FOR the third time in a row at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington Wolves were edged out by neighbours St Helens.

Despite laying siege to the Saints line in the second half, the only time they crossed it was through Daryl Clark’s dummy-half effort just shy of the hour mark.

The visitors were able to hold onto the advantage given to them in a dominant first half by tries from Curtis Sironen and Mark Percival.

Then, Moses Mbye darted over from dummy-half to deal the victory and break Warrington hearts.

That came just a few minutes after Saints were reduced to 12 men for the final stages, with Jon Bennison sin-binned for blocking off a support runner from Connor Wrench's break.

Check out match highlights below

Warrington 6 St Helens 18 - post-match reaction

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Super League, Round 26

Friday, September 15, 2023

Warrington Wolves...6 St Helens...18

Wolves: Matt Dufty; Matty Russell, Connor Wrench, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Ashton; Leon Hayes, Josh Drinkwater; Thomas Mikaele, Daryl Clark, Paul Vaughan, Matty Nicholson, Ben Currie, Jordan Crowther. Subs: James Harrison, Sam Kasiano, Joe Philbin, Danny Walker. 18th man: Greg Minikin

Saints: Jack Welsby; Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, Ben Davies, Jon Bennison; Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd; Matty Lees, James Roby, Sione Mata'utia, Curtis Sironen, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles. Subs: Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, James Bell, Sam Royle, Moses Mbye. 18th man: Lewis Baxter

Scoring: Sironen try, 12mins, Percival goal, 0-6; Percival try, 20mins, Percival goal, 0-12; Clark try, 56mins, Ratchford goal, 6-12; Mbye try, 80mins, Percival goal, 6-18

Penalties: Wolves 9 Saints 5

Sin bin: Bennison (77mins, professional foul)

Referee: Jack Smith

Attendance: 12,855