St Helens 48 - 6 Wakefield Trinity: Saints Remain Top After Comfortable Win Over Wakefield
WARRINGTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Tommy Makinson of St Helens is tackled by Ryan Hampshire of Wakefield during the Betfred Super League match between St Helens and Wakefield Trinity at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on October 15, 2020 in Warrington, England.Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Tommy Makinson scored a hat-trick of tries as St Helens extended their lead at the top of the Betfred Super League with a 48-6 trouncing over Wakefield Trinity.

Hooker James Roby added two tries alongside further scores from Alex Walmsley, Regan Grace, Lewis Dodd and Kevin Naiqama.

Innes Senior scored the sole try for Wakefield to prevent a whitewash but it was all smiles for Saints as they recorded two wins over Trinity in as many weeks.

 

  • Story of the Match

St Helens dominated the game right from the start. Roby scored the first of his two tries as Jack Welsby smuggled away an offload whilst being tackle into touch to allow the hooker to stroll over unopposed in the opening few minutes.

Theo Fages was then denied a try but soon after did Makinson score his first after a cut-out pass from Lachlan Coote helped the winger ease over in the corner.

Wakefield attempted to fight back but the Saints responded and added a further four tries within the last 12 minutes of the half.

Roby surged over for his second try from acting half after an earlier knock-on by Reece Lyne.

Walmsley beat four Trinity defenders to score near the posts.

Then Makinson bagged his second try with another spectacular diving finish in the corner before completing his hat-trick after another long pass from Coote, who added three goals to send St Helens into half-time with a 30-0 lead.

The second half saw Wakefield show more resilience and almost 20 minutes in did Senior intercept a pass from Jonny Lomax before racing 90 metres to score and finally put Wakefield on the score board.

That was as good as it got for the ‘visitors’ as the Saints added another three tries late on.

Some fast ball handling from Coote, Zeb Taia and Welsby allowed Grace to dive over in the left corner.

Next up saw academy prospect Dodd support a line break from Coote to power over and was awarded the try via the video referee after attempts from Wakefield’s Max Jowitt to prevent a grounding.

Then in the final minute, another fine pass from Coote sent Makinson away down the right wing before the latter’s inside pass found Naiqama who strolled over, with a further three goals from Coote completing the night.  

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