Ian Watson unhappy with Huddersfield Giants performance as he gives damning news on Jermaine McGillvary

St Helens took on Huddersfield Giants tonight at the Totally Wicked Stadium in what was Sky Sports’ Friday night clash.

It was a close encounter in the first-half with Jonny Lomax and Will Pryce both missing penalties, but Lomax was on target when Joe Batchelor crossed for a try in the first-half.

Sione Mata’utia was sent off for Saints after a controversial incident with the forward picking up Danny Levi who was prone on the field.

Agnatius Paasi scored just after the break to make it 12-0 before Jack Welsby made it 18-0 after skipping out of a tackle.

Morgan Knowles was later yellow carded for an elbow in the face of Joe Greenwood to reduce Saints to just 11 men with nine minutes to go, but that didn’t stop Saints and Lomax notched up another just two minutes later.

Lomax was in the thick of the action, saving a try from Pryce in the last minute with an incredible tackle before Welsby slotted over a drop goal to rub sal into the Giants’ wounds at 25-0.

With the final whistle, Huddersfield were nilled for the first team under Ian Watson.

And, Watson was’t happy with the result, particularly the second-half performance.

“It wasn’t a top four performance,” Watson said on Sky Sports.

“We are going to learn a big lesson from this tonight. the intensity of the game got too much for us, we need that intensity week in week out to challenge these games but I’m still confident we will compete with those guys again.

“The first-half we didn’t need to chase points, second-half we threw a lot of opportunities away. We didn’t touch too much of the ball in the second-half.

“We needed to play with a little bit of composure. You know Saints are going to work hard, when they went down to 12 their crowd lifted them and gave them that extra men.

“We needed to be smarter.”

Jermaine McGillvary limped off for Huddersfield in the second-half with what looked like a serious injury and Watson fears the worst.

“He’s just walked past me he is in a brace but it looked pretty bad. It looks like he will be out for a while.”

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