St Helens bounced back from their Betfred Challenge Cup Semi-Final defeat to Wigan Warriors with a 24-10 victory over Hull FC at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
The defeat brought to an end a three-game winning run for Hull FC in the Betfred Super League whilst moving St Helens two points clear at the top following Wigan’s loss to Huddersfield Giants on Thursday evening.
A clever play down the blind-side saw Tommy Makinson open the scoring inside the first seven minutes for the hosts. Hull FC hit back through Darnell McIntosh but Jack Welsby’s effort on the hooter meant the hosts went into the break leading 10-4.
Jonny Lomax would further the Saints advantage in the second half before Makinson doubled his account in a game which saw him surpass 1000 points for St Helens. McIntosh would score a late consolation for the Airlie Birds.
St Helens: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Konrad Hurrell, Sione Mata’utia, Mark Percival; Ben Davies, Jonny Lomax; Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Curtis Sironen, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles.
Interchanges: Joey Lussick, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, James Bell.
Hull FC: Jake Connor, Darnell McIntosh, Carlos Tuimavave, Connor Wynne, Jamie Shaul; Josh Reynolds, Joe Lovodua; Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Ligi Sao, Jordan Lane, Manu Ma’u, Brad Fash.
Interchanges: Jack Brown, Josh Griffin, Chris Satae, Jordan Johnstone.
Betfred Super League Results:
Thursday 12 May
- Huddersfield Giants 32-22 Wigan Warriors – live on Sky Sports
Friday 13 May
- St Helens 24-10 Hull FC – live on Sky Sports
Saturday 14 May
- Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves – live on Sky Sports, 5pm
Sunday 15 May
- Toulouse Olympique v Wakefield Trinity – 2:30pm
- Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos – 3pm
- Castleford Tigers v Hull KR – 3pm