Wakefield Trinity 18-24 St Helens

Sunday 10th February 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 2

18-24 FT

HT: 10 10

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone 2, Bill Tupou,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Morgan Knowles, Tommy Makinson 2, Regan Grace, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook was St Helens’ hero as he crashed over two minutes from time to clinch his side a dramatic 24-18 victory over Wakefield Trinity.

History beckoned at Belle Vue when Bill Tupou levelled the scores late on but McCarthy-Scarsbrook ensured the wait for Betfred Super League’s first golden point would go on.

The teams could not be separated at half-time as Tom Johnstone twice cancelled out tries from Morgan Knowles and Tommy Makinson.

There was little sign of the drama to come when Makinson scored his second try to add to Regan Grace’s effort but Saints were worth their second successive win in 2019 after outscoring Trinity five tries to three.

Wakefield boss Chris Chester said: "To lose in that manner is tough and disappointing.

"But I thought there was a lot of effort. It just shows if you’re off ever so slightly you’re going to get punished by a really good Saints side.

"There was very little between the two teams. With the bounce of the ball and a bit of luck, we could have easily got the result, but it wasn’t to be.

"I just said to the guys, if we keep turning up with that kind of effort every week we’ll win more than we lose.

"I’m disappointed but we definitely got a response after last week."

Saints head coach Justin Holbrook said: "It was a really tough game, everything we expected after their disappointing loss last week and with it being their first home game.

"I’m really happy to win today against good opposition who we knew would be very hard to beat. To get the win here is brilliant."

  • 78: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 78: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 70: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 66: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 47: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 32: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 28: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 21: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 9: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 8: TRY! scored for St Helens by Morgan Knowles
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Thomas Makinson

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    St Helens 5

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    St Helens 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Johnstone 2 0 5 0 1 6 0 17 149 8.76 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 38 1 1 3 0 19 135 7.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2
    Reece Lyne 0 0 20 2 3 3 1 21 116 5.52 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 8 2 6 1 0 14 98 7.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 2 9 1 7 7 3 14 83 5.93 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 37 5 0 3 0 11 74 6.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 22 3 0 0 0 9 62 6.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 3 0 1 1 2 15 54 3.60 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 11 54 4.91 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George King 0 0 21 5 0 1 0 10 53 5.30 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony England 0 0 25 1 3 0 0 11 43 3.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 32 2 3 0 0 10 42 4.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 24 2 2 1 0 5 39 7.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Kyle Wood 0 0 47 6 5 2 2 5 27 5.40 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 11 1 2 0 0 4 17 4.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Brough 0 0 19 5 4 1 3 5 7 1.40 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 1
    Craig Huby 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 7 2.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 2 0 5 0 1 9 0 16 126 7.88 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 24 3 1 1 0 19 114 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 0 44 8 1 3 0 11 103 9.36 1 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 4 0 1 8 1 13 101 7.77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 19 2 2 0 0 14 93 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 2 14 1 2 2 0 11 89 8.09 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 23 5 2 3 0 11 81 7.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 18 3 1 6 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Matthew Lees 0 0 15 3 0 1 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 17 5 0 0 0 7 62 8.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 0 0 13 0 1 2 0 11 59 5.36 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 1
    Lachlan Coote 0 2 7 0 2 2 4 7 54 7.71 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Morgan Knowles 1 0 47 9 4 1 0 9 42 4.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Kevin Naiqama 0 0 26 0 5 0 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 16 4 5 1 0 4 28 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 26 6 0 0 1 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Theo Fages 0 1 27 2 3 1 2 7 18 2.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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