Super League  Friday 6th September 2013  Kingston Communications Stadium  Att: 11,250

Squad

Briscoe, Bowden, Crookes, Green, Hadley, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Holdsworth, Johnson, Kent, Miller, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Squad

Wellens, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Walmsley, Swift, Walker, Howarth.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Richard Whiting

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

Adam Swift

Francis Meli

Willie Manu

Adam Swift

Josh Jones

Jon Wilkin

GOAL SCORERS:

Jordan Turner

Jonny Lomax

Jonny Lomax

Jonny Lomax

Jonny Lomax

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Two tries from Adam Swift helped St Helens cruise to their sixth league win in seven after as they dismantled Hull FC at the KC Stadium to secure a fifth-placed finish.

Barring any unexpected scores in the remaining games this weekend, Nathan Brown's men appear set for a play-off meeting with Hull KR, while Hull must wait on other results to see whether their likely clash with Catalan Dragons will be played in England or France.

Things were only ever going to go one way by the Humber as the in-form Saints shone, building up a healthy first-half lead thanks to scores from Jon Wilkin, Josh Jones, Swift and Willie Manu.

Hull responded through Richard Whiting, but Francis Meli gave Saints an unassailable advantage, which was added to by Swift and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook. Danny Tickle added a further Hull consolation.

The home side brought back Aaron Heremaia but were without the injured Ben Crooks, Andy Lynch and Gareth Ellis. But the real headline inclusion was that of Saints hooker James Roby.

Back after a two-month lay-off in time for the World Cup, his presence and performance were great news for club and country and Saints were clearly lifted.

They drew first blood, Meli racing away and playing in Wilkin on his inside before Jonny Lomax tagged on the extras.

Hull responded briefly through Jamie Shaul's run, but Jones made it two tries for Saints after a strong break from Swift.

Three tries were soon on the board as Swift had too much pace for Jason Crookes, and Manu haunted his former employers on the half-time whistle.

Hull needed a quick response and got one at the start of the second half when Jacob Miller sent Whiting in, but a 40-20 from Jordan Turner put Saints back on the front foot and allowed Meli to squeeze over.

A penalty-ridden spell followed before Swift added his second of the night, taking in Lomax's excellent cross-field kick. The latter's conversion took the score out to 32-6.

Tickle, heading out of Hull to go to Widnes Vikings next season, responded from close range before McCarthy-Scarsbrook, a former Hull academy player, rounded things off.

Match Action

  • 77m
    goal

    Jordan Turner

    St Helens

  • 77m
    try

    Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

    St Helens

  • 75m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 75m
    interchange_off

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 69m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 69m
    try

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 65m
    try

    Adam Swift

    St Helens

  • 65m
    goal

    Jonny Lomax

    St Helens

  • 61m
    interchange_on

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 61m
    interchange_off

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 57m
    interchange_off

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 57m
    interchange_on

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 54m
    try

    Francis Meli

    St Helens

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 54m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 54m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Paul Clough

    St Helens

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Anthony Laffranchi

    St Helens

  • 42m
    try

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 42m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 40m
    goal

    Jonny Lomax

    St Helens

  • 40m
    try

    Willie Manu

    St Helens

  • 37m
    try

    Adam Swift

    St Helens

  • 37m
    goal

    Jonny Lomax

    St Helens

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Paul Wellens

    St Helens

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Sia Soliola

    St Helens

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    James Roby

    St Helens

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

    St Helens

  • 30m
    try

    Josh Jones

    St Helens

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Alex Walmsley

    St Helens

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Tony Puletua

    St Helens

  • 24m
    try

    Jon Wilkin

    St Helens

  • 24m
    goal

    Jonny Lomax

    St Helens

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Laffranchi

    St Helens

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Sia Soliola

    St Helens

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull