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It was scintillating performance when it mattered for the Saints with eight different try scorers helping to rack up a 48-10 win over Wakefield Trinity in the Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Final at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

The game started in perfect fashion with Saints scoring on their very first set through Lachlan Coote.

Wakefield replied instantly after forcing a knock on, when they threw the ball out wide to the left and debutant Jack Croft handed off the Saints defender before crashing over in the corner. Brough converting off the touchline to level the score at 6-6 with 6 minutes played.

Saints edged themselves ahead 8-6 in the 14th minute with Coote kicking a penalty after Walmsley caused mayhem in the Wakefield line and won a penalty in front of the posts.

A Tommy Makinson special in the corner extended Saints’ lead to 14-6. Richardson with the superb miss out pass and the England International and Golden Boot winner did the rest.

Saints were in again after a matter of minutes when Wakefield knocked on and Peyroux pounced on the loose ball to break away. He then gave the ball to Naiqama, who was brought down close to the line. On the next tackle the ball went out wide to the right and Richardson put Knowles over in the corner. Coote was unable add the extras.

Minutes later an excellent break from Morgan Knowles forced Ryan Hampshire to give away a penalty and he was sent to the sin bin for a professional foul. Coote took the two on offer and extended Saints lead to 20-6 with 10 minutes left in the first half.

Saints then made the extra man count in the 32nd minute, when Roby from the play of the ball went down the short side and found Taia who put Grace in at the corner for a simple finish giving Saints a 24-6 lead.

In the final minutes of the first half Coote added another penalty sending the teams in at the break with the Saints 26-6 up.

Wakefield started the second half the better of the two teams putting Saints under pressure and they were rewarded in the 50th minute after Tyler Randell was first to a neat kick through from Danny Brough. He was unable to add the extras, making it Saints 26-10 Wakefield.

Saints put then applied the pressure on Wakefield again, forcing errors from the visitors who were penalised for dissent and Saints took full advantage when Taia took a short ball from Paulo and crashed through the defensive line and touched down under the posts.

Two more quick fire tries from Percival and Lomax  put the game to bed. Percy was the first to score after Zeb Taia broke through the Wakefield line, fed Coote who then passed the ball inside to score under the posts on his return.

Jonny Lomax was the next after Taia picked up a loose Wakefield pass and broke away to feed Lomax to touchdown. Coote again with the conversion giving Saints a 44-10 lead.

The scoring didn’t stop there as Coote broke the line again before giving the ball to Naiqama who raced clear of the covering defenders extended Saints lead to 48-10 and that is how it finished.

Saints secure a dominant victory sending us into the Challenge cup Semi Final!

Match Summary:

Saints: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Lomax, Richardson, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Knowles.

Interchanges: Lees, Paulo, Ashworth, McCarthy-Scarsbrook

Tries: Coote (3) Makinson (21), Knowles (24), Grace (33), Taia (62),Percival (65), Lomax (71), Naiqama (76)

Goals: Coote (5  from 8)

Penalties: Coote (3 from 3)

Wakefield Trinity: Hampshire, Kershaw, Lynne, Croft, Jones-Bishop, Miller, Brough,England, Randell, Kopczak, Kirmond, Ashurst, Tanginoa

Interchanges: Crowther, Wood, King, Hirst

Tries: Croft (6), Randell (51)

Goals: Brough (1 from 2)

HT: 26-6

FT: 48-10

ATT: 6,453

Wakefield Trinity Line up

1Ryan Hampshire
2Lee Kershaw
3Reece Lyne
4Jack Croft
5Ben Jones-Bishop
6Jacob Miller
7Danny Brough
8Anthony England
9Tyler Randell
10Craig Kopczak
11Danny Kirmond
12Matty Ashurst
13Kelepi Tanginoa
14Jordan Crowther
15Kyle Wood
16George King
17Keegan Hirst

Last updated 12 Oct 19 19:51:29

That’s it! A dominating performance littered with some spellbinding tries by eight different Saints players! Hats off to the boys! We are off to Bolton for the Semi Final!

?⚪️ SAINTS 48-10 TRINITY

77'

Coote misses the conversion this time.

?⚪️ SAINTS 48-10 TRINITY

76'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

This is incredible play again from the Saints! Richardson goes on the short side to Coote who takes off to beat two defenders, he’s just too quick for them, and then passes to Kevin Naiqama!

?⚪️ SAINTS 48-10 TRINITY

72'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coote again slots over the conversion.

?⚪️ SAINTS 44-10 TRINITY

71'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

Saints have a seventh try! It’s that man Taia again as he picks up a loose Wakefield pass, to then give Jonny Lomax the chance to scoot in for the try.

?⚪️ SAINTS 42-10 TRINITY

66'

Coooooote again adds the extras to leave Saints in a commanding position as we head towards the last ten minutes of the match.

