Hull FC 27-26 Wakefield Trinity

Monday 2nd April 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 9

27-26 FT

HT: 8 18

Official: L Moore

Venue: KCOM Stadium

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Fetuli Talanoa (2), Albert Kelly, Jordan Abdull,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd (5),

  • Drop GoalsMarc Sneyd,

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Mason Caton-Brown (2), Bill Tupou (2),

  • Goals
    James Batchelor (5),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

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.

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."

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."

  • 79: Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 72: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mason Caton-Brown
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 64: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 52: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 47: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 37: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mason Caton-Brown
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 31: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by James Batchelor
  • 23: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 17: TRY! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Key Performers

    Fetuli Talanoa

    Clean Breaks 3
    2 2

    Bureta Faraimo

    Metres 151
    2 2

    Reece Lyne

    Metres 153
    4 4

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 159
    4 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 4
    Wakefield Trinity 4

    Goals:

    Hull FC 5
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    METRES:

    Hull FC 1247
    Wakefield Trinity 1221

    CARRIES:

    Hull FC 154
    Wakefield Trinity 164

    TACKLES:

    Hull FC 317
    Wakefield Trinity 341

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull FC 4
    Wakefield Trinity 8

    PENALTIES:

    Hull FC 7
    Wakefield Trinity 8

    BREAKS:

    Hull FC 6
    Wakefield Trinity 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Fetuli Talanoa 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 14 142 10.14 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Abdull 1 0 23 3 0 0 1 3 8 2.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 1 0 18 0 5 1 3 8 51 6.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jez Litten 0 0 31 4 1 5 0 8 74 9.25 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Green 0 0 16 1 0 3 0 12 104 8.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 21 4 1 0 0 11 107 9.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 13 0 0 0 1 5 27 5.40 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Bowden 0 0 30 5 2 0 0 11 73 6.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 30 2 6 2 2 13 84 6.46 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 30 3 2 1 0 8 43 5.38 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 18 1 0 0 0 11 97 8.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 2 18 3 2 1 9 4 37 9.25 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 1 24 7 1 1 0 11 129 11.73 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 16 0 0 0 2 5 44 8.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Bureta Faraimo 0 0 8 0 2 4 0 15 151 10.07 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Hakim Miloudi 0 0 9 0 1 5 0 10 51 5.10 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Bill Tupou 2 0 5 1 1 3 0 15 159 10.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 2 0 9 0 0 5 1 14 113 8.07 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Huby 0 0 27 2 2 0 1 14 60 4.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 23 1 3 3 3 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 1 15 0 4 2 4 13 107 8.23 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Arundel 0 0 14 2 2 1 1 15 92 6.13 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Reece Lyne 0 0 16 2 1 5 0 15 153 10.20 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Max Jowitt 0 1 8 0 0 1 0 10 48 4.80 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 40 7 0 1 1 6 40 6.67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 20 3 2 0 0 11 71 6.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 33 8 2 0 0 6 57 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Batchelor 0 0 48 11 4 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 16 3 2 0 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 7 50 7.14 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 15 0 1 2 0 8 82 10.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 18 1 0 0 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties

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