St Helens 26-14 Warrington

Warrington threw away a 14 point lead as a strong second half from St Helens continued their dominance over the Wolves, in front of an impressive 17,009 crowd.nnSaints have lost just once in the last 34 meetings between the two clubs but it looked as though the hoodoo may have been on the verge of ending just after half time, when Warrington extended their lead to 0-14.nnBut, a brace from Gidley helped Saint’s comeback and in the end they ran out comfortable winners.nnSaints had the first real chance of the match when Ade Gardner’s foot just touched the sideline as he dived over in the corner.nnThe visitor’s looked to be the stronger side however, as a penalty provided them with the first points after a tough and tight opening 31 minutes.nnA knock on from Saint’s youngster, Tom Armstrong, gave the field position for Mickey Higham to make an impact in his first game since moving from Wigan, as he touched down from a sloppy play-the-ball.nnRauhihi continued Warrington’s momentum after the break as he extended the lead further, receiving a well worked offload from Chris Riley to give his side a 14 point lead.nnAs the Wolves looked to be establishing a winning position, poor scrum defence allowed Saints’ Lee Gilmour to sprint 30 metres after he wandered through the defensive line from Roby’s simple pass.nnGardner then cut the deficit further as Saints shifted the ball right and he was just able to ground the ball over the line before being forced into touch, the try given after a lengthy deliberation from the Video Ref.nnWith Saints on a roll, Gidley cut the gap to two points as he squeezed over but Long missed the opportunity to level the match as he failed with his third kick attempt.nnGoal kicking was to prove insignificant however, as Gidley notched a second score following some good offloading after Adrian Morley had given away a penalty for a high shot.nnGraham wrapped up the points, scoring under the post before 19 year old Tom Armstrong finished off a powerful break from Tony Puletua to add gloss to the win and ensure a happy start to Mick Potter’s tenure at St Helens.nnnSt Helens 26nT: Lee Gilmour (49), Ade Gardner (54), Matt Gidley (64, 68), James Graham (74), Tom Armstrong (79) nG: Sean Long (75) nnWarrington 14nnT: Micky Higham (35), Paul Rauhihi (46) nG: Chris Hicks (31, 36, 47) nnHT 0-14nRef: I Smith nAtt: 17,009

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