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Kessell: It would be great to get some silverware with the Wandies

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The Wanderers scored five tries as they sailed through to a home semi-final in this season’s Aviva ‘A’ League competition with a home victory over Sale Jets.

Double try-scorer Tom Kessell said that the squad were pleased to have secured a home semi-final with the 32-3 win and to have conceded so few points doing so.

“The boys are really happy,” Kessell told SaintsTV after that game last night.

“We just spoke at the end about how we didn't let any tries in. We were close to our line at the end for a couple of minutes and we didn't let them in.

“We had a great defensive set and we didn't let them score or get any points. So for us it was perfect. That's what we'd spoken about at the start so we're happy to have achieved our goal.”

Kessell said that the Aviva ‘A’ League game provided much-needed game time for the wider Saints squad and to get the win was a bonus.

“I'm just happy to be playing, out there, getting a bit of run around, it's nice. Tries are just a part of the game and whoever gets them is lucky.

“But it's nice just to get out there and have a good run around and get the win like we did tonight. We're very happy.”

Despite only leading by nine points at the half-time break, Kessell said the side were not phased as they returned to the field, confident that their game plan would work.

“To just keep doing the same thing, we knew they'd tire and we felt like we were on top. We just wanted to keep the ball and not lose it or spill it like we did a couple of times. Just paying more attention, keeping us on the front foot. Then hopefully they'll tire and we'll see the better side of the game.

“The game time is very important. Obviously the Wanderers move on and we get another game, so hopefully I'll keep getting the minutes in, move onto the next game and keep us fresh.

“It's a team game so when we're called upon we make sure we're ready for the job.

“We've got the game here now so it'll be good for the boys to get to play and it would be great to get some silverware.

“Last year the Wandies went down to Exeter and lost so we want to try to put that right with the win this year.”

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