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IMPRESSIVE SAINTS SCORE NINE TRIES IN DEFEAT OF WAKEFIELD

Tommy Makinson scored a first half hat-trick, whilst captain James Roby scored his 100th Super League try as Saints came out 48-6 winners over Wakefield Trinity, in a match which also saw young star Lewis Dodd score his first senior try.

Saints started the game with a point to prove after a below par performance last week. And after a relentless start we took an early lead in the fourth minute. It came after a high kick by Theo Fages was spilt by Alex Walker and as Wakefield tried to drag Jack Welsby into touch, he offloaded blind in brilliant fashion to captain James Roby who scored in the corner. Lachlan Coote missed the conversion, leaving Saints with an early 4-0 lead.

Tommy Makinson scored the second try of the game in the 16th minute after some great play by Saints. The build up was quick; moving the ball across the field over to the right, where Coote quickly threw a cut-out pass to Makinson, who scored in the corner. Coote was unable to convert, leaving Saints with an 8-0 lead.

The impressive Roby got his second of the game and his 100th in the Super League era, with a cheeky dummie before squeezing through two challenges to touch down to the left of the sticks. Coote added the extras, giving Saints a 14-0 lead.

Alex Walmsley got Saints’ fourth; a powerful run which saw him beat four players before stretching to score to the left of the posts on 31 minutes. Coote scored his second conversion, making it 20-0.

Makinson was then in for his second three minutes later; Jonny Lomax with a no-look pass to the winger, who dived to score in typical Makinson fashion in the corner. A simply brilliant finish. Coote converted well from a tight angle, to increase the lead to 26-0.

Makinson made it a first half hat-trick with seconds left on the clock. It was more brilliant build up from Lomax and Coote, with the latter going long again to find the winger, who stepped inside to burst between the two defenders to score his third of the match. Coote was unable to convert, but it gave Saints a 30-0 lead at half time.

Into the second half and Wakefield grabbed their first and only try as Innes Senior ran the length of the pitch to score having intercepted a loose Lomax pass. Ryan Hampshire kicked the conversion, making it 30-6.

Regan Grace scored his eighth try in six games; touching down in the corner after a short ball from Welsby. Coote kicked the conversion from a tight angle, extending the lead to 36-6.

Bright prodigy Lewis Dodd came off the bench at hooker and later half back to score his first senior try 10 minutes from the end. Taia made the break and fed Coote who found the youngster, who cut inside, put on a step and powered over. It went upstairs, but the video referee gave it. Coote added the extras to give Saints a 42-6 lead.

Saints wrapped it up with 30 seconds left on the clock. Coote was at the heart of the attack once more; throwing the ball wide to Makinson who drove down the wing, before hooking the ball back inside brilliantly to Kevin Naiqama before he was taken into touch, and the centre scored unchallenged. Coote added the extras on the hooter, giving Saints a dominant 48-6 victory.

Match Summary

Saints 13: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Jack Welsby, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Zeb Taia, James Bentley, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges: Dominic Peyroux, Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Lewis Dodd.

Tries: Roby (4, 27), Makinson (16, 34, 40), Walmsley (31), Grace (67), Dodd (70), Naiqama (80).

Goals: Coote (6)

Wakefield 13: Alex Walker, Innes Senior, Reece Lyne, Jack Croft, Tom Johnstone, Ryan Hampshire, Max Jowitt, Chris Green, Josh Wood, Craig Kopczak, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Joe Westerman.

Interchanges: Eddie Battye, David Fifita, Romain Navarrete, James Batchelor.

Tries: Senior (58)

Goals: Hampshire

Half time: 30-0

Full Time: 48-6

Referee: Robert Hicks

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Wakefield Trinity Line up

1Alex Walker
2Innes Senior
3Reece Lyne
4Jack Croft
5Tom Johnstone
6Ryan Hampshire
7Max Jowitt
8Chris Green
9Josh Wood
10Craig Kopczak
11Matty Ashurst
12Kelepi Tanginoa
13Joe Westerman
14David Fifita
15Eddie Battye
16Romain Navarrete
17James Batchelor

Last updated 30 Apr 21 20:02:06

FT: 🔴⚪ Saints 48-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

Back to our best! 🔥

80'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooote adds the final two points of the game on the hooter!

🔴⚪ Saints 48-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

79'
Try
Kevin Naiqama for Saints

Makinson lays one on a plate for Naiqama, passing the ball back on his inside for his centre partner to score!

🔴⚪ Saints 46-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

76'

Naiqama tries the worldy pass out of the back, but it goes astray with Makinson wide open for his fourth before Dodd impresses again forcing Senior in touch!

🔴⚪ Saints 42-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

73'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooote adds the extras!

🔴⚪ Saints 42-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

71'
Try
Lewis Dodd for Saints

A great break from Taia, who feeds Cooote and LEWIS DODD is there in support to power over. It goes upstairs, but the try is given and Doddy has his first senior try!

🔴⚪ Saints 40-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

68'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote who played a big role in that try, feeding Taia with a pass from his kneels, nails the two from the sideline!

🔴⚪ Saints 36-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

67'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

REEEEGZ! Regan gets his name on the scoresheet as he flies over in the left corner after latching onto a short ball from Jack Welsby!

