Saints sparkle in defeating Red Devils

St Helens scored some fine tries tonight at Langtree Park to register a convincing 32-12 victory over Salford Red Devils, for whom Rangi Chase made a tryscoring return after having served a seven-match suspension.

Winger Tommy Makinson and fullback Shannon McDonnell were in particularly fine form for St Helens, with Makinson scoring two tries, and McDonnell one, while the fullback made a superb break to create Saints’ second try by winger Adam Swift, with Jordan Turner scoring Saints’ other try.

Salford tries had all night, and after being 24-0 at half-time they recovered to 24-12 with tries from Niall Evalds and Chase, both converted by Cory Paterson.

But Makinson’s penalty and McDonnell’s converted try put the game to bed for the home side.

A full report and photos from this game will feature in Monday’s edition of League Express.

St Helens

Tries: Makinson (11, 39), Swift (22), Turner (26), McDonnell (65); Goals: Makinson (11, 22, 26, 39, 58, 65)


Tries: Evalds (46), Chase (51); Goals: Paterson (46, 51)

Half-time: 24-0

Attendance: 11,664