Brown beaming after Broncos bashed

Nathan Brown was happy to see St Helens return to the top of Super League

Nathan Brown was happy to see St Helens return to the top of Super League

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Nathan Brown admitted it was a case of job done after seeing his St Helens side return to top spot in the First Utility Super League after dispatching the London Broncos 58-16 at The Hive.

The Saints raced into a 32-6 lead inside 50 minutes, then withstood a fightback from the hosts, before running in five tries in the game's final 15 minutes to romp home.

Brown said: "I thought for about 30 minutes we were on form and when we scored just after half-time I thought it would be a blow-out.

"But credit to London - I thought their effort was outstanding and they hung in there.

"In fact, considering the position they are in, I thought their attitude was excellent.

"I'm still pretty happy with the result overall.

"I wanted an improvement from last week and I think I got that, and some of our tries showed what we can do as a side."

Mark Percival, Kyle Amor and Jordan Turner eased over inside the first 20 minutes as the visitors started the game on the front foot, before James Woodburn-Hall struck back for the home side.

Turner then grabbed his second, with Paul Wellens adding a fifth score before the break.

Percival added a second of his own, only for Will Lovell and Denny Solomona to cross to reduce the deficit to 32-16.

But Saints upped the ante in the final quarter, with Matt Dawson (two), Luke Thompson, Sia Soliola and Anthony Laffranchi romping home as the visitors cruised past the 50-point mark.

London coach Joey Grima said: "There was a clear difference in effort today from last week.

"Yes, we were still beaten heavily, but I could not question the work the players put in.

"We gave it a go and I think it was a case of us running out of gas as much as anything else.

"I thought St Helens' game management was magnificent and they kept us on the back foot a lot of the time.

"But I asked for enthusiasm from the players and I got a lot of it."

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