Liverpool St Helens continued their upward curve with a thumping 45 point win over second placed Fleetwood. In a display to provide Christmas cheer to the Moss Lane Faithful they produced a sparkling performance, running in ten well-crafted tries.

Once again Andy Northey has looked to his youngsters and once again they have not let him down.

17 year old Ruari Hennigan started proceedings with a try in the right hand corner after two minutes, 5-0, followed eight minutes later with a score from 18 year old Sam Walker on the opposite wing. 10-0. Fleetwood put up a spirited display throughout and pulled one back after sixteen minutes. 10-5.

Soon after, to prove that there is no substitute for experience, Ian Stanley, in a cameo appearance, notched the third LSH try, 15-5, followed immediately by an Alex McClurg burst under the posts.    22-5. The influential centre then latched on to a good break from fly half Rob Sexton, once again in control and working well with Jamie Morris, and doubled his tally on the 30 minute mark. 29-5. Sexton then put second rower Chris Hall in the clear only for the big man to realise he had to run 50 yards to the line. He did it in style and gleefully dived over for his first ever 1st XV try. 34-5. Just before the break Sam Walker scored his second try, 41-5 and there was still time for Fleetwood to fight back with one of their own. 41-12.

The second half opened with another first try, this time for centre Jordan Royle, another former Colt clearly improving with every game at this level. 48-12. The Green and Golds never gave up and scored a third try in response, 48-17, before Hennigan and Stanley made it a perfect ten with two more tries, both converted by Jamie Morris to make it six on the day.  62-17.  


15 Stanley 14 Walker 13 Royle J 12 McClurg 11 Hennigan 10 Sexton 9 Morris 1 Gore 2 Jackson 3 MaCauley 4 Royle P © 5 Hall 6 Webster 7 Thompson 8 Hull 16 Hattingh 17 Potter 18 Arnold 19 Richardson

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