St Helens bounced back from consecutive defeats to Warrington and Wakefield with an eight-try victory over lowly Castleford.
It was an important win for Mike Rush’s side as they look to secure third place in the Super League table, and in truth, they were never troubled by the Tigers.
Tries from Tommy Makinson and Chris Flannery before half-time put St Helens in control, and the game breaker came 10 minutes in to the second half, when Makinson snaffled Richard Owen‘s poor kick before racing 90 metres for a fine solo try, to awake the home support.
Steve Snitch had the final say for the visitors, who stuck to their task for the main part, despite the absence of 10 players through injury and otherwise.
But the Tigers are now looking over their shoulder at a possible wooden spoon finish, particularly after London’s win over Warrington.
But they cut loose in the second half, keeping last season’s League Leaders scoreless, and adding six further tries, including four for Luke Dorn, who followed up a similar four star showing in last weekend’s win over Castleford.