13 Apr 2019

FC win in Golden Point

Marc Sneyd scored a golden-point winner for the second time this season as his drop goal edged Hull FC to a dramatic 31-30 victory over Catalans Dragons.

Hull secured their first win in Perpignan since February 2016 and they looked to Sneyd to settle this game after his 50-metre penalty had taken proceedings into overtime.

Just as he had done to secure the first golden-point win in Betfred Super League in the 23-22 defeat of Wigan in February, Sneyd stepped up once more to settle the issue in his side's favour.

Sneyd also kicked four conversions to add to Josh Griffin's two tries and scores from Jack Brown, Connor Wynne and Bureta Faraimo.

The home side's tries came from Tony Gigot, Jason Baitieri, Benjamin Garcia, Fouad Yaha and Sam Kasiano. Sam Tomkins kicked four conversions and a penalty. 

Hull FC coach Lee Radford: "I thought we’d lost so I came down frowning and then saw Sneyd knocking the goal over. There’s not too many other players you’d want in that position to strike that one-pointer – he’s a master at it.

“I’m very proud, under the circumstances and given the number of blokes that we’ve not got available for selection today. We got a real good feeling in the changing rooms prior to the game.”

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara: “Ultimately we’ve lost a game that we should have won, but I’m not sure it’s a game we deserved to win.

“I don’t think we defended well enough, I thought our tackling was poor in the game. I thought the game was there for us and we tackled nowhere near the same intensity as we did the week before."