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SAINTS MAKE IT THREE FROM THREE AFTER RESILIENT VICTORY OVER WAKEFIELD!

Saints made it three wins from three in Super League after a 20-4 win against Wakefield Trinity on Friday evening!

 

Saints’ highly praised line speed in defence showed in the first five minutes, as they forced Trinity to a goal-line drop-out after a tackle led by Konrad Hurrell. The visitors collected that drop-out though as they opted to gamble and kick it short, so Saints failed to take advantage.

The first try did come for the hosts though shortly after. The referee ruled a Wakefield pass forward as they broke downfield, Saints then had a scrum in the visitors territory and a few tackles later a flowing move from right to left ended with Jack Welsby finding Mark Percival who strolled over in the left corner. Tommy Makinson, back on kicking duties, was unable to convert, 4-0.

Saints thought they had their second try of the half as we approached the half-hour mark as Makinson stepped his way over the line, however referee Aaron Moore ruled that there had been an obstruction so instead awarded the visitors a penalty.

The second try wasn’t far behind though. A massive break down the left wing from Makinson had put Saints in great field position. After being held up by a few tackles from a resilient Wakefield defence, skipper James Roby spotted a gap from dummy half to pounce and score from close range. Makinson added the extras from the left touchline, 10-0.

 

A third try was only two minutes away. A great move down the left-hand side once again saw Makinson make a good break down the wing, he brilliantly kicked the ball forward and Percival picked it up to score his second try of the game. Makinson added the extra two to make it 16-0 in Saints favour.

Wakefield responded just before the break and in truth they deserved it. An early kick caught Saints out and Tom Johnstone won the race to score in the left-hand corner. Max Jowitt’s conversion attempt hit the post, 16-4.

Saints’ fourth try of the first half almost followed as Lewis Dodd showed some great footwork near the line but he was held up by the recovering Wakefield defence. That was the final action of the first half, as Saints led a resiliant Wakefield Trinity team 16-4 at the break at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

 

Agnatius Paasi made an impact at the start of the second half as he broke through some tackles before finding an offload to Dodd, he then found Sione Mata’utia, who was stopped and as he got up to try and play the ball he had multiple defenders around him but the referee judged that he had fumbled the ball.

 

Our fourth try of the game eventually came in the 62nd minute. The ball was worked out to the right edge and ended up in Josh Simm’s hands, he then beat the Wakefield defence to squeeze in at the right corner. Makinson just missed the conversion attempt, 20-4 Saints led.

Four minutes from time David Fifita was sent to the sin bin for a late hit on Dodd as Saints looked to further extend their lead with a flowing move. Two minutes later Curtis Sironen was then sent to the sin bin for Saints for a high shot, both sides ending the game with 12-men. K

Konrad Hurrell almost grabbed his second Saints try in the final 30 seconds after collecting an Alex Walmsley pass and breaking downfield, however the ball was stripped away from him as he stepped inside!

Saints broke again with the final play of the game but were unable to score, as they beat Wakefield Trinity 20-4 at a cold Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday evening.

 

Match Summary

Saints Team: Jack Welsby, Josh Simm, Konrad Hurrell, Mark Percival, Tommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Sione Mata’utia, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges: Joey Lussick, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, Curtis Sironen.

Tries: Mark Percival (14, 31), James Roby (28), Josh Simm (62)

Conversions: Tommy Makinson (2 from 4)

Sin Bin: Curtis Sironen (78)

Wakefield Trinity Team: Max Jowitt, Tom Lineham, Thomas Minns, Corey Hall, Tom Johnstone, Jacob Miller, Brad Walker, David Fifita, Harry Bowes, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Jay Pitts, Jordan Crowther.

Interchanges: Liam Kay, Jai Whitbread, Eddie Battye, James Batchelor.

Tries: Tom Johnstone (36)

Conversions: Max Jowitt (0 from 1)

Sin Bin: David Fifita (76)

HT: 16-4

FT: 20-4

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Wakefield Trinity Line up

1Max Jowitt
2Tom Johnstone
3Corey Hall
4Thomas Minns
5Tom Lineham
6Jacob Miller
7Brad Walker
8David Fifita
9Harry Bowes
10Tinirau Arona
11Matty Ashurst
12Jay Pitts
13Jordy Crowther
14Eddie Battye
15Jai Whitbread
16James Batchelor
17Liam Kay

Last updated 23 Jun 22 22:03:05

80'

FT: 😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

It’s 3️⃣ from 3️⃣ in Super League!

#COYS

78'
Yellow Card
Curtis Sironen for Saints

Sironen is sent to the bin now, this time for a swinging arm.

