St Helens 36-6 Widnes Vikings

Friday 6th July 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 20

36-6 FT

HT: 20 0

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Adam Swift (3), Mark Percival, Theo Fages, Zeb Taia, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Danny Craven,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Adam Swift scored a hat-trick as St Helens maintained their six-point lead at the top of Betfred Super League with a 36-6 victory over bottom-placed Widnes Vikings.

Saints blew the Vikings away in the opening 45 minutes as tries from Zeb Taia, Mark Percival, Swift and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook secured a 20-0 lead.

Widnes responded three minutes after the interval, Danny Craven crossing, but Theo Fages extended Saints' lead.

Swift then touched down twice to complete his hat-trick and condemn Widnes to a 13th Super League defeat in a row.

Saints coach Justin Holbrook said: “The boys did a fantastic job – especially Adam Swift who got a hat-trick. We had to do some shuffling about tonight with injuries to Ben Barba and Tommy Makinson.

“We know Widnes are struggling but they are still competitive. Our defence was fantastic and we scored some good tries. Full credit to the players – they ripped in and got what they deserved.

“It was a really pleasing performance.”

Widnes interim coach Francis Cummins said: “I thought we played poorly right from the start. We cut a few corners and Saints have some great players that can roll you.

“We took a step forward last week (at Hull FC) but tonight was a step back. In the second half we started well by keeping things simple but then we started making basic errors.

“We have to play smarter and with more determination. I think we are getting better in some areas but are still a bit frail in others. We have got to keep going – we are not down and out.”

 

 

  • 78: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 77: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 59: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 51: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 50: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 43: TRY! scored for Widnes by Danny Craven
  • 39: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 38: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 21: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 11: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 7: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 6: TRY! scored for St Helens by Zeb Taia
  • Key Performers

    Adam Swift

    Tries 3
    3 3
    Metres 173
    Clean Breaks 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    St Helens 7
    Widnes Vikings 1

    Goals:

    St Helens 4
    Widnes Vikings 1

    METRES:

    St Helens 1552
    Widnes Vikings 835

    CARRIES:

    St Helens 214
    Widnes Vikings 146

    TACKLES:

    St Helens 268
    Widnes Vikings 370

    OFFLOADS:

    St Helens 9
    Widnes Vikings 10

    PENALTIES:

    St Helens 8
    Widnes Vikings 10

    BREAKS:

    St Helens 9
    Widnes Vikings 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Swift 3 0 3 1 0 13 1 18 173 9.61 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 14 3 0 3 0 12 99 8.25 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Zeb Taia 1 1 28 6 2 1 0 15 115 7.67 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Theo Fages 1 0 15 2 2 2 2 10 61 6.10 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Percival 1 0 13 2 1 5 0 15 114 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 16 3 1 1 0 9 41 4.56 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 18 1 5 1 0 18 115 6.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 1 17 1 3 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 28 5 1 1 0 10 45 4.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 25 3 4 3 0 19 116 6.11 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 14 4 1 1 0 11 111 10.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 1 24 4 1 6 0 7 90 12.86 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 16 2 1 3 0 18 136 7.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Richardson 0 1 11 1 3 1 4 11 31 2.82 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 8 67 8.38 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Costello 0 0 21 3 3 0 0 10 54 5.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 0 3 4 0 1 5 0 14 123 8.79 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Danny Craven 1 0 21 1 3 5 5 5 17 3.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 44 9 2 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
    Joe Mellor 0 1 26 3 2 5 3 18 80 4.44 1 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Owen Buckley 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 6 40 6.67 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 6 0 4 3 0 9 38 4.22 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 10 74 7.40 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 13 68 5.23 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 26 9 7 0 0 7 52 7.43 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 31 10 7 4 0 10 83 8.30 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Sam Wilde 0 0 48 6 2 3 0 9 44 4.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 4 22 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 37 5 3 2 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 30 5 6 0 0 9 41 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 28 0 4 2 0 11 44 4.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 26 3 3 0 0 7 39 5.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Walker 0 0 23 4 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties