St Helens won a third straight Super League match 34-6 against Wakefield Trinity at the Totally Wicked Stadium, with all the points coming in the second half.
After an even opening, Wakefield were handed the initiative when James Bentley was sent to the sin bin for saying something out of turn to referee James Child.
However, they couldn’t take it, with an effort held up the best they could manage with a man up.
Saints went close soon after, as they spread the ball out to Tommy Makinson, who got to the line, but was judged to have a foot in touch.
Just two minutes into the second half, Saints would draw first blood. They got the ball back out wide, and worked it to Kevin Naiqama, who went over. Makinson scored the conversion to give them a six-point lead.
Saints got their second soon after, as Theo Fages broke down the middle, and set Bentley away to score. Makinson added the conversion to double Saints’ advantage.
It was soon three tries in 13 minutes, as Jonny Lomax’s kick found Jack Welsby, who went over for the try. Makinson added the conversion.
The champions grabbed their fourth try of the second half just past the hour mark. This time, Welsby turned provider, as his kick found Regan Grace, who scored. Makinson was again on target with the conversion attempt.
With 10 minutes to go, Saints got their fifth try of the evening, as Naiqama finished off a good counter-attack out wide. With Makinson off the pitch, Lewis Dodd took the conversion, but hit the post.
It was soon back-to-back tries for the hosts. Dodd started a break, got the ball to Welsby, who somehow got an offload away to Grace for his second try. Dodd scored the conversion.
However, this time Wakefield hit straight back, as Jay Pitts managed to get through. Mason Lino scored the conversion.
Both sides are back in league action next week. Saints travel to Huddersfield Giants on Thursday, while Wakefield travel to Hull FC on Friday.
St Helens: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Jack Welsby, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Agnatius Paasi, Joel Thompson, James Bentley, Joe Batchelor.
Subs: Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Lewis Dodd, Jake Wingfield.
Head Coach: Kristian Woolf
Wakefield Trinity: Ryan Hampshire, Innes Senior, Reece Lyne, Joe Arundel, Lee Kershaw, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Jordan Crowther, Tinirau Arona, James Batchelor, Jay Pitts, Joe Westerman.
Subs: Kyle Wood, Chris Green, Eddie Battye, Brad Walker.
Head Coach: Chris Chester.