Saints topple Warrington

St Helens have held off a fast-finishing Warrington to win by three points in a thrilling fixture at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

It was a confidence-boosting victory for Saints who have conquered the league leaders away from home. Theo Fages was the man of the match in his best performance so far in a red and white shirt.

Warrington scored first, Kevin Penny leaping high to bring down a bomb and touch down.

Ryan Atkins got the second four-pointer off a lovely pass from Ashton Sims.

The Wolves had a 10-0 lead but Saints struck back quickly with two tries. First Kyle Amor barged over and then Jack Ashworth scored in his second Super League appearance.

Luke Walsh nailed the conversion to give the visitors a 10-12 lead.

Right on half-time Ben Currie powered past two defenders to put Warrington ahead. But makeshift kicker Ben Westwood couldn’t convert so the Wire took a slender 14-12 lead into the break.

It didnt last long – Matty Dawson scoring in just the 45th minute to give St Helens back the lead.

Warrington tried to fight back but Saints kept them bravely at bay.

In the 63rd minute Jon Wilkin was replaced after copping a shoulder to the head from Ryan Atkins.

Six minutes later St Helens looked to have sealed the win up when Morgan Knowles pounced on a Luke Walsh kick that Matty Russell fumbled.

At 24-14 with just 10 minutes left they seemed home, especially when Luke Walsh added a drop goal soon after.

But the Wire kept pushing and Penny gave them some hope with his second try.

Kurt Gidley couldn’t convert the try but Warrington put more pressure on Saints when Tom Lineham crossed in the corner in the dieing stages.

However, time was not on the Wolves side and St Helens prevailed in a entertaining encounter 22-25.

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