St Helens 12-16 Wakefield Trinity

St Helens 12-16 Wakefield Trinity

Report

On a rain soaked night at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens took on the Wakefield Trinity as both sides looked to get back on track after defeats last week.

After (6) minutes, Trinity edged ahead with a penalty in front of the sticks courtesy of Sam Williams: 2 – 0.

The sides traded sets as both teams attempted to win the physical contest down the middle. The error count added up as the adverse conditions played their part in the first-half.

Wakefield edged further ahead as Mason Caton-Brown finished a wonderful move in the corner with an acrobatic finish on (21) minutes. Sam Williams added the extras to make it 8 – 0.

Trinity certainly looked the stronger outfit in the first-half as they quickly made the hard yards. Subsequently, Saints conceded a penalty on (27) and Sam Williams added another kick to make it 10 – 0.

Ryan Morgan was crucially able to respond for St Helens prior to half-time scoring a try (35) in the corner but Percival missed the conversion leaving it at 10 – 4 as the hooter sounded.

St Helens began the second period in a brighter manner as they quickly put the pressure on Wakefield’s defence with the introduction of new recruit – Zeb Taia.

A series of drop-outs would follow as Saints gradually edged themselves back into the contest. A pivotal moment occurred shortly after as Wakefield’s David Fifita was penalised by the Referee allowing Saints to launch an attack.

A sweeping move across the line, utilising the overlap allowed Mark Percival to cross in the corner (48). Another missed conversion would follow leaving the score at 10 – 8.

Saints seized the initiative as Percival made it a brace of tries (57), feeding off a pass from Theo Fages in the corner but was unable to convert his own try as St Helens narrowly lead 12 – 10.

As the hour mark arrived, the game really began to open up as both teams began to play more expansively. A key moment developed on (73) minutes as Jacob Miller was awarded a penalty try.

He was held back by Danny Richardson in the process of scoring under the sticks after a smart grubber by Sam Williams, who also added the extras to make it 16 – 12.

A tense finale would follow in the dying embers of the match but Trinity held on for a famous win.

Written by Callum Thompson.

St Helens

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Tommy MakinsonFull Back000000
3Ryan MorganCentre100000
4Mark PercivalCentre200000
5Adam SwiftWing000000
6Theo FagesStand Off000000
8Alex Walmsley 10Prop000000
9James RobyHooker000000
12Jon Wilkin 36Second Row000000
16Luke Thompson 15Prop000000
18Dominique PeyrouxSecond Row000000
20Morgan Knowles 13Loose Forward000000
21Jack OwensWing000000
24Danny RichardsonScrum Half000000
10Kyle Amor 8Interchange000000
13Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 20Interchange000000
15Adam Walker 16Interchange000000
36Zeb Taia 12Interchange000000
 Total 300000

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
2Tom JohnstoneWing000000
3Bill TupouCentre000000
4Reece LyneCentre000000
6Jacob MillerStand Off000000
8Anthony England 20Prop000000
9Kyle Wood 7Hooker000000
11Matty Ashurst 16Second Row000000
12Danny Kirmond 27Second Row000000
13Michael SioLoose Forward000000
14Sam WilliamsScrum Half040001
17Craig HubyProp000000
24Mason Caton-BrownWing200000
7Liam Finn 9Interchange000000
16Tinirau Arona 11Interchange000000
20David Fifita 8Interchange000000
27James Batchelor 12Interchange000000
 Total 240001

Match Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
March 3, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
St Helens4812
Wakefield Trinity10616
  • Cunningham needs to go he has no idea. Wilkins is not a leader he needs to give up
    the armband.