matty Lees and Joseph Paulo both started and there was a Saints debut for Joe Batchelor with Jack Welsby on the bench.

A fast start from the visitors saw them race into a 10-0 lead inside the opening 12 minutes after Westerman latched onto a kick through from Jake Connor for the opening try. Minutes later following a 40/20 from Marc Sneyd the ball was thrown out wide and Tuimavave touched down in the corner to give Hull a 10-0 point lead.

Saints hit back minutes later after back to back penalties put us in prime position and Lomax was over after receiving the pass from Joseph Paulo. Coote added the extras.

On the very next set Saints were in again and this time it was all about Lomax. The England international threw the dummy and then stepped back inside three Hull defenders to walk under the posts. Coote adding the two giving Saints a 12-10 lead after just 20 minutes.

Saints were now in full control and two tries followed in three minutes. Naiqama with the first of his four after Lomax put him away down the line and the centre backed himself to score in the corner.

Then Swift, making his first start of the season, was over in the corner after excellent handling from Paulo and Lomax allowed Coote to find the flying winger.

The scoring in the first half didn’t stop there. In the final minute of the first half Paulo put Coote through a gap and the elusive full back stepped past Connor to score under the sticks as Saints headed into the break 30 points to 10 ahead.

The second half started like the first with Hull on top. Inside the opening minutes of the second half they pulled a try back. After keeping the ball alive, Jez Litten was first to the loose ball to pick up and score. Sneyd adding the extras.

It didn’t take Saints long to hit back though as Naiqama fed the ball out wide to Swift and the winger finished spectacularly in the corner.

Swift was in again for his hat-trick on the hour mark after a diving finish in the corner, Naiqama again putting the winger away. Coote converting off the touch line bringing the score to Saints 40-16 Hull FC.

Saints were now in full flight and after excellent footwork from Lomax he found the gap and on his way down somehow found an offload to Naiqama to go under the posts for his second of the game.

Welsby was next to go over as the ball went from left to right and back again before the youngster claimed the long pass to score and bring up the 50 points.

In the final five minutes Naiqama grabbed his hat-trick, flying over in the corner before he bundled his way over again for his fourth and Saints eleventh try of the game to bring up the impressive 60 point victory for Saints.

Match Summary

Tries: Jonny Lomax (18, 21), Kevin Naiqama (29, 64, 75, 78), Adam Swift (32, 53, 59), Lachlan Coote (39), Jack Welsby (70).

Goals: Coote 8 from 10 and Richardson 1 from 2.

Starting 13: Lachlan Coote, Adam Swift, Kevin Naiqama, Tommy Makinson, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Danny Richardson, Matty Lees, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles, Joseph Paulo.

Interchanges: Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Jack Ashworth, Jack Welsby.

Hull FC:

Tries: Joe Westerman (7), Carlos Tuimavave (11), Jez Litten (48).

Goals: Marc Sneyd 2 from 3.

Starting 13: Jake Connor, Bureta Faraimo, Cameron Scott, Carlos Tuimavave, Ratu Naulago, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Dean Handley, Masi Matongo, Mark Minichiello, Sika Manu, Joe Westerman.

Interchanges: Jordan Thompson, Christopher Green, Jez Litten, Bradley Fash.

HT: 30-10
FT: 62-16

REF: R.Hicks

ATT: 11,268

Hull FC Line up

1Jake Connor
2Ratu Naulago
3Carlos Tuimavave
4Cameron Scott
5Bureta Faraimo
6Albert Kelly
7Marc Sneyd
8Scott Taylor
9Dean Hadley
10Masi Matongo
11Sika Manu
12Mark Minichiello
13Joe Westerman
14Jordan Thompson
15Chris Green
16Brad Fash
17Jez Litten

Last updated 15 Aug 19 21:37:57

FULL-TIME: 🔴⚪ SAINTS 62-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

Wow! Four tries from Kev Naiqama, a hat-trick from Swift, two for Jonny Lomax and tries from Welsby and Coote mean Saints put over 60 points past Hull, despite falling behind early. Incredible!

#saintsandproud

79'
Goal
Danny Richardson for Saints

He kicks it this time!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 62-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

78'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

IT’S FOUR FOR KEV as the 60 points are up for Saints! After a number of quick offloads, Amor is held up on the line, before the ball is played out right to Naiqama who bundles his way over to the right of the sticks!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 60-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

76'

Richardson, taking over the kicking duties from Coote, misses the extras.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 56-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

75'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

The tries just keep on coming as do the hat-tricks!! Naiqama with our TENTH try of the afternoon going over in the corner! This has been some performance from Saints!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 56-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

73'

Coooooooooote is given a standing ovation as he leaves the field for a breather.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 52-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

71'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Make that 52-16 as Cooooooooote does the rest.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 52-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

70'
Try
Jack Welsby for Saints

The 50 points are up as Cooooote feeds Welsby and the youngster grabs his second try of the season! Well in, Jack!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 50-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

65'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

This is an easier kick for Coooooote who easily extends our lead again!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 46-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

64'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

It’s all happening here at the Totally Wicked as Lomax makes the break and on his way down he offloads to Naiqama who goes over for his second. What a TRY!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 44-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

63'

Hull get the ball back following a short kick off and Albert Kelly eventually receives the ball in the corner from Tuimavave, but again the referee deems a forward pass and rules out the visitors try.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 40-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

59'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

What.a.kick. yet again from Coooooote who nails the touchline conversion! The 40 points is up for Saints!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 40-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

