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SAINTS MAKE IT SUCCESSIVE WINS OVER EASTER AFTER WIN OVER GIANTS!

Saints remain top of the Betfred Super League table after our second win over the Easter period, following a 24-12 success over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 

Saints took an early lead after Konrad Hurrell made a strong break down the heart of the Giants defence on the fourth tackle and on the last the ball was thrown from right to left and Jake Wingfield threw a cut-out pass over three Saints heads to Jon Bennison on the wing, he then stepped inside past three scrambling Giants defenders to score under the sticks. Tommy Makinson added the extras, 6-0.

Saints maintained the pressure on the Giantsโ€™ line, however Joey Lussick was judged to have thrown a forward pass as Alex Walmsley headed for the sticks so the lead remained at just six points.

 

Huddersfieldโ€™s first chance at the Saints line came 25 minutes into the first half off the back of a penalty. They opted to run the ball down the short side on the last tackle and broke through the Saints line, however a great last-ditch tackle from Jack Welsby stopped the hosts inches short of the try-line. Huddersfield did respond around the half-hour mark though. Saints with an error when trying to get the ball out of their own in-goal and the Giants shifted the ball to their right wing which saw Ashton Golding go over in the corner. Oliver Russell converted, 6-6.

Saints had the chance to take the lead just before the half-time hooter. Agnatius Paasi with a strong carry under the sticks and was impeded as he tried to play the ball, Makinson added the two, 8-6 Saints led.

There was time for Huddersfield to level the scores at the break, as LMS hit the kicker late and the hosts had a penalty in front of the sticks, which Russell converted to make it 8-8.

Tui Lolohea then attempted to kick a drop goal to put the Giants into the lead for the first time on the hooter, but his effort didnโ€™t make it off the ground as the sides went in level at 8-8 at half-time.

 

Saints re-gained their lead shortly into the second half. After sustained pressure on the Giants line including a goal-line dropout, we elected to run the ball on the last tackle which saw Mark Percival run the perfect line to stretch out to score in the left corner. Makinson converted from the left touchline, 14-8.

 

But Huddersfield responded with their second try off the back of a Saints error as Welsby looked to offload the ball close to the Giants line, that allowed Lolohea to race the length of the field to score. Russell missed the conversion, Saints led 14-12.

Huddersfield then had another chance to break down the opposite wing this time, but Makinson made a great tackle to push Innes Senior into touch.

The visitors then re-took the lead as Joe Batchelor ran a great line onto the ball, broke through the Giants line and stretched out to score to the left of the sticks. Makinson converted again, 20-12 Saints led.

Saintsโ€™ wrapped it up shortly before the full time hooter as off the back of a scrum in the Giants 10, Jonny Lomax squeezed over from close range. Makinson missed the conversion, 24-12.

That was to be the final score of the game as Saints made it successive wins over Easter with a 24-12 victory over the Huddersfield Giants at the John Smithโ€™s Stadium!

 

Match Summary

Huddersfield Giants Team:ย Tui Lolohea, Ashton Golding, Leroy Cudjoe, Louis Senior, Innes Senior, Jack Cogger, Oliver Russell, Joe Greenwood, Adam Oโ€™Brien, Oliver Wilson, Josh Jones, Jack Ashworth, Michael Lawrence.

Interchanges:ย Danny Levi, Nathan Mason, Luke Yates, Sam Hewitt.

Tries:ย Ashton Golding (30), Tui Lolohea (53)

Conversions:ย Oliver Russell (1 from 2)

Penalties:ย Oliver Russell (1 from 1)

Saints Team:ย Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Konrad Hurrell, Mark Percival, Jon Bennison, Jonny Lomax, James Roby, Alex Walmsley, Joey Lussick, Matty Lees, Joe Batchelor, Curtis Sironen, Jake Wingfield.

Interchanges:ย James Bell, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, Dan Norman.

Tries:ย Jon Bennison (6), Mark Percival (48), Joe Batchelor (62), Jonny Lomax (75)

Conversions:ย Tommy Makinson (3 from 4)

Penalties:ย Tommy Makinson (1 from 1)

HT:ย 8-8

FT:ย 12-24

Huddersfield Giants Line up

1Tui Lolohea
2Louis Senior
3Leroy Cudjoe
4Innes Senior
5Ashton Golding
6Jack Cogger
7Oliver Russell
8Oliver Wilson
9Adam O'Brien
10Joe Greenwood
11Josh Jones
12Jack Ashworth
13Michael Lawrence
14Daniel Levi
15Nathan Mason
16Luke Yates
17Sam Hewitt

Last updated 23 Jun 22 22:03:05

80'

FT: ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-24 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

๐๐š๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ! ๐Ÿ’ช

#COYS

78'

The Giants break forward, but Welsby and then Bennison is there to force the knock on!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-24 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

76'

Makinson misses the two from the left. Four to go….And Makisnon gets the ball back from the short kick off!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-24 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

75'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

YES WE CANNNNNNNNN!!! Straight from the scrum, Lomax picks it up and powers over to confirm what surely will be the 2 points now!! GET IN!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-24 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

74'

Saints are awarded the scrum in the Giants 10…Can we put this one to bed….

