WIGAN 11 LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 29
This was more like it. After last week’s horror show, Liverpool St Helens produced a battling display full of effort and adventure and eventually ran out worthy winners to keep them comfortably at the right end of the table. The game was preceded by a minutes silence, generously agreed to by our hosts, in tribute to Paul Poulton, a man who has worked tirelessly for Liverpool St Helens.
Andy Northey once again gave a number of youngsters their first introduction to senior League action and Jamie Morris, William Game and Connor Glynn, making his first start, will undoubtedly benefit from the experience. Young Morris, in particular, made an impressive debut, seeking out the ball whenever the chance presented. The overall performance however, was once again orchestrated by the experienced Darren Wilson whilst prop Mark Fryer had a fine game up front.
Wigan had the better of the early exchanges, landing two early penalties to take a 6-
LSH went further ahead after the restart when a fine break from Paddy Royle was continued by Wilson to race over for the second try, 6-
Wigan hit back with a try of their own followed by a typical solo sniping effort from the base of a scrum by scrum half Wilson just before the close, to give LSH a deserved bonus point.
15 Kean 14 Morris 13 Cunliffe M 12 Rawsthorne 11 McBride 10 Johnston 9 Wilson D (capt) 1 Williamson 2 Houlton 3 Fryer 4 Donlevy 5 Royle P 6 Glynn 7 Burrows 8 Potter. 16 Heywood 17 Metcalfe 18 Game.