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St Helens Triumph Over Huddersfield in Super League

St Helens staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Huddersfield and reclaim the top spot in the Betfred Super League.

St Helens 13 – 12 Huddersfield


St Helens:
Tries: Makinson, Clark
Goals: Percival 2
Drop-goal: Lomax

Tries: Naiqama, Swift
Goals: Connor 2

In a thrilling match at the Totally Wicked Stadium, Huddersfield took an early lead with tries from Kevin Naiqama and Adam Swift, putting them ahead 12-0.

However, St Helens fought back valiantly with Tommy Makinson’s interception try narrowing the gap before halftime. Daryl Clarke then scored the crucial equalizer in the second half.

With the game seemingly heading to extra time, Jonny Lomax sealed the victory for Saints with a long-range drop-goal in the final 30 seconds.

Despite trailing in the first half, St Helens showed resilience and determination, eventually wearing down Huddersfield in the second half to secure the win and move above Catalans on points difference at the top of the table.

Huddersfield, who were aiming for a sixth consecutive win, showcased discipline and commitment, particularly in defence. However, they were unable to maintain their early momentum, allowing St Helens to capitalize on their mistakes.

Ian Watson, Huddersfield’s head coach, praised his team’s character and resilience, emphasizing the progress they are making. Despite the loss, Watson highlighted the confidence his team can take from the performance.

The match was a testament to both teams’ hard work, with St Helens ultimately clinching their 10th consecutive victory over Huddersfield.


St Helens:
Bennison, Makinson, Hurrell, Percival, Blake, Lomax, Welsby, Lees, Mbye, Mata’utia, Whitley, Batchelor, Knowles.
Interchanges: Clark, Bell, Sironen, Delaney

Connor, Swift, Bibby, Naiqama, Wallis, Lolohea, Clune, Wilson, Milner, Greenwood, Cudjoe, Rushton, Yates.
Interchanges: Golding, English, Ikahihifo, Halsall.

Referee: Liam Moore.

Credit: BBC Sport

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