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-20 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

73'

Hurrell wins Saints a penalty in back play as he is blocked off and we see out the Giants attack. Seven to go…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-20 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

71'

Good defence from the Saints keeps the Giants out before Lolohea’s kick is caught by Bennison but he runs it dead and we must defend again. Paasi is back on for Bell.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-20 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

69'

A mix up between Welsby and Bennison sees the ball come off our number 1 and go dead. The Giants have it back in our half as we approach the final 10 minutes…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-20 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

67'

Big Al is back on for Norman…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-20 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

63'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two from the left to bring the 20 points up!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-20 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

62'
Try
Joe Batchelor for Saints

BATCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Just like Percival, Batchelor runs the perfect line to go over and extend our lead!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-18 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

61'

A brilliant tackle from Makinson on the touchline stops Innes Senior from breaking away…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-14 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

57'

Matty Lees is on for Paasi…The interchanges will be crucial in this second period given the short turn-around!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-14 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

As does Iggy Paasi!

James Bell comes forward!

55'

Big Dan Norman is on for LMS for some fresh legs for Saints…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-14 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

54'

Russell’s touchline kick drifts wide meaning we lead by two…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-14 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

53'
Try
Tui Lolohea for Huddersfield Giants

Lolohea intercepts a Saints offload and runs the length of the field to score.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 12-14 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

49'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-14 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

48'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

PERCYYYYYYYYY POWERS OVER!!! The ball is fed to the left and Percival hits the perfect line and he reaches over to touch the ball down!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-12 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

48'

The resulting Saints set ends with Bennison trapping Golding in his own-goal after a Welsby grubber. We will come again…Good early pressure from Saints in this second half!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

46'

LMS is held up just short before Lomax’s cut-out pass is intercepted by Cudjoe, he feeds Golding, but BRILLIANT Saints defence, led by Bennison forces him in touch!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

44'

Lomax does well to pick up a loose Giants ball before he is caught high and we win the penalty…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

43'

Lussick’s kick goes out on the full. The Giants have a set in our half…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

41'

We are back underway in the second half at the John Smith’s Stadium…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

40'

HT: ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

All square at the break in Huddersfield…

#COYS

39'

Lussick’s ball to Welsby is slightly in front and he can’t hold on. The Giants have it back on half way as we approach the break…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

36'
Goal
Oliver Russell for Huddersfield Giants

LMS catches the kicker ever so slightly late and the referee awards a penalty. Russell takes the two and we are all square once again.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 8-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

32'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Paasi does well again to win a penalty in front of the Giants sticks and Makinson slots over the two to edge us in front…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 6-8 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

31'

Paasi is on for Lees and he is straight involved as he powers through a gap in the Giants defence, offloads to Lussick who goes for the line, but he is held up…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 6-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

28'

James Bell and LMS are on for Big Al and Wingfield.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 6-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

26'
Goal
Oliver Russell for Huddersfield Giants

Russell kicks the two from the touchline to level us up.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 6-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

25'
Try
Ashton Golding for Huddersfield Giants

Lolohea’s grubber finds Welsby, who offloads before he’s in touch. The ball is picked up by a Giants player and fed out wide to Ash Golding who goes over.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 4-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

23'

WOW Hurrell comes STEAMING through a Giants player – it looks like Adam O’Brien who is down. That was a BIG hit – hopefully the Giants man is OK…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

21'

GREAT DEFENCE from Saints sees former Saint Jack Ashworth tackled on the last inches from our line after he was found by Tui Lolohea.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

20'

The Giants win the penalty after Sironen catches the passer high. A set to defend here on our line…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

And it was Koni with the break that made it!

YES Jon!

15'

Matty Lees his Joe Greenwood with a good shot that has left the former Saint down and we have a break in play…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

14'

CHANCE! Roby with the dart from scrum half, before Welsby kicks a cute one over the top and the ball just runs dead before Bennison can grab his second score of the season…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

11'

We are on the attack as Lomax tries to find Bennison again with a cut-out pass, but Leroy Cudjoe cuts it out… We get a fresh set on the Giants line but the ball to Walmsley is forward.

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

7'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson slots over the two from the left of the sticks and it’s the perfect start!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-6 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

6'
Try
Jonathan Bennison for Saints

BENNOOOOOOOO!! A BIG break from Konrad Hurrell set us up before the ball is shifted left and it looks like Wingfield it is who finds Bennison free on the left and he goes over!

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-4 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

3'

An even start in the early stages and a confidence booster for Jon Bennison who takes a high Huddersfield bomb very well…

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”” Giants 0-0 Saints ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

1'

We are off and underway here in Huddersfield! COYS! ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

…..In front of over 1500 travelling Saints! What an effort…๐Ÿ‘

The boys are out for warm ups!

Head over to our social media accounts to catch a word from the boss ahead of kick offโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome to Yorkshire, Saints!

Siro is also BACK!

The skipper is in at half back following the injury to Lewis Dodd.

Our Easter Monday 17 is locked in! ๐Ÿ”

Team news is up nextโ€ฆ.

The pitch is in good conditionโ€ฆ

Hello from Huddersfield! ๐Ÿ‘‹

It was a GREAT Good Friday with victory over Wigan and we hope we can back it up again this afternoon. Team news will be with you around 1:30pm!

Head over to our news section to read all the pre-match information. The game is NOT televised but we have you covered here with our live updates!

Hello and welcome to our Matchday blog ahead of Easter Mondayโ€™s trip to the Huddersfield Giants. Kick off will be 3pm.

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