St. Helens  30
Hull FC  12
St. Helens  30
Hull FC  12
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
22nd Sep 2023
Super League
HOME
14036
HT:8-0

1 - Jack Welsby
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
2
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Mark Percival
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
GOALS
5
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Will Hopoate
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

10 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

16 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

17 - Moses Mbye
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub


COACH : Paul Wellens


(2022-10-05 : 2023-12-31 )


MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Nine minutes into the game, Saints grabbed the first points. A high shot 25 metres from the sticks centrally, allowed Mark Percival a shot at goal which he took, 2-0 the hosts led. Ten minutes later, Saints extended the lead. A move from right to left ended with Curtis Sironen finding Percival, who broke a tackle before stepping inside the fullback to score to the left of the sticks. Percival turned his six-points haul so far into eight, 8-0. A second Saints score seemed to have followed. Jack Welsby broke through the middle of the Hull defence and rolled over and looked to have scored, but referee Ben Thaler ruled double movement so awarded a penalty to the visitors. Another big chance came with less than five first half minutes to go. Konrad Hurrell made a big break downfield before finding Will Hopoate, who was tackled. Off the back of it, Saints went right and Jonny Lomax threw a cut-out pass which bounced into Tommy Makinson’s hands, but he was pushed into touch as he dove for the corner. That was the final chance of a tight first half, as the visitors tried to narrow the deficit before the break. 8-0 Saints led.

It took just two second half minutes for the Saints’ second try. A high kick inside from Lomax was allowed to bounce and Lewis Dodd won the race to the loose ball to ground it under pressure underneath the sticks. Percival converted, 14-0. Hull narrowed the gap twelve minutes into the second half. Poor defence from Saints allowed Hull to break down the middle of them. The ball found its way to Lewis Martin, who evaded some challenges before scoring in the left corner. Tex Hoy converted, 14-6. Saints made sure to stop a comeback from mounting. A move down the short-side saw Moses Mbye find Lomax, who powered his way over from close range. Percival converted, 20-6. Just over a minute later, Saints had another. Mbye broke down the middle and found support on his inside to Morgan Knowles, the ball then found its way to Welsby, who hesitated before burrowing his way over underneath the sticks. Percival added another two points, 26-6. Saints looked to keep their foot on the gas, but with ten minutes to go a loose pass was intercepted by Cameron Scott and he raced the distance, just about beating the chasing Joe Batchelor to the line. Hoy converted, 26-12. There was still time for one final score within the final 30 seconds. Welsby broke from within his own half and broke another tackle, before racing down the wing to score in the right corner for his second try of the evening. Saints didn’t attempt the conversion, with a 30-12 victory over Hull FC on Friday evening.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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