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Disappointment for Saints fans as season ends with semi-final defeat
11:15pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
SAINTS supporters are coming to terms with the disappointment of witnessing their side suffer defeat in the play off semi-final at Langtree Park.
The 18-36 loss to Warrington ends Saints run of reaching the Super League Grand Final for the past six seasons.
Hopes were high at half time as the home side led 14-12 after being the dominant side.
However, the momentum shifted shortly after half time as Tony Smith’s side took control of the contest with four tries.
It is a disappointing end for coach Mike Rush who, working with assistant Keiron Cunningham, had done superbly to turn the club’s season around after the dismal form earlier in the year that led to the departure of Royce Simmons.
Rush will return to his role as general manager when Nathan Brown arrives during the off season to take the coaching reins.
Afterwards several of the Saints players turned to Twitter to thank the supporters for their backing over the season and share their disappointment.
Winger Tommy Makinson, whose acrobatic finish for the game’s opening try was outstanding, tweeted: “Not much to say after that result, just gutted. Thank you to all the fans who have been amazing all year. See you next year.”