Wigan power past sloppy Saints

Wigan picked up a crucial victory as they defeated their fierce rivals St Helens 25-0.

A morale-boosting triumph saw the Warriors avenge their defeat to Saints last month and keep the pressure on league leaders Hull FC.

While this was by no means a classic derby, Shaun Wane’s side ran out worthy winners.

Two Anthony Gelling tries gave Wigan a 12-0 lead at the break, with Saints struggling to complete sets.

That didn’t change in the second-half, with Saints’ sloppy attack giving Wigan too many opportunities. They soon capitalised. A Matty Smith drop goal was followed by Gelling’s hat-trick try, before George Williams wrapped it up late on.

A full-page report, featuring stats, analysis and reaction, will be in Monday’s League Express.