We must kick on now says Keiron

Jordan Turner received praise from his coach for his display against Widnes
Jordan Turner received praise from his coach for his display against Widnes

SAINTS coach Keiron Cunningham is eager to see his side build on their Easter Monday win over the Widnes Vikings.

Saints got back to winning ways - and handed this season’s surprise packages their second successive loss - as they triumphed 20-12 at the Select Security Stadium.

They had been under pressure to collect the two points after suffering a convincing defeat at home to arch rivals Wigan.

Cunningham said: “Every point is vital now - especially when the league table is upside down.

“Results happen when we perform well. We’ve took a lot of flak from a lot of people, but we are still here and fighting.”

First-half tries from Joe Greenwood, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Tommy Makinson put Saints firmly on course while Luke Walsh booted two conversions and two penalties to keep the Vikings at arm’s length.

Cunningham added: “We knew we would get a response (following our performance on Good Friday). We put the cart in front of the horse this time. We played for the full 80 minutes, we are a good side and we played some great stuff.

“It’s tough over the Easter period - I know as I’ve done it for years, so it’s important that we got the win.

“Joe Greenwoood was immense and the whole middle was impressive. Jordan Turner looks good as well in the centre of the field, and for a centre to come in and do that, it’s not easy. The first stint of Andre Savelio was great as well.

“Widnes defended well, we had to work hard and we knew what we needed to do and we got the job done.”