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

78'

We nearly wrap it up as Welsby’s kick through is pounced upon by Makinson, but the Trinity defender touches the ball dead…Before they get the ball back following a short kick off.

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

77'
Yellow Card
David Fifita for Wakefield Trinity

David Fifita is sent to the bin for something he’s said…

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

75'

We come forward on the Trinity line, but Walmsley is held up before Percival can’t grab Lomax’s pass…

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

Lussick looking good!

69'

Wakefield again come forward and a high kick is so nearly touched down by Johnstone – but the ball is lost and we have it back as Knowles is replaced by Batchelor…

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

65'

Makinson from the touchline narrowly misses the kick.

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

64'
Try
Josh Simm for Saints

SIMMMY! The ball is moved to the right and Simm goes over in the corner!

😇 Saints 20-4 Wakefield 🔵

62'

Matty Lees is back on for the impressive Paasi and Saints straight on the attack…

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

60'

Trinity win a penalty on the Saints line after a push off the ball, but Saints force the visitors in touch! Big Al is back on for LMS…

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

Iggy on the charge!

55'

Trinity win the penalty for a high shot on their own line. Time to defend…

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

53'

Robes and Batchelor make way for new signings Joey Lussick and Curtis Sironen…

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

51'

Trinity keep the ball alive and kick on the last, but it finds touch and we have it back.

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

48'

Another neat kick over by Miller is forced dead by Simm and Trinity will come again…

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

47'

Saints with another knock on and Trinity have a set on half way. Time to defend…

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

45'

Iggy Paasi with a typical Paasi surge forward early in the second half, he finds Mata’utia with the offload, but knocks on.

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

41'

We are back underway in the second half…COYS!

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

40'

HT: 😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

We lead at the break after two from @MarkPercival22 and a dart from the skipper. 🎯

Percy goes over earlier!

37'

Jowitt’s kick rebounds off the sticks and comes out.

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

36'
Try
Tom Johnstone for Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield are back in it. Johnstone goes over in the corner after a clever kick over the top.

😇 Saints 16-4 Wakefield 🔵

33'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson makes it 2 from 3 on the night…Lees and Walmsley have made way for LMS and Paasi!

😇 Saints 16-0 Wakefield 🔵

32'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

PERCYYYY AT THE DOUBLE! The ball is moved to the left again and Makinson’s lovely grubber is picked up by Percy on the inside for his second!

😇 Saints 14-0 Wakefield 🔵

30'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson this time makes no mistake to extend our lead!

😇 Saints 10-0 Wakefield 🔵

29'
Try
James Roby for Saints

CAPATINOOOOO! Mr Roby darts over from dummy half! Get in!!

😇 Saints 8-0 Wakefield 🔵

27'

Makinson goes over, but referee Aaron Moore pulls it back for crossing and Trinity survive.

😇 Saints 4-0 Wakefield 🔵

24'

Good defence this time from Saints sees it out and we have it back!

😇 Saints 4-0 Wakefield 🔵

23'

Again Trinity break through, this time the tackle of Lomax, but the kick into Johnstone’s corner comes off Simm and the visitors have another set in our half…

😇 Saints 4-0 Wakefield 🔵

18'

We are nearly in again, but Hurrell’s pass to Simm finds touch.

😇 Saints 4-0 Wakefield 🔵

16'

Makinson, again on kicking duties this evening, narrowly misses the conversion – his first miss after converting his last 7!

😇 Saints 4-0 Wakefield 🔵

15'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

PERCYYYY! He grabs the first try of the game – in successive weeks – as the ball is moved quickly out to the left side and Welsby there with another assist!

😇 Saints 4-0 Wakefield 🔵

14'

Former Warrington man Tom Lineham hobbles off with an injury. Liam Kay is on.

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

14'

This time Trinity are penalised for a forward pass as they look to break the Saints line again.

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

12'

It’s end-to-end. We get it back, but Lomax’s pass to Knowles is forward.

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

11'

Trinity are clever again and break through, but the offload comes loose before the ball finds its way to the dangerous Johnstone who again bursts through, but is taken down by Roby.

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

7'

Great defence from Saints traps Trinity in their own goal before a cheeky short kick off is retrieved by the visitors and they have it back on half way…

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

5'

We play through the hands and Lomax makes a dart, before Dodd’s kick is caught safely by the full back.

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

3'

Harry Bowes with an early break for the visitors and he tries to find the supporting Tom Johnstone, but Tommy Makinson is there to bring him down and we have it back…

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

1'

Here we go! COYS!

😇 Saints 0-0 Wakefield 🔵

Kick off is next!

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