St Helens vs Huddersfield
7:45pm Friday 6th September
Totally Wicked Stadium
St Helens scored 24 points as they wrapped up their home Super League campaign with a win over relegation-threatened Huddersfield in style in the Totally Wicked Stadium.
In-form prop Luke Thompson acquired a brace while Lachlan Coote had a great night with the boot.
The success guaranteed without losing a match on home soil, a menacing listing which will give them confidence before the play-offs the League Leaders Shield winners completed the season.
When Saints went on to win the Grand Final, the previous time has been 2002. However, Huddersfield stay at risk of falling to the Championship.
A week ago, Saints were included from the combined lowest scoring game in Super League history – a win over Castleford.
But it required the side of Justin Holbrook three minutes to surpass that score, Thompson after a nice pass against his fellow racing to the tryline prop Alex Walmsley. Coote, playing for the first time to Warrington month, added the conversion.
With Jonny Lomax Dominic Peyroux had a clear run to the try line Following a quarter of an hour. Coote kicked on off the extras.
It had been Coote who helped put the platform to Saints’ third try with a 40-20 kick. James Roby, Coote and Lomax united for Regan Grace in for a try on the left flank.
With three minutes of this first half a break from Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook divide the Huddersfield defence wide open and his pass Morgan Knowles off for a try that Coot goaled to get a 24-0 period lead which didn’t flatter the home side.
Together with the half-time team talk from Huddersfield trainer Simon Woolford with had the desired result, the people got off the markers in just three minutes of the restart when Martin Lawrence barged in from close variety for a try along with the conversion was added by Oliver Russell.
The try was to give only temporary respite for the Giants since Saints scored their attempt in the 54th minute, Kyle Amor burrowing over and Coote again successful.
Thompson maintained his second try before Lomax added Saints’ seventh. Coote transformed as Huddersfield finished well beaten.
Tommy Makinson finished the scoring after taking a pass from Grace at the dying moments, Coote adding the extras.
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