St. Helens  20
Salford Red Devils  24
St. Helens  20
Salford Red Devils  24
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
8th Mar 2024
Super League
HOME
11548
HT:14-6
MATCH NOTES : Salford registered their first win in St. Helens for 44 years.

1 - Jack Welsby
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

3 - Waqa Blake
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

4 - Mark Percival
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
GOALS
1
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF 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
2
GOALS
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

9 - Daryl Clark
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

10 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Matt Whitley
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

12 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

14 - Moses Mbye
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

15 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

16 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

17 - Jake Wingfield
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

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




MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints dominated the opening stages, and had a great chance eight minutes in. Jack Welsby spotted space down Saints’ left edge and kicked early, the ball didn’t bounce in favour of Jon Bennison though, as it bounced into touch with just grass ahead of him. It wasn’t much longer until Saints went ahead. After a Salford error deep in their own half, Saints went right from a scrum, Jonny Lomax finding Welsby who threw a dummy and glided through the gap to score in the corner. Mark Percival missed the kick, 4-0. Our lead increased 18 minutes in. Alex Walmsley found Sione Mata’utia who broke his head through a tackle and offloaded to Lewis Dodd who sped away to score in the corner. Percival’s kicked bounced out off the post, 8-0. Salford replied 25 minutes in. After forcing a goal-line dropout, the visitors shifted it from right to left and Ryan Brierley threw a cut-out pass to Deon Cross on the wing, who was able to scramble his way over. Marc Sneyd converted, 8-6. Five minutes before the break, Saints extended their lead. Jonny Lomax ran across the Salford line and found Percival running a great line, who breezed through a gap to score underneath the sticks. He turned his four-pointer into six, 14-6.

Saints went down to twelve players four minutes into the second half. Salford fumbled the ball after a blatant obstruction was missed the play prior. Percival tried to make a tackle which forced the ball loose, and after initially ruling knock on, the referee got some advice and issued Saints #4 with a red card. Saints increased their lead midway through the second half. A Salford error on their own line gifted us possession ten metres from the Salford line. A few tackle in, Saints went right as Moses Mbye found Dodd, who spotted a gap and raced through it for his second try of the evening. He added the extras as well, 20-6. The video referee was called upon soon after. Jon Bennison was forced to deal with a high kick, which gave Salford the ball ten metres out. A few tackles in, Salford worked it right to Nene Macdonald who burrowed his way over from close range. The referee’s on-field decision of try stood. Sneyd converted, 20-12. Salford grabbed another with eleven minutes to go. Chris Atkin found himself with the ball near the Saints line, spotted a gap and broke thorough it to score under the sticks. Sneyd converted, 20-18. The Red Devils threatened again shortly after. A dubious penalty allowed Salford to push in the Saints half. On the last tackle it was shifted right, but Macdonald was pushed into touch by a covering Saints defence. Salford did take the lead with five six minutes to go. On the last, they ran it, Sneyd threw a cut-out pass to Tim Lafai, who was able to offload to Cross, who scored in the corner. Sneyd converted, 20-24.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their match report.







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