Super League: Jonny Lomax the star as St Helens thrash Wakefield
Last Updated: 16/03/13 6:46am
Jonny Lomax scored 28 points as St Helens thrashed Wakefield 52-18 at Langtree Park to register their first home win of the Super League campaign.
Lomax ran in a hat-trick of tries and kicked eight goals as Saints overwhelmed their visitors in a dominant display.
Jordan Turner crossed the line twice while Alex Walmsley, Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tommy Makinson and Lance Hohaia also got their names on the scoresheet.
But the hosts did not enjoy the best of starts as their defence was breached on two minutes, Dean Collis breaking down the right and slipping the ball inside for Richie Mathers to score.
Saints levelled the scores shortly afterwards as Walmsley crossed for his maiden Super League try and with Wakefield still regrouping, Lomax caught them out with some nimble footwork before finishing things off himself.
But the Wildcats hit back when Kyle Wood put in a well-weighted kick for Ben Cockayne's eighth try of the season and Paul Sykes converted for a second time.
The home side continued to come forward and a grubber kick from James Roby, who would later go off injured, allowed Turner to touch down after a botched clearance from Peter Fox, before Meli offloaded to Turner to make it 22-12 at half-time.
More Saints pressure yielded a fifth try soon after the restart as Wilkin sent McCarthy-Scarsbrook over, but Wakefield would not lie down and Collis found his way through to touch down shortly after a period in which the Yorkshire side enjoyed six successive sets.
But Lomax soon took charge, linking well with Wilkin just after the hour mark and wrong-footing Wakefield with a dummy before scampering over by the posts.
His treble was to be completed just moments later as he took a pass at close range from Willie Manu and crashed over.
By now there was no hope of a Wakefield comeback, their resistance crumbling as Sia Soliola and Makinson charged away down the right for another, with Hohaia bringing up the 50 late on.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round seven
St Helens hooker James Roby is facing up to 10 weeks on the sidelines because of an ankle injury sustained last week.
Tony Rea was satisfied following his team's 26-12 win at Castleford which moved the Broncos off the foot of the table.
Bradford back Adrian Purtell was glad to be back in action as he helped the Bulls beat Hull KR.
- Broncos off the bottom
- Rampant Bulls see-off Rovers
- Betts: Dragons blew us away
- Anderson remains grounded
- Catalan cruise past Widnes
- McDermott - A frustrating win
- Smith hails Warrington defence
- Brown: Monkey off our back
- Warriors wounded by Rhinos
- Rampant Wolves maul Salford
- Bulls v Rovers: Teams
- Tigers v Broncos: Teams
- Burrow on air
- Dragons v Vikings: Teams
- Fiddes' Cent
- Giants v Hull FC: Teams
- City Reds v Wolves: Teams
- Rhinos v Warriors: Teams
- St Helens v Wildcats: Teams
- Paterson eager to beat Bulls
- Purtell almost set for return
- Evans on comeback trail
- Goulding set to boost Wigan