Saint Helens batter Wakefield

Last Updated: 15/10/20 10: 47pm

Tommy Makinson dives over for one of their three tries

Tommy Makinson dives over for one of their three tries

England winger Tom Makinson obtained a hat-trick of tries because Betfred Super League champions Saint Helens cruised to their second earn in seven days over Wakefield in order to strengthen their position at the top of the particular table.

Makinson, exactly who missed five weeks of the period after being banned for getting the groin area of Castleford brace Liam Watts, doubled his attempt tally for the season by half-time to put his side on their method to a 48-6 victory at Warrington.

Veteran captain Adam Roby touched down twice to create up a century of Super Little league tries, while teenager Lewis Dodd scored the first try of their career on his second appearance.

Six of Saints’ 9 tries came before half-time because they led 30-0, but Wakefield created more stubborn resistance in the 2nd half and loan winger Innes Senior stunned the champions using a 90-metre intercept try.

The danger signs for Wakefield had been in evidence in the opening moments when full-back Alex Walker fumbled Theo Fages’ towering kick, a mistake which set the pattern throughout the first half.

James Roby scores their second try for Saints

James Roby scores his 2nd try for Saints

Adam Roby scores his second consider for Saints

The opening try was a weird one as teenage centre Jack port Welsby somehow squeezed out the pass as he was about to be included into touch, and Roby is at the right place to collect and contact down for his 99th consider.

Fages had a consider disallowed for a foul in the build-up but there was no stopping Makinson as he profited from Lachlan Coote’s cut-out pass to score his very first try of the match on sixteen minutes.

Trinity fought to get out of their own half because Saints maintained their intensity plus they were swept aside by a disastrous 13-minute spell just before the split when they conceded four more attempts.

Roby forced their way over for his 2nd from dummy half, prop Alex Walmsley continued his remarkable rating run by charging over with regard to his 10th of the season plus Makinson went over twice within five minutes to complete his hat-trick.

Makinson’s second was the consequence of a trademark finish as the Britain man propelled himself towards the part, touching down one-handed from their acrobatic dive with millimetres in order to spare.

Wakefield had been quickly back on the defensive in the beginning of the second half, but they was able to find a bit more steel to keep their particular line intact and the introduction associated with prop Eddie Battye added a few variety to their attack.

Saints coach Kristian Woolf obviously felt comfortable enough to bring Roby off after 55 minutes, yet his hopes of keeping the clean sheet were dashed 3 minutes later when Senior selected off a Jonny Lomax move and went 90 metres to get a glorious interception try.

Alex Walmsley has been at his devastating best for Saints

Alex Walmsley was in his devastating best for Saints

Alex Walmsley was at their devastating best for Saints

Ryan Hampshire added the particular goal, but normal service had been resumed on 66 minutes whenever Welsby released his winger Regan Grace, who finished decisively in the corner.

As Wakefield began to tire, Coote sliced via their defence to get Dodd more than for a try despite the attempt simply by Max Jowitt to turn him in the back, and centre Kevin Naiqama went over for Saints’ 9th try a minute from the end, which makes it 11 wins from 14 this year.