?⚪️ SAINTS 38-10 TRINITY

65'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

It’s brilliant again from the Saints! Taia brushes off a defender to feed Coote who then slots inside to Mark Percival! The crowd love it!

?⚪️ SAINTS 36-10 TRINITY

63'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coote adds the extras.

?⚪️ SAINTS 32-10 TRINITY

62'
Try
Zeb Taia for Saints

A pretty good way to celebrate a new contract! Taia strolls in after a slick play right to left is finished with a fine pass from Joseph Paulo.

?⚪️ SAINTS 30-10 TRINITY

55'

After a chaotic period of play with both sides throwing offloads at will, Lomax delivers a thumping tackle to force a Trinity knock-on and the place the ball back in Saints hands.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-10 TRINITY

52'

Brough misses the conversion attempt.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-10 TRINITY

51'
Try
Tyler Randell for Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield hit back after a scrappy set, Danny Brough produces a perfectly weighted kick that skips into the stride of the Wakefield hooker Randell.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-10 TRINITY

47'

Wakefield are penalised for throwing the ball at a Saints defender who was trying to get out of the way of the ruck.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-6 TRINITY

44'

Saints make a couple of handling errors in the first three minutes of the half to give Wakefield good field position.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-6 TRINITY

41'

We are away here at the Totally Wicked Stadium with the second half of this Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Final.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-6 TRINITY

After a whirlwind half in which Saints scored four tries and had chances to score more, an undisciplined Trinity team find themselves in trouble. Can Saints bury this game in the second half?

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-6 TRINITY

37'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Wakefield concede yet another penalty, this time for a ball steal 25m out from their line and bang in front of the posts. Coote slots over the two-pointer.

?⚪️ SAINTS 26-6 TRINITY

34'

Coote misses the conversion attempt from the touchline.

?⚪️ SAINTS 24-6 TRINITY

33'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

The flyer is on the end of some smart play at the ruck as Roby finds Zeb Taia who feeds an inviting little pass into the winger who is on fire again here at the Totally Wicked Stadium!

?⚪️ SAINTS 24-6 TRINITY

31'

Saints are almost in again as Richardson breaks this time down the right only for a Wakefield hand to bat the pass back as Naiqama waited for the inside ball!

?⚪️ SAINTS 20-6 TRINITY

29 '
Yellow Card
Ryan Hampshire for Wakefield Trinity
29'

After another break, this time from Knowles, Wakefield hold on in the tackle desperately, Coote kicks the penalty.

?⚪️ SAINTS 20-6 TRINITY

25'

Coote misses the conversion attempt.

?⚪️ SAINTS 18-6 TRINITY

24'
Try
Morgan Knowles for Saints

An incredible try unfolds! Dom Peyroux breaks away and feeds Naiqama who runs 50m before he’s hauled down, in the ensuing scramble, the ball finds its way to Morgan Knowles out on the wing!

?⚪️ SAINTS 16-6 TRINITY

22'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Lachlan Coote converts from the touchline.

?⚪️ SAINTS 12-6 TRINITY

21'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

It’s a Tommy Makinson special in the right hand corner! After a penalty conceded by Wakefield, Danny Richardson provides a beautiful pass and the diving one-handed finish was pure quality!

?⚪️ SAINTS 10-6 TRINITY

18'

We have a break in play here as Wakefield’s Danny Kirmond is down for second time in the last few minutes for what looks like a knock to the head.

?⚪️ SAINTS 8-6 TRINITY

16'

Zeb Taia makes a brilliant break down the left edge, passes to Percival who tries to draw the Wakefield defender in but Grace ends up held up close to the try line and its a turn over.

?⚪️ SAINTS 8-6 TRINITY

14'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Lachlan Coote – After another penalty conceded by Trinity close to the their line this time, Saints opt for the two points to give them back the lead.

?⚪️ SAINTS 8-6 TRINITY

13'

Tommy Mak cops a shoulder charge as Saints drive out of their own 30, field position handed to Saints now.

?⚪️ SAINTS 6-6 TRINITY

10'

A hectic start here at the Totally Wicked Stadium, Saints penalised for contact in the air after a contested kick, deep in the Wakefield half.

?⚪️ SAINTS 6-6 TRINITY

6'
Try
Jack Croft for Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield reply almost straight away with the debutant Jack Croft crashing over Kevin Naiqama in the corner after a knock on gives Trinity possession.

Danny Brough converts.

SAINTS 6-6 TRINITY

3'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

?⚪️ SAINTS 6-0 TRINITY

3'
Try
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Jonny Lomax throws an brilliant dummy and breaks the Wakefield line in our first set of the game! He slots inside to the supporting Lachlan Coote and the crowd erupts!

?⚪️ SAINTS 4-0 TRINITY

Kick off: Referee Chris Kendall blows his whistle and we are off and underway in the Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Final COYS!

?⚪ Saints 0-0 Trinity

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