St. Helens  16
Warrington Wolves   8
St. Helens  16
Warrington Wolves   8
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
30th Sep 2023
SLSF
HOME
13801
HT:8-0

4 - Will Hopoate
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

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 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

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 : It was Saints who had the first opening seven minutes in. A flowing move from well within the Saints half saw the ball shifted right, the final pass from Joe Batchelor set Tommy Makinson away down the wing, he kicked ahead and chased along with Mark Percival, but a covering Warrington defender won the race for the loose ball, hitting it behind for a goal-line dropout. Saints had another big chance two minutes later. James Bell put Morgan Knowles through a gap and he raced away before Matty Ashton tackled him. The following play, Saints went to their right edge down the short-side, Bell tried to find Percival, but the ball was fumbled over the Warrington line. With 15 minutes of the first 40 to go, Saints did grab a well deserved lead. Bell found Sironen who broke through a gap, he found Lewis Dodd supporting on his inside to stroll over next to the sticks. Percival converted, 6-0 Saints led. Just before the break, Saints were awarded a penalty 20 metres from the Warrington line, just to the left of the sticks, following a tip-tackle on Jack Welsby as he looked to break through a gap. Saints opted for two, Percival slotted it over, 8-0. Warrington had a chance to apply some pressure to the Saints line with a penalty in the final minute of the half, but they fumbled the ball, as Saints led by eight points at the break.

Three minutes into the second half, Warrington replied. Connor Wrench broke free down the right edge, he had support but chose to go on his own and despite Welsby’s best efforts, he stumbled over the line to score in the corner. Stefan Ratchford converted, 8-6 Saints led. From the kick off, Jordy Crowther was caught high and, after initially giving nothing, Alex Walmsley was sent to the sin bin for ten minutes for an apparent high shot and the Wolves were awarded a penalty. The visitors then had the chance to level the scores as Joe Philbin was caught high directly in front of the sticks. Ratchford added the two points, 8-8 it waa tied. Saints responded well to the setbacks. After earning a repeat set on the Warrington line following a knock on. Saints used up a few tackles before eventually going right, the ball went through the hands and Welsby was able to offload to Percival, he found Makinson on the wing who cut back inside to dive over in the corner. Percival converted, 14-8. Saints responded well to the setbacks. After earning a repeat set on the Warrington line fFrom the kick off, Joe Bullock went high on Matty Lees and was sent to the sin bin. With just under nine minutes left, Saints had a penalty twelve metres from the Warrington line, to the left of the sticks and opted to kick for two. Percival added the two to give Saints a two-score lead, 16-8. Both sides had chances to add to the score-line but to no avail, as Saints progressed to face Catalans Dragons in next weekend’s Semi-Final with a 16-8 victory at a wet Totally Wicked Stadium.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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