NATHAN Brown was pleased with the contribution from all of his side in their 26-0 friendly win over Huddersfield Giants on Friday night.Saints scored five tries in a dominant performance that was built on strong defence.“To keep them to nil was pleasing,” he said. “They have three or four international forwards missing and you know that will be a strength to their game this season. In the first half they had Danny Brough and Luke Robinson on the field and that gave them experience. I thought we defended well against that.“Both sides started well with some reasonable contact and you can see there is a lot of competition in both clubs and depth in the forwards. For a first hit out we can be reasonably happy but if we want to catch up to Warrington and Leeds we have some work to do.”He continued: “I was happy with Jonny Lomax, he did some really nice stuff and got the team going forward. Most players contributed in some way; Joe Greenwood had a nice start after a good pre-season and the young front rowers contributed too.“Mark Percival on the wing came under pressure and came up well.“The key will be keeping players fit. It you look at Leeds when they have won the comp they have had their players fit and playing well at the same time.”
What’s On:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens around 4.30pm.Academy Championship Fixture – Saints take on their Catalans counterparts at 5:15pm.Turnstiles – Open at 5.15pm.Club Face Painters – These will once again be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from 6.30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Bouncy Castles – We have rugby themed inflatables in the North and South West Stands.Member Offers – We have two great offers for you – any pie & alcoholic beverage is just £6, whilst a pie or hotdog & hot drink is just £4.Soft Drinks – Fruit shoots are now available for just £1.50 each.Carling Bar – Following feedback, fans in the West Stand can now get their hands on 500ml Carling PETs from our new bottle bar in the concourse. Price is £4.Contactless Payment – Will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side, Marching Inn, Eddington Arms and Voll’s bars to speed up your service.Brass Band – A military band will play a selection of tunes pre-game.The A Star Saints Angels – Will be performing several new performances before the game and there will be a Big Dance Programme performance and parade at half time.Bucket Collection – There will be a collection for No More Knives. There will also be a petition for fans to sign if they wish.Half Time – See the new Simply Doughnuts Kicking Challenge! Contestants have three attempts to kick a ball into a large replica Simply Doughnuts pot in front of the West Stand. There’s a whole host of prizes to win and if you kick it in from the 40m line, you return at the final game of the season to kick again for the chance to win a car for the year from Chorley Nissan!Kit! – We will be wearing our ‘alternative’ kit for this fixture as Crabbies are match sponsors!Sponsors:The Match is sponsored by Crabbie’s with the Matchball sponsored by Cheshire Taxation. The corporate sponsor is Joan Gwilliam and David Lloyd Knowsley will select the Man of the Match.Team News:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West and Totally Wicked North Stands. If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office. The East Stand is closed for this fixture.Tickets are available online until 5pm.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore will be open from 9am right up until kick-off.Spotify Playlist:Many thanks to all those who have suggested songs for our Spotify playlist for this evenings’s game. We will continue to update it throughout the day. Check it out here: spoti.fi/2BJfn6QProgramme:The programme is sponsored by Warrington Audi and is priced at £3. This issue features an exclusive interview with Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook!