St Helens claimed a third straight victory at Huddersfield Giants, they are now the only unbeaten side left in the Super League.
It was a quick start for the Saints as they took the lead after seven minutes through ex captain Jon Wilkin as he was put through by Kyle Amor. Danny Richardson was on target with the conversion for an early lead.
It was a very even first half, and the Giants got their reward when Danny Brough took matters into his own hands and scored the try. He then nailed the conversion to level the scores.
However, Huddersfield were level for just eight minutes as Danny Richardson scored a penalty, which Brough eventually returned a few minutes later.
But it was Saints who went in with the half time advantage as new captain James Roby scored a trademark try to edge the Saints back in front. Richardson scored the conversion to make it 14-8 at the break.
Huddersfield needed a big start to the second half but after just nine minutes, they fell further behind as Zeb Taia was played in brilliantly by Jonny Lomax to score. Richardson scored the conversion again to edge his side out further.
Straight from the kick off, Saints scored again as Jake Mamo couldn’t collect Lomax’s kick and Mark Percival was able to pounce. Richardson kept up his exceptional night with the boot to extend the lead out to 18.
But Huddersfield weren’t done and they scored another try through Ireland international Oliver Roberts as he was able to power over. Brough was unsuccessful with the kick, meaning the deficit was still a three score one.
It was the last score of the game and it means St Helens remain top of the Super League and have the only unbeaten record after Wigan’s defeat. They are at home to Salford Red Devils next Friday.
As for Huddersfield, it is their second defeat in three games to start the season, not the start they were looking for, as they were looking to build on re entering the Super 8s last year. They travel to Wakefield Trinity next Friday.