This season’s Super League has been one of the most entertaining in history and with still a couple of weeks left it has set things up to be a climactic end.
The latest thrilling encounter saw St Helens beat Wakefield with only two minutes remaining thanks to a Jonny Lomax try. It was the outstanding performance of Jonny Lomax that caught the eye and if he can continue his fine form, it could be a very memorable year for St Helens.
It has been impossible to predict the Super League matches this campaign and the bookmakers are often getting it wrong. If you had put on a bet on the underdogs this season you would have made a nice profit. So many games have been decided by single plays with almost nothing separating the teams. St Helens remind me of Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson this season as they always seem to find a way to win in the final minutes when the chips are down. It is the sign of champions to be able to do this and if they continue they could reach the top four..
It was a close battle between the two clubs and it looked like Wakefield would win the game until the last few moments. If they had managed to hold on the would have been six points clear and would have put them in an excellent place to reach the semi-finals. They were the width of the posts away from achieving this as Liam Finn’s penalty was inches away from scoring. It would have been so different if the ball had gone over as quickly after St Helen’s scored to win the match.
Instead of Finn’s penalty going between the sticks it bounced back into the hands of a St Helen’s Player and they were able to clear their lines through a kick. The ball headed towards Wakefield’s Scott Grix who should have dealt with it comfortably but instead fumbled and was not able to kick it dead. That allowed for St Helen’s star man Lomax to capitalize and score the winning try.
The result has had a major impact on Wakefield chances and before kick off, they were one of the favorites to finish in the top four. Now there is a chance that they may even miss out on the playoffs.
Wakefield started the match perfectly taking a 12 – 6 in the first half thanks to tries from Tupou along with a couple of conversions from Finn. St Helen’s managed to get one back by scoring a try through McCarthy-Scarsbrook but they were on the back foot for most of the game.
After the break, Wakefield extended their lead by a further two points thanks to a penalty conversion from Finn. St Helen’s got back into the match thanks to two tries from Theo Fages. Wakefield looked like they had taken back control of the match when Finn converted a further penalty to make the score 16-12 with not much time left on the clock.
With just two minutes remaining Finns penalty miss set up the most exciting final minutes of a match we have seen all season. Lomax try has kept St Helen’s hopes alive of finishing in the top four and set up the most exciting final weeks of a season in the history of the Super League. If you fancy putting a punt on any of the teams in the Super League make sure you check out bet365 offer code for 2017. It will boost your profits should you predict who is going to be crowned champions this campaign.