Widnes Vikings 22-33 Hull FC

Sunday 7th May 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 13

22-33 FT

HT: 22 4

Attendance: 5,082

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Chris Houston, Rhys Hanbury, Patrick Ah Van 2,

  • Goals
    Tom Gilmore 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Jansin Turgut, Jamie Shaul 2, Carlos Tuimavave, Albert Kelly, Danny Washbrook,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 4,

  • Drop Goals
    Marc Sneyd,

Official Report / Commentary

Jamie Shaul scored two tries in a man-of-the-match performance as Hull FC overturned a 22-point deficit to stun Widnes Vikings in Betfred Super League.

Widnes made a fast start and were in total control with half-time approaching, only for Hull to cross just before the interval and then immediately after to spark a remarkable comeback.

The 33-22 victory moved Hull back up to second while Widnes remain rooted to the foot of the table after their 10th defeat of the season.

Early tries from Chris Houston and Rhys Hanbury rocked the Black and Whites before Patrick Ah Van's double left the visitors staring down the barrel of a shock defeat.

Jansin Turgut crucially crossed for his first Hull try on the stroke of half-time and Lee Radford's side were right back in it when Shaul went over in the first minute of the second half.

Quickfire converted tries from Carlos Tuimavave and Albert Kelly brought Hull level before Shaul raced clear to complete the turnaround.

A Marc Sneyd drop goal put Hull two scores ahead and Danny Washbrook's late try put the seal on a memorable victory.

Radford said: "I'm pleased after that. We gave ourselves a really difficult job to do because of the start we made.  

"We were out-enthused in every department. Every energy indicator – we were second best in that first half. We showed the lads some clips at half-time why we were in the situation we were in.

“We needed something more and we needed some energy and we eventually got it.

“We got the response and we found a way to win. We wanted to get Albert carrying the ball a bit more and he managed to do that. We could have made it even easier in the end as we bombed some chances.

“The group know they are capable of comebacks like that but we don’t want to be doing that. We want to be on the front foot from the off."

Widnes head coach Denis Betts said: "It was a tale of two halves. If we had points for winning halves then we'd be in a lot better position. In these past few weeks we've won the first halves in games but not got anything out of them.

"It was the best 40 minutes of the year for us. Then we stopped doing everything. Our shape dropped, our talk dropped off. We had a great lead and energy but then don't turn up in the second half. 

"They have got some good players and we let them back in. Jamie Shaul, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd and Carlos Tuimavave - we were chasing shadows.

"We are searching for that consistency in an 80-minute game. We are failing to put two halves together. I was buoyant in the first half and I have to take a positive in that."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Washbrook
  • 70: Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 68: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 61: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull by Carlos Tuimavave
  • 40: TRY! scored for Hull by Jansin Turgut
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 40: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 36: TRY! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 29: TRY! scored for Widnes by Patrick Ah Van
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 10: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 6: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Houston
  • Key Performers

    Jamie Shaul

    Clean Breaks 3
    2 2

    Hep Cahill

    Tackles 52
    6 6

    Rhys Hanbury

    Metres 201
    6 6

    Matt Whitley

    Tackles 51
    6 6

    Patrick Ah Van

    Metres 173
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 4
    Hull FC 6

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 3
    Hull FC 4

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1334
    Hull FC 1500

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 188
    Hull FC 181

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 338
    Hull FC 369

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 16
    Hull FC 14

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 6
    Hull FC 8

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 7
    Hull FC 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Patrick Ah Van 2 0 7 0 2 3 0 20 173 8.65 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Houston 1 0 29 4 3 0 0 14 87 6.21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Rhys Hanbury 1 0 2 0 2 5 1 20 201 10.05 1 6 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 22 8 1 0 0 2 14 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 25 5 3 1 0 10 84 8.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Matt Whitley 0 1 51 11 4 3 0 14 73 5.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Eamon O'Carroll 0 0 16 1 1 0 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 52 13 4 0 0 17 91 5.35 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Chris Dean 0 0 14 2 1 0 0 14 103 7.36 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 22 1 1 0 0 13 113 8.69 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 29 3 5 0 0 8 30 3.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Gil Dudson 0 0 25 5 4 2 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Gilmore 0 2 6 1 2 2 5 6 24 4.00 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
    Joe Mellor 0 0 17 5 1 0 1 10 62 6.20 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Charly Runciman 0 1 20 2 3 0 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Chris Bridge 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 4.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 9 89 9.89 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jamie Shaul 2 2 7 0 1 5 0 13 149 11.46 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 1 0 23 2 0 0 0 11 107 9.73 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Albert Kelly 1 1 23 3 0 9 3 10 124 12.40 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Washbrook 1 0 15 2 2 2 0 5 38 7.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 1 0 23 4 1 0 0 9 82 9.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 9 1 3 2 0 6 35 5.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 7 1 1 6 0 15 150 10.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Steven Michaels 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 12 90 7.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 0 20 1 1 4 3 5 49 9.80 1 1 1 0 4 1 1 0
    Chris Green 0 0 27 5 2 1 0 15 100 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Houghton 0 0 48 6 0 0 0 3 22 7.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 1 47 8 1 0 0 20 145 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 33 8 1 1 0 13 68 5.23 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 3
    Jordan Thompson 0 1 17 3 2 2 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 1 8 0 0 3 0 14 148 10.57 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1
    Josh Bowden 0 0 27 2 2 1 0 15 109 7.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 31 9 1 1 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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