Super League: Nathan Brown pleased to see St Helens get back to winning ways

Last Updated: 02/05/14 7:50am

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown was happy with a "nice result" after the 48-18 win over London Broncos, believing it puts his team in a good position for the rest of the season.

Going into the match Saints had lost three on the spin, the most recent defeat seeing them knocked out of the Tetley's Challenge Cup by Leeds Rhinos.

"Going out of the Cup does put a downer on everybody but we should be happy where we are at this stage."
Nathan Brown

They had also lost their last home outing, to arch-rivals Wigan, but bounced back in style to see off the Broncos in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

"We're a bit of a growing team and the style and combinations developing," Brown said after seeing nine different players score tries for the hosts.

"It wasn't our best performance of the year but it was a nice result and it puts the club in a good position in the ladder with a lot to look forward to for the rest of the year.

"Going out of the Cup does put a downer on everybody but we should be happy where we are at this stage."

Encouragement

The result leaves London still looking for their first win of the campaign but Brown had words of encouragement for the struggling Broncos.

"You've got to take your hat off to London," he said. "Their players turn up with a smile on their face and they compete hard. They don't give up."

The visitors were 20-0 down after the opening half-hour but managed tries through Denny Solomona, Thomas Minns and Mike Bishay.

Coach Tony Rea continues to see signs of improvement from his young squad and feels they must now be smarter out on the field if they are to break their duck in 2014.

"We struggled to get some field position," he said.

"But we're tough and we're getting better and better. There is a terrific spirit and they are working really hard.

"We need to be smarter but we feel like we're getting stronger. I love the fight in this team, I love the way they compete."

The Broncos lost Solomona just before half-time when he crashed into a metal hoarding behind the posts trying to score a second try. However, he had recovered by the end of the match.

"He's got back spasms so he's a tough trip back home," Rea added.

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