Jacob Miller’s golden point drop-goal sees Wakefield Trinity claim a massive 19-18 victory over Hull FC at the Be Well Support Stadium.
After trailing 18-6 at the break, Trinity confirmed their victory with an outstanding second-half display, with tries from Corey Hall and Lee Gaskell sending the tie to Golden Point as Miller made no mistake with the boot.
Following a week off courtesy of the Challenge Cup, Trinity hosted visitors Hull FC for the second time this season, looking to get back to winning ways.
However, it was the away side that took an early afternoon lead, Adam Swift picking the ball up on the left edge to touch down. Things went from bad to worse for the home side just short of the half-hour mark. Darnell McIntiosh found space on the Wakefield left to touch down as Gale added an extra two for offside.
Despite the result, Trinity looked threatening, eventually seizing their opportunity with just minutes left in the first half.
A great passage of play from Mason Lino in centre-field found Matty Ashurst, who danced his way through the Hull defence to touch down.
Things got even better for Trinity in the second period. With just 13 minutes remaining of the game, Hall picked up the ball after a knock-on in the Hull FC defence to touch down, leaving a grandstand finish at the Be Well.
With all of the game’s momentum lifting Trinity’s shoulders, the home side looked threatening, challenging the FC pack at every opportunity. Finally, we made it pay, Gaskell ghosting through the FC pack to draw the scores level with just seconds left on the clock.
Onto Golden Point we go.
Thrilling. Exciting. Nail-biting. The final word is… incredible. After two missed drop-goal attempts from Hull FC’s Luke Gale, Trinity came forward with menace, David Fifita and Jai Whitbread making valuable metres upfield.
This hard work all rested on the shoulders of one man, Jacob Miller, whose cool, calm head found the centre of the Hs to leave the Trinity fans in rapturous applause as we take the victory.