🔴⚪ Saints 34-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

Jonny Lomax on his 250th career appearance!

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62'

Lewis Dodd will get plenty of ball in at hooker and a good feel for the pace of the game and he is there with ball in hand to put a nice grubber kick through.

🔴⚪ Saints 30-6 Trinity ⚪

59'
Try
Innes Senior for Wakefield Trinity

Innes Senior gets a try for Wakefield after he intercepts Lomax’s pass to race 90 metres to score. Hampshire adds the two.

🔴⚪ Saints 30-6 Trinity ⚪⚪

56'

Young Lewis Dodd is now also on at hooker as the skipper is given a rest!

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

54'

Wakefield survive relentless Saints pressure as Dom Peyroux comes on…

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

LMS powers forward! 💪

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48'

Saints are in again down the right. Lomax finds Naiqama, but his pass on the inside can’t find a Saints man before Lomax knocks on when reaching to touch the ball down.

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

46'

Wakefield survive twice, the latter after a knock on following another high ball from Fages’ boot.

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

42'

The second half starts like the first half ended – with Saints on top. We win a set restart and then a penalty and have a chance to extend our lead early…

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

41'

We are back underway here in Warrington!

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

HT: 🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

A near-perfect first half display from the Saints! 🔥

40'

Cooote misses the two, but the 30 points is up as the hooter sounds.

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

40'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

HAT-TRICK! A first half hat-trick for Tommy Makinson as Lomax and Coote again pull the strings with the latter finding our winger out wide with a cut-out pass and he powers over!

🔴⚪ Saints 30-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

Walmsley powers his way over!

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37'

We should have been in again, but Welsby’s pass to Grace is forward and wayward with options either side. A let off for Wakefield.

🔴⚪ Saints 26-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

35'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooote finds his range as he nails the touchline conversion!

🔴⚪ Saints 26-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

35'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

TOMMY MAK SPECIAL! Brilliant from Saints again as the ball is moved from left to right with Coooote again finding Makinson who SOMEHOW gets the ball down in the corner!

🔴⚪ Saints 24-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

33'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Walmsley takes a breather as Coooote kicks the extras to his try to extend our first half lead.

🔴⚪ Saints 20-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

32'
Try
Alex Walmsley for Saints

The pressure tells and the BIG MAN gets his customary try, powering his way over for his 10th of the season!

🔴⚪ Saints 18-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

31'

A break from Taia results in substitute LMS barging forward and the ball finds Fages’ again whose kick is this time forced dead by Croft before Makinson can grab his second!

🔴⚪ Saints 14-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

29'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote adds the extras to extend our lead!

🔴⚪ Saints 14-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

28'
Try
James Roby for Saints

Guess who has their second? That man again – James Roby who dives in from dummy half! What a player this man is and that is his 100TH @superleague try!

🔴⚪ Saints 12-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

28'

The Saints defence at it again! Welsby, Lomax and Grace all in the tackle and force Reece Lyne to lose the ball! We will come again…

🔴⚪ Saints 8-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

24'

Another good set from Saints, but Fages’ kick this time just runs deep before Taia can meet it. Wakefield see out their set at the other end, with Cooote brilliantly catching the high ball.

🔴⚪ Saints 8-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

Makinson knows where the try line is…

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18'

Cooote’s kick just drifts wide again, but we lead by 8!

🔴⚪ Saints 8-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

17'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

SAINTS AT THEIR BEST! A lovely try sees the ball moved from left to right and Coooote’s cut-out pass finds Tommy Mak who goes over in the corner for his first try since his return!

🔴⚪ Saints 8-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

14'

Fages’ high bombs again causes chaos in the Wakefield defence! Innes Senior spills it and Fages touches down the loose ball, but Zeb Taia is penalised for a push on Reece Lynn.

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

13'

Great defence from Saints results in Joe Westerman kicking dead….Roby with a big hit in between!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

11'

Saints’ eagerness results in Bentley being penalised for offside and Wakefield have a set in our half before Chris Chester’s men then win a set restart…

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

The captain with the first try of the game!

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7'

Saints looked fired up for tonight, looking to prove a point! James Bentley with some big early hits up the middle!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

6'

Cooote misses the kick from out wide, but it is the perfect start for the Saints this time around!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

4'
Try
James Roby for Saints

We get a set restart which results in Jack Welsby brilliantly offloading the ball out of the back before he is forced in touch for our skipper to stroll in for his 99th Super League try!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

3'

A mistake from Alex Walker at full back following a high bomb from Theo Fages means we have a set on the Trinity line!

🔴⚪ Saints 0-0 Trinity ⚪⚪

1'

We are off and underway at the Halliwell Jones Stadium! 🔴⚪

Game Faces ON!

Jonny Lomax will make his 250th career appearance this evening!

This is how your Saints will line up this evening…

The boys have arrived in Warrington! 👋

📺 Our @Mr_Wicked Saints fans set to represent the Club live on @SkySportsrl Mix are all set up and ready to cheer the boys on from home! 🔴⚪🔴⚪🔴⚪🔴⚪

Welcome to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington as Saints host Wakefield Trinity with kick off at 7:45pm. We will have all the team news and live updates right here in our live matchday blog! Stay tuned…

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