Hull FC 19-18 Wakefield Trinity

Thursday 14th September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

19-18 FT

HT: 6 12

Official: P Bentham

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Mahe Fonua, Marc Sneyd, Gareth Ellis,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 3,

  • Drop GoalsMarc Sneyd,

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Joe Arundel, Jacob Miller, Mason Caton-Brown,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

  • Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis provided a precious farewell gift with the all-important try in a 19-18 Super 8s victory over Wakefield Trinity that keeps his side on course for the double.

The Challenge Cup winners trailed 12-6 at half-time but drew level early in the second half with a solo try from Marc Sneyd, before Ellis crashed over for the try that put them in front for the first time nine minutes from the end.

However, the drama continued right to the final whistle as winger Mason Caton-Brown scored Trinity's third try six minutes later and Liam Finn, having added the difficult conversion, failed with a drop goal 18 seconds from the end that would have tied the scores. 

The visitors led by six points at half-time following tires from Hull old boys Joe Arundel and Jacob Miller as Finn added the extras, while Mahe Fonua replied for the home side before Sneyd and Ellis added one apiece as Sneyd finished the match with 11 points.

Hull coach Lee Radford said: “I don’t want to disrespect Wakefield but the first 30 minutes hurt us. We didn’t show any patience. But in the second half we knocked every set off bar one so to respond like that was phenomenal.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “I couldn’t be any prouder. We’ve been on a fantastic journey but, unfortunately it looks like it’s going to end tonight. We’re learning, we’re just not learning quick enough.”

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 78: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mason Caton-Brown
  • 75: Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 71: TRY! scored for Hull by Gareth Ellis
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 49: TRY! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 28: TRY! scored for Hull by Mahe Fonua
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 20: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 11: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Joe Arundel
  • Key Performers

    Liam Watts

    Metres 153
    2 2
    Offloads 4

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 152
    4 4

    Ben Jones-Bishop

    Metres 175
    4 4
    Clean Breaks 3

    Mason Caton-Brown

    Metres 156
    4 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 6
    Wakefield Trinity 6

    Goals:

    Hull FC 6
    Wakefield Trinity 6

    METRES:

    Hull FC 1419
    Wakefield Trinity 1424

    CARRIES:

    Hull FC 170
    Wakefield Trinity 178

    TACKLES:

    Hull FC 332
    Wakefield Trinity 356

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull FC 9
    Wakefield Trinity 12

    PENALTIES:

    Hull FC 5
    Wakefield Trinity 4

    BREAKS:

    Hull FC 3
    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
    Gareth Ellis 1 0 25 3 0 1 0 14 102 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 1 1 17 2 1 4 8 4 47 11.75 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 1
    Mahe Fonua 1 0 8 2 1 0 0 12 96 8.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 17 3 0 1 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Bowden 0 0 23 4 0 1 0 14 115 8.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 9 3 4 0 0 2 4 2.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 29 6 0 0 0 12 104 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 33 6 2 0 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 30 6 0 1 0 18 153 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Danny Houghton 0 1 42 10 1 4 0 7 70 10.00 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 28 4 0 1 0 13 124 9.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 0 0 21 1 4 4 4 11 88 8.00 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Steven Michaels 0 0 6 0 4 1 0 11 111 10.09 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 11 2 2 1 0 8 77 9.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 18 3 1 2 0 13 90 6.92 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 8 1 0 2 1 12 91 7.58 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jacob Miller 1 0 23 2 4 1 1 13 69 5.31 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Arundel 1 0 18 1 0 3 0 15 142 9.47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 20 156 7.80 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 26 6 3 0 0 18 103 5.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Liam Finn 0 2 18 2 4 0 8 3 13 4.33 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 1 5 1 0 3 0 17 175 10.29 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 0 1 13 0 1 2 0 12 152 12.67 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Grix 0 0 11 0 2 0 1 14 76 5.43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 24 2 0 0 0 6 34 5.67 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 25 2 2 0 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 37 8 1 1 0 11 66 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 37 8 2 1 0 8 70 8.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 36 6 0 0 0 7 50 7.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 36 9 0 1 0 3 43 14.33 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    David Fifita 0 0 21 4 0 5 0 12 126 10.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 14 4 0 0 0 5 45 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Hasson 0 0 9 1 4 0 0 4 26 6.50 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