LEWIS Dodd earned to plaudits from his coach Kristian Woolf following another excellent last quarter contribution off the bench.

The 19-year-old again stepped in to replace skipper James Roby at dummy half on the hour mark, adding a spark to the game and producing a fine piece of play to set up Jonny Lomax’s game-clinching try.

Dodd, with his quick feet and willingness to have a crack at the line, gave Saints just the impetus they needed after the Giants had gained a toe-hold in a tight encounter.

Woolf said: “I thought Lewis Dodd really added to us tonight.

“He came on and sped the game up and he got out and showed how dangerous he is stepping around tired forwards.

“The try he set up for Jonny was outstanding from both him and Jonny.

At that time of the game it was what was needed too. We need to get our fast men around a really tired ruck.

“I am really happy with how Doddy is coming along and he is going to keep on getting opportunities. He is going to get more and more comfortable in what he does the more games he gets.”