59'
Try
Adam Swift for Saints

Not a bad way to mark your first appearance of the season as again the ball is fed out to that right hand side and Lomax and then Naiqama feed Swift who flies over in the corner again. THAT WAS A SWIFT HAT-TRICK! 😉

🔴⚪ SAINTS 38-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

59'

Brilliant defence from Saints keep Hull out and now we win the penalty as Batchelor is caught high.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 34-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

57'

Hull FC now have another chance to respond though as Swift is deemed to have caught Faraimo high.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 34-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

56'

Naulago thinks he has scored in the corner at the other end, but referee Hicks calls a forward pass!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 34-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

54'

Coote, this time, misses the touchline conversion as the ball lands just short of the posts.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 34-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

53'
Try
Adam Swift for Saints

Yesssss! Naiqama feeds the ball out wide to Swift who grabs his second of the day, flying over in the corner!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 34-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

51'

Dom Peyroux is now on as is Ashworth as Paulo and Lees take a breather. Saints have a set of six in Hull FC’s half. Come on boys!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

49'
Goal
Marc Sneyd for Hull FC

The scrum half adds the two for Hull FC.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-16 HULL FC ⚫⚪

48'
Try
Jez Litten for Hull FC

And they do score as the Faraimo offloads and the ball is played from left to right and finds its way to Litten who scores under the sticks.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-14 HULL FC ⚫⚪

47'

Naiqama is deemed to have knocked on and Hull know they must find the next score if they are to stand a chance of over-turning this impressive Saints performance.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

44'

We have a break in play here as Connor is down after a challenge from Lees. Saints have the ball in the Hull half.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

42'

Not a bad start as Coooooooote’s kick is perfect and takes one bounce and runs dead. We have the ball back following the goal-line drop out as Amor and Welsby are on for Ashworth and Makinson at the break.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

41'

We are back under way in the second half. COYS!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

HT: 🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

The visitors took the lead after tries from Westerman and Tuimavave, but we responded in brilliant fashion thanks to two tries from Lomax plus scores from Swift, Naiqama and Coooote who has also kicked all five goals.

39'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooooote adds the extras to his own try as we approach half-time.

🔴⚪ SAINTS 30-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

39'
Try
Lachlan Coote for Saints

After both side’s see out their sets, Coooooote picks up the ball from Paulo again and weaves his way past three Hull players to score under the sticks! This has been a wonderful response from Saints!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 28-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

📸 Lomax is having a special game on his 200th Saints appearance!

#saintsandproud

33'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

He has kicked another from the touchline!! Cooooooooooooooote!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 24-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

32'
Try
Adam Swift for Saints

And there is another!! Paulo plays the ball inside to Coooote who feeds Swift to score his first try of the season!!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 22-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

31'

We are on top here after a succession of penalties conceded by Hull FC and Saints have a set of six inside the visitors half. Come on boys!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 18-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

30'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

What a kick from the touchline, curling over the posts!! Cooooooooooote rings around the Totally Wicked and he deserves it after that kick!

🔴⚪ SAINTS 18-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

29'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

It’s Kev who is in this time!! Lomax is involved again as he puts Naiqama away down the right and he opts to go alone and scores in the corner!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 16-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

27'

Saints win the penalty for a forward pass, but Coote knocks on and Hull FC have the ball in their own 10.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 12-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

📸 Adam Swift is making his first appearance of the season today.

#saintsandproud

22'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooooote rings around the Totally Wicked Stadium as we now lead!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 12-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

21'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

He is in again! Jonny throws the dummy and skips inside three Hull FC defenders to score under the sticks! Get in!!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 10-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

20'

Saints will have six more as Tuimavave comes out of the line and diverts Lomax’s pass in to touch. Come on boys!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 6-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

18'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Our favourite full back kicks the extras and the West stand finds its voice!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 6-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

18'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

Get in thereeee! Lomax on his 200th Saints appearance with the try after receiving the ball from Joseph Paulo and going over to the right of the sticks!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 4-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

16'

Saints win back-to-back penalties and we have a chance to respond here. COYS!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

14'

Luke Thompson is down here holding his ankle and ends up hobbling off as Jack Ashworth comes on as his replacement. Another injury blow for Saints.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

12'

Sneyd misses the touchline conversion.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

11'
Try
Carlos Tuimavave for Hull FC

From the tap, the ball finds its way out wide to the winger who scores easily in the corner.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-10 HULL FC ⚫⚪

10'

Sneyd kicks a 40/20 and the visitors have another chance here…

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-6 HULL FC ⚫⚪

9'
Goal
Marc Sneyd for Hull FC

The Hull FC scrum half adds the extras and we have work to do.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-6 HULL FC ⚫⚪

7'
Try
Joe Westerman for Hull FC

Bureta Faraimo is held up on the try line, but the ball is then kicked through by Connor and Westerman touches down.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-4 HULL FC ⚫⚪

5'

After promising play down the Saints right edge, Kev Naiqama out of the back finds Adam Swift, but his kick runs dead, before Hull FC then win a penalty.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-0 HULL FC ⚫⚪

4'

A high bomb from Danny Richardson is safely caught by Jake Connor and after Marc Sneyd’s kick is controlled and passed by Cooooote, Grace makes a typical scurrying run to get the crowd going.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-0 HULL FC ⚫⚪

3'

It’s a steady start as both sides see out their sets. Saints have the scrum after a kick to touch by Hull FC.

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-0 HULL FC ⚫⚪

KICK OFF: Referee Robert Hicks gets us under way here at the Totally Wicked Stadium. COYS!

🔴 ⚪ SAINTS 0-0 HULL FC ⚫⚪

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