18 May 2019

Hull FC shock The Wire

Hull FC ended their Warrington Wolves hoodoo with a titanic 19-12 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to move into Betfred Super League’s top four.

The Wolves had won the last three clashes with an aggregate score of 173-34 and looked set to continue their fine form against Lee Radford’s side when Toby King crossed to put Warrington 6-0 ahead.

However, three tries in eight first-half minutes from Mickey Paea, Scott Taylor and Albert Kelly - all converted by Marc Sneyd - put the visitors in firm control and Hull held out with rugged defence to lead 18-6 at half-time.

Jake Connor stopped play in the 50th minute for an alleged bite on his hand from Warrington half-back Dec Patton, which referee James Child put on report, before Blake Austin crashed over to trim Hull’s lead to 18-12.

Connor was lucky to only see a yellow card after punching Warrington winger Bryson Goodwin, which sparked a mass brawl between both sets of players, but the Wire could not capitalise. 

Sneyd landed a drop-goal with 12 minutes remaining to put Hull seven points ahead which was enough for a valuable victory as Warrington finished the match with 12 men following Ben Murdoch-Masila's late sin-bin.

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