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Saints beat Wigan on Derby Day!

Saints have maintained top spot in the Betfred Super League table after a 22-4 victory over rivals Wigan at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Derby Day!

Wigan had the first chance of the game as they broke downfield and looked destined to score, but Jake Bibby was unable to find Liam Farrell with a simple pass with only Jack Welsby to beat.

Saints responded well to the early Wigan pressure. The ball was worked from left to right through the hands of Jonny Lomax and Welsby to Konrad Hurrell, he then went over the top of a Wigan defender and looked to ground the ball. Despite the referee sending it up as a try, the video referee judged that Hurrell had dropped the ball as he went to ground it so the score remained 0-0.

Saints had another decision sent to the video referee in the 16th minute. John Bateman fumbled the ball in the middle of the pitch and Joe Batchelor won the race to score under the sticks. After a video referee review, the try was once again ruled out for a knock on….

Wigan then took the lead. Jai Field latched onto a short ball from Thomas Leuluai, and broke through the Saints line and the covering Welsby to score in the right corner. Field was unable to convert his own try – 4-0 Wigan led.

Once again, Saints responded well. After earning a six-again call, the ball was worked out right and Hurrell found Tommy Makinson on the right wing to finish spectacularly in the corner. Makinson was unable to convert so the scores were tied at 4-4.

Saints then took the lead ten minutes later. The hosts broke down the right wing, as Hurrell once again found Makinson out the back, he then sped down the wing and found Jonny Lomax on his inside who strolled under the sticks. Makinson converted, 10-4 Saints led.

Saints then had the chance to increase our lead as we were awarded a penalty in front of the sticks in the final minute of the half. It was converted to give Kristian Woolf’s men a 12-4 lead at the break.

The video referee was once again called upon in the 48th minute. Saints forced a Wigan error in their own territory, a couple of tackles later, Lomax threw a cut-out pass to Mark Percival, he then broke a tackle and offloaded to Joe Batchelor and he stretched over to score from close range. The try was this time awarded upon review. Makinson missed the conversion, 16-4.

Saints then had a chance to make it a three-score game as Wigan were penalised for a high tackle on the impressive debuting James Bell. Makinson added the two points to make it 18-4.

Sam Powell was then sent to the sin bin for the visitors after a nasty looking challenge on Jon Bennison.

The video referee was called on once again just after the hour mark. A high kick by Saints was not dealt with by the visitors, the ball eventually bounced into Percival’s hands and he grounded the ball to score. The video referee Chris Kendall eventually awarded the try after a long look. Makinson missed the conversion, 22-4.

Those were to be the final points of the game, as Saints continued their impressive run against their local rivals with a 22-4 victory over the Wigan Warriors on Derby Day!

Match Summary

Saints Team:Β Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Konrad Hurrell, Mark Percival, Jon Bennison, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Joe Batchelor, James Bell, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges:Β Joey Lussick, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, Jake Wingfield.

Tries:Β Tommy Makinson (23), Jonny Lomax (33), Joe Batchelor (48), Mark Percival (64)

Conversions:Β Tommy Makinson (1 from 4)

Penalties:Β Tommy Makinson (2 from 2)

Wigan Warriors Team:Β Jai Field, Abbas Miski, John Bateman, Jake Bibby, Bevan French, Cade Cust, Thomas Leuluai, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Liam Byrne, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Morgan Smithies.

Interchanges:Β Patrick Mago, Oliver Partington, Ethan Havard, Joe Shorrocks.

Tries:Β Jai Field (20)

Conversions:Β Jai Field (0 from 1)

Sin Bin:Β Sam Powell (55)

HT:Β 12-4

FT:Β 22-4

Attendance:Β 17,980

Wigan Warriors Line up

1Jai Field
2Abbas Miski
3John Bateman
4Jake Bibby
5Bevan French
6Cade Cust
7Thomas Leuluai
8Brad Singleton
9Sam Powell
10Liam Byrne
11Willie Isa
12Liam Farrell
13Morgan Smithies
14Patrick Mago
15Oliver Partington
16Ethan Havard
17Joe Shorrocks

Last updated 23 Jun 22 22:03:05

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FT: πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 22-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

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77'

Welsby forces a knock on from Field! A final chance here as we approach the hoooooter…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 22-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

75'

Wigan come forward, but Farrell’s pass is forward. Five to go…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 22-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

72'

NO TRY! Miski thinks he’s scored in the corner from a Wigan scrum, but the video referee replay shows his foot in touch.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 22-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

68'

Makinson’s touchline kick again just drifts wide. Dodd has hobbled off in back play with Wingfield back on in his place…Powell is back on from the bin for Wigan.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 22-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

65'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

PERCYYYYY! The high kick goes up, Bennison challenges, the ball comes loose and Percival is there to pounce!!!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 22-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

64'

Saints force Miski to knock on….The noise levels rise again in the Totally Wicked Stadium…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 18-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

62'

Big Al and Matty Lees are on for LMS and Paasi. Lussick is also on for Wingfield as Roby moves to loose forward.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 18-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

Keep working lads!

