An off day with the boot by Paul Wellens cost the league leaders dear as Wakefield held on for their first Super League victory at St Helens since 2003.
The teams were level at the break at 12-12, thanks to scores by Ade Gardner, Leon Pryce and Chris Dean for Saints with Ryan Atkins and Sam Obst dotting down for Wakefield. The second period and it remained nip and tuck as Chris Dean and Francis Meli scored for the home side, whilst Scott Grix touched down twice for the visitors and it was the 6 points from conversions that prooved the difference on the night as Wellens failed with all his conversions plus two penalties. Giving us the final score of:
St Helens 20-22 Wakefield
Tries: Gardner, Pryce, Dean 2, Meli
Tries: Atkins, Obst, Grix 2 Goals: Brough 3
St Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Dean, Meli, Wilkin, Pryce, Graham, Roby, Puletua, Ashurst, Dixon, Gilmour.
Replacements: Cunningham, Hargreaves, Clough, Lomax.
Wakefield: Blaymire, Grix, Gleeson, Atkins, Peterson, Obst, Brough, Bibey, Leo-Latu, Korkidas, Snitch, Wilkes, Demetriou.
Replacements: Stosic, Henderson, Ferguson, Moore.
Referee: T Alibert (Toulouse)