SAINTS are up to third in the First Utility Super

first_imgSAINTS are up to third in the First Utility Super League following a 40-16 win over Castleford.After surviving an early scare they overcame the Tigers with two tries in three first half minutes – and then put it to bed with solid defence in the second.The returning cool hand Lukes – Thompson and Walsh – played crucial roles in the victory, giving Saints much needed direction and energy.Kyle Amor also led a strong pack performance that never looked back once it got on top of its Tigers’ counterparts.“Start well” has been Keiron Cunningham’s battle cry over recent weeks, following some indifferent openings, so he wouldn’t have been happy with the first two minutes of the match.Not only were two penalties given away but Luke Gale found Luke Dorn in acres of space for the first try.But Saints hit back two minutes later through Matty Fleming who took Adam Swift’s pass.The try coming off the back of some great skill.On the last and under pressure, Walsh offloaded to Jon Wilkin who put up a fine kick close to the try line.Swifty then outjumped Ryan Hampshire and found his centre in close attendance for his fourth of the season.Jonny Lomax produced a try saving tackle on Dorn 12 minutes in and then quick defence stopped another Tigers’ attack.But another error handed the impetus to the visitors and Rangi Chase hit Hampshire for a walk in.It was a blow but Saints didn’t hang around in turning Cas around.Sustained pressure thanks to good runs from Wilkin and Thompson put them in good field position before Morgan Knowles was caught on a superb line.Walsh’s second conversion putting the hosts ahead.Saints were in the driving seat and on their very next attack stretched the lead.Dorn knocked on Turners’ towering bomb and Kyle Amor wasted no time in putting his body on the line and stretching over.After a great start, the Tigers were at sixes and sevens and their job was made worse when Chase was sent to the bin for tripping Jonny Lomax on a kick through with five minutes remaining.The excellent Luke Thompson then increased the pain as he took Walsh’s pass at pace.Saints begun the second half on the back foot to the 12-men Tigers – defending two sets before coming away with a penalty.Swift went close on 50 minutes and five minutes later Castleford had one chalked off for a knock on.Handling errors were the tale of the tape until Wilkin forced a drop out with a cute chip.LMS was mightily close to pouncing on the loose ball, but made no mistake on 61 minutes with a physical effort.Saints produced their best try of the night ten minutes later.Lomax took a high ball and went 60 metres before feeding Adam Swift. He was hauled down but Amor took it up and offloaded for Owens to find LMS.The ball was then sent left for Swift to fly over in the corner.Will Maher crossed in the final stages – off a blatant forward pass – to give the lively Castleford fans something to cheer, but it was always Saints’ night. And that was underlined when Walmsley powered over as the hooter rang out. Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Fleming, Knowles, Amor, Thompson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Swift, WalmsleyGoals: Walsh (5 from 6), Owens (1 from 1)Tigers:Tries: Dorn, Hampshire, MaherGoals: Gale (2 from 3)Penalties:Saints: 11Tigers: 6HT: 24-10FT: 40-16REF: J SmithATT: 9448Teams:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 22. Jack Owens, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 24. Matty Fleming, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 7. Luke Walsh; 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 15. Greg Richards, 12. Jon Wilkin, 20. Joe Greenwood, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 17. Luke Thompson, 28. Morgan Knowles.Tigers:1. Luke Dorn; 18. Ryan Hampshire, 19. Ben Crooks, 24. Greg Minikin, 5. Denny Solomona; 35. Rangi Chase, 7. Luke Gale; 16. Matt Cook, 15. Paul McShane, 32. Larne Patrick, 3. Jake Webster, 17. Junior Moors, 9. Adam Milner.Subs: 23. Will Maher, 31. Conor Fitzsimmons, 34. Paddy Flynn, 37. Brandon Douglas.last_img read more

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We have a whole host of entertainment both on and

We have a whole host of entertainment both on and

first_imgWe have a whole host of entertainment both on and off the field to bring you the ultimate matchday experience, which is ideal for all the family.Game Schedule:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Open 4pm.Turnstiles – Open 5:15pm.Academy – The 19s take on their Widnes counterparts at 5:30pm.Club Face Painters – These will be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and as well as the Totally Wicked North Stand from 6.30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Inflatables – Rugby themed inflatables will be in the North and South West Stands.Air Factory – Two trampolines from our partners Air Factory St Helens will be at the ground – jump on and enjoy!Kiosk Food – We have a great range of food for you to sample at selected kiosks and we’ve teamed up with Big Al’s to bring a selection of Burgers and Pizza Twists to the Saints. We also have some great offers too!Member Offer 1 – If you’re a member, and you buy a burger, we’ll double it up for you!Member Offer 2 – You can get a pie and hot drink for £3.50.Contactless Payment – will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side and Marching Inn bars to speed up your service.Boots – Your favourite furry mascot Boots, who is sponsored by Small Wonders, will be in attendance in all the concourse areas from 6.30pm onwards so look out for him and say hello!The A Star Saints Angels – Will be performing a brand new routine before the game.Half Time – Our Crossbar Challenge in association with OD’s Jewellery & Watch Boutique will take place. Participants can win £100 in ODs vouchers. If you want to take part email the club at [email protected] Dash – Check out the great prizes!Armed Forces Tribute – As part of our tribute to the armed forces, we will have a guard of honour on the pitch and a bucket collection for ABF: The Soldiers’ Charity.Warrior Challenge – Andy Reid will be continuing the challenge that will see him take in 400 miles of cycling, 125 miles of kayaking and 17,500 feet of total ascent. He will be cycling under the North East corner. To find out more click here. We will also be auctioning off the players’ warm up tops for the cause next week.Match Sponsors: The match is sponsored by Typhoo with Air Factory St Helens our Corporate Sponsor. Kingstone Press are sponsoring the Match Ball.Team News:Saints have named their 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, Totally Wicked North and East Stands. If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore is open until kick-off and we will also be open for 45 minutes after the game. Our new look trainingwear will also be on sale.Programme:Our new look programme #asone will once again be on sale. Featuring an interview with Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, who is set to play his 300th career game, it is packed with all you need to know about your Super Saints!The cover has our players on one side of the V and randomly selected 2017 Members on the right hand side! Is your name there? There’s also the latest news and views from around the club, our Academy and community teams. It is priced at £3.Today’s programme is available on the concourse as well as in the Saints Superstore and is sponsored by Warrington AudiSecurity:At the Saints we take the safety of our fans and supporters very seriously.We have a highly trained ground safety and stewarding team to ensure that every visit to the Totally Wicked Stadium continues to be an enjoyable, safe and comfortable experience.In light of recent events, there will be additional security checks at the game. We advise fans to arrive early and not to bring anything into the ground which is unnecessary.All bags will be searched on entry and there will be additional security checks to ensure the match proceeds as safely as possible. We also ask that fans remain vigilant at all times and if they spot something that is suspicious alert a steward.We thank everyone for their assistance in ensuring gameday at the Totally Wicked Stadium is the best possible experience for all.last_img read more

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