58'

We continue to press, but Wingfield is trapped on the last as Welsby was inches from reaching out moments prior…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 18-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

56'
Yellow Card
Sam Powell for Wigan Warriors

Powell is sent to the bin for a challenge on Bennison.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 18-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

53'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Wigan concede another penalty and Makinson takes the two to extend our lead!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 18-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

52'

CHANCE! Welsby finds Makinson out wide and he tries to return the favour, but French gets in the way. We will come again…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 16-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

50'

Makinson misses the two.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 16-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

48'
Try
Joe Batchelor for Saints

BATCHHHHHHHH! Lomax finds Percival who offloads to Batchelor and he gets it down. It goes upstairs again, but this time it is given!!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 16-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

48'

Much like the first half, it’s end to end! Partington is penalised for a forward pass in his own half – a BIG chance here!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 12-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

42'

An early knock on as straight from the kick off Paasi knocks on, but Wigan return the favour and we have it back!

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41'

We are back underway in the second half here in the Derby!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 12-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

40'

HT: πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 12-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

39'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

We win a penalty right in front and Makinson extends our lead as we approach the break…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 12-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

39'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

We win a penalty right in front and Makinson extends our lead as we approach the break…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 12-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

35'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two from right in front…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 10-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

34'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

JONNNYYYYYYYYYYY!! We move the ball to the right and Hurrell feeds Makinson out the back – he breaks clear and finds the supporting Lomax who strolls over in front of the Wigan fans!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 8-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

30'

Bennison knocks on and Wigan have it back as Paasi is on for Walmsley…10 to go until the break!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 4-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

29'

LMS is on for Lees and is so close to scoring as he leaps above Field to grab the high kick and offloads to Dodd who kicks first time 5 meters out, but straight into a Wigan hand.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 4-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

26'

Makinson’s touchline kick drifts wide.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 4-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

25'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

T MAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!! We win back-to-back six agains and make them count as Hurrell feeds Makinson who flies over in the corner. We are all square! GET IN!

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 4-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

23'

We won’t be seeing Morgan Knowles again today as he has unfortunately failed his head assessment.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

22'

Field’s kick from the touchline misses.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

21'
Try
Jai Field for Wigan Warriors

Jai Field scores for Wigan in the corner after a short ball from Leuluai.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-4 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

18'

NO TRY! Wigan throw the ball around before Bateman’s wayward pass is intercepted by Batchelor who runs half the length to touch down. Again it goes upstairs and again a knock on is given….

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

16'

Young Bennison is away down our left, but Lomax’s pass is forward and Wigan have it back on half way…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

15'

It’s end-to-end after a ferocious start in the Derby. Both sides having guilt edge chances to take the lead but we are still level.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

10'

Knowles takes a heavy hit after a collision with Farrell and his own player and is off for a head assessment. Jake Wingfield is on…Before Big Al knocks on.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

8'

NO TRY! The ball is moved to our right through the hands of Lomax and Welsby to Hurrell who powers his way over. It goes upstairs, but it’s given as a knock on.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

3'

At the right end, Makinson breaks through the Wigan line and is away, but French brings him down and Wigan win a penalty at the end of the set as Miski is tackled in the air.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

1'

WOW. A huge chance for Wigan goes begging as Cust breaks through but Bibby’s pass to Farrell is poor and he knocks on with the try line begging.

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

1'

We are off and underway in the DERBY! πŸ’₯

πŸ”΄βšͺ Saints 0-0 Wigan πŸ’βšͺ

A big game from this man today? Kick off is next!

Here come the Saints!

A debut for James Bell in the biggest game of the year! ✊

The boss says that Will Hopoate misses out due to a slight hamstring injury, whilst he also has some praise for James Bell who debuts today…Hear from him on our social media platforms!

This is how our visitors will line up…

Derby Day team news and there is a debut for James Bell in a strong looking Saints line up…

Good Friday Team News will be with you at 1:30pm!

The Totally Wicked Stadium pitch is in great condition and we are ready to welcome a Sell Out crowd!

It’s good to be back HOME!

Warm up for Good Friday with today’s Matchday E-programme which you can read thanks to partners Zeeon!

It can be downloaded, printed and scanned via the QR codes around the stadium or head to our news section to read!

Heading to the game today? Or watching from home? Whatever the case, make sure your first job this morning is to read our match preview story whilst you sip that brew! Head to our news section to read!

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