Saints lead 12-0 at half time

First published in Sport St Helens Star: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

SAINTS lead 12-0 at Salford after what has been a full-blooded opening 40 minutes.

The game was delayed by 15 minutes due to the horrendous traffic congestion leading to the ground.

But Saints wasted no time after kick off, with Luke Walsh making a great 70 metre break that was foiled after Willie Manu was tackled.

Walsh was soon back in the thick of it with his pass to Kyle Mor sending the prop booming to the line. Jon Wilkin ran a great line in support to cross under the sticks, turning in the tackle to keep the momentum going.

Walsh goaled and five minutes later sparked and finished the next try scoring move.

His long pass wide to Jordan Turner allowed Tommy Makinson to go on the run down the right.

The speedy wing had the wherewithal to chip the ball back inside for Walsh to swoop on to and score.

Salford responded with some devilishly fierce tackling, but Saints stuck to their guns and responded in kind.

Saints looked as though they had opened up a three score lead just before the break, but the video ref Steve Ganson ruled that Makinson had lost control going over in the corner.

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