Marc Sneyd’s 50-metre drop goal with 90 seconds remaining secured Hull FC’s dramatic 27-26 win over Wakefield Trinity at the KCOM Stadium.
The half-back's late heroics were all that could separate the two sides after four tries apiece and five goals each for Sneyd and Wakefield counterpart James Batchelor.
The hosts raced into an 8-0 lead when Jordan Adbull picked up a loose ball to cross after Sneyd opened the scoring with an early penalty. However, Trinity led 18-8 at the break following a brace from Bill Tupou and a Mason Caton-Brown try.
Albert Kelly and Fetuli Talanoa crossed the whitewash to nudge Hull into a two-point advantage, only for Batchelor to level with a penalty before Talanoa dotted down his 11th try of the season to move the Black and Whites 26-20 ahead.
But Wakefield replied once again through Caton-Brown with eight minutes remaining to make it 26-26 before Sneyd slotted over the decisive drop-goal to earn Hull their third win in a row and condemn Wakefield to their fourth successive defeat.
FULL-TIME: Hull FC 27-26 Wakefield Trinity— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) April 2, 2018
A last-minute drop-goal from Marc Sneyd claims a dramatic victory for the Black & Whites! Three wins in a row now for Lee Radford's men, and a very happy Easter indeed! pic.twitter.com/XTKOIA2CeK
Hull head coach Lee Radford admitted he did not believe Sneyd could reach with his last-gasp one-pointer, he said: "I thought we were too far out to try it.
"It was an unbelievable effort from him in those conditions with the ball as wet as it probably was. And with the surface as damp as it was, it sailed over with about 10 metres to go too.
"We don’t like to do things the easy way. Hopefully it gives us plenty of confidence going into the Saints game on Friday.
"In the first half we didn’t give ourselves much of a chance and they scored three tries off our errors.
"The team talk (at half-time) was about fixing it with the football and not go in our shell either as we were chasing the game.
"How we came out and started the second half was really pleasing. If we can just smarten up a bit for Friday, we’ll be fine."
Final minute of the game...from 50+ metres out...— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) April 2, 2018
SNNNEEEYYYYYDDDDD! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/QuCybsuiub
Wakefield head coach Chris Chester said: "It was gut wrenching to be honest.
"There are a lot of disappointed people in the changing rooms. We did a lot of good things and I can’t fault the effort and spirit of my players.
"We had a young side out there with a few changes, some were forced, some unforced and those who came in did a great job for us.
"We’re not far away, and we feel robbed with a 52-metre drop goal in those conditions, it was a hell of a kick."