Magic: Super League leaders St Helens march on at Anfield

St Helens march on at the top of the Super League table after rounding off the Magic Weekend with a 36-16 win over Castleford.

It was a comfortable win for the side most local to Anfield, which boasted an attendance totalling 56,869 over the two days.

Justin Holbrook’s side ran in seven tries as they maintained their six point lead at the top of the table, and with it ended Daryl Powell’s perfect record at Magic Weekend as Castleford coach.

Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson got Saints on the board inside eight minutes and the lead was doubled when Regan Grace finished tidily in the left corner.

Jonny Lomax’s converted try made it 14-0, before Theo Fages finished well after taking a ball close to the line at speed.

A short kick bounced up kindly for Grant Millington off Dom Peyroux to at least get the Tigers on the board, with James Roby in the sinbin, as they trailed 20-6 at half time.

Any hopes of a Castleford fight back were extinguished by the hour, further tries from Jack Ashworth and Lachlan Coote stretching the Saints’ lead to 32-6.

Kevin Naiqama added a further try on 67 minutes before a late flurry from the Tigers added a bit of respectability to the scoreline.

St Helens: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Costello, Grace, Fages, Lomax, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Taia, Peyroux, Knowles. Subs: Paulo, Ashworth, Smith, Bentley.

Castleford: Mata’utia, Clare, Minikin, Blair, Eden, Aston, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Smith, Millington, McMeeken, Milner. Subs: Cook, Maher, Rankin, Clarkson.

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