SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham berated his side's soft second half performance in handing Huddersfield a share of the spoils.

He said they were lucky not to lose in the end, but said a draw against the Giants felt like a defeat.

He said: "At 14-0 I have never seen a more dominant side not score more points.

"We came out in the second half with a soft mentality. We weren't disciplined with the ball and didn't do the things we did in the first half. You have to earn the right in rugby league and we didn't do that for anything.

"Our completion rate went from nearly 90 per cent in the first half to 33 per cent, which is disgusting at any level.

"The mentality of the players was really weak in that second half. They thought the job was done in the first half.

"The game should have been killed off after half-time.

"We went out to single carries and began not working together.

"We ended up giving them a sniff at 14-4 but we had enough opportunities to put them to bed.

"It should have never have come down to that final try - it should have been a 40 point ballgame, but we weren't disciplined enough.

"Every game is massive in this competition, they are all big games. But the team that beats us is usually the team that looks back at us in the mirror.

"Today, if we were professional and disciplined it would have been a comfortable night."

"We made too many soft errors.

"Huddersfield were stinging from the week before and credit to them they fought and came after us at the back end of game."

Cunningham criticised the decision to award Huddersfield's final try.

He said: "I was sat 150 metres away from the corner and even I could see he (Wood) knocked the ball on.

"There are four stood around there and they still can't get the decision right. It is disappointing the game ends on that, but that is sport."