SAINTS boss Justin Holbrook was happy to see his side chalk up their fifth straight win to remain top of Super League.

A tight game in the first half and for the early part of the second, Saints pulled away convincingly in the final quarter.

Holbrook said: “I thought it was really tough game, as we expected, and I’m pleased we came out with the win. It was a tough challenge for us.

“We’re playing well as a team. If we get chances we’re taking them and we are stopping a lot with our defence too.

“Our whole game is working but we want to keep on getting better.

“We’re happy with our start to the season. Conditions are tough this time of year so to get five straight wins is obviously important and is great to be part of.

“It is a joy to watch."

Mark Percival grabbed a hat-trick in the win, whilst Danny Richardson caught the eye with some flashes in the final quarter.

Holbrook said: "He does some good things for us does Danny.

"He is working hard on his game and is getting better and doing a really good job for us.

“Percy is going great too. He is doing everything well for us, he has got everything going and is a great player, and it’s really pleasing to see him display his talents.

“I thought James Roby was outstanding again. Any half chance he would poke his nose through. Luke Thompson was strong as well.”

Big tests will continue to come between now and Easter, but Holbrook said the side was not getting carried away.

“We are a level headed group of players. We had plenty of expectation from people before the season started.

"There are a lot of good sides in this comp but we have started great and want that to continue.

“We’re set up for another great game against Leeds next Friday.

"We’re looking forward to playing them at home next week," he said.

Holbrook was unsure about Alex Walmsley's injury.

"He hurt his shoulder, neck and head all at once. Hopefully he is ok," he said.