A Mark Sneyd drop-goal put a dampener on Trinity’s afternoon following a hard fought and intense end-to-end battle on a bitterly cold and wet Easter Monday at the KCOM Stadium.
It was a strong and composed start to the first half for Trinity having had most of the possession and keeping Hull quiet in attack but the home side were not down and out and came back fighting.
Trinity were inches away from an early try at a very wet KCOM Stadium, a lovely pass out wide from Hampshire to Mason Caton-Brown who looked like he was in on the right corner, however the Hull defence got back to pull him in touch.
Hull were awarded a penalty 35metres out, Sneyd opted for the kick to put the home side two points into the lead.
Having gained more confidence following a poor defensive display, Hull furthered their lead after Jordan Abdull got his hands on the ball following a scramble on the try line.
On 23 minutes, Bill Tupou got Trinity off the mark; Jacob Miller intercepted the ball following a mistake from Hull and raced down the field. Miller had Tupou in support to his left who got over to put Trinity back into the game.
A lovely and well executed set from Trinity, a cut out pass from Max Jowitt to Bill Tupou on the left wing to touchdown and put Trinity into the lead for the first time in the game.
Another huge error in defence from Hull, the home side were unable to deal with a Randell kick on the last tackle and Mason Caton-Brown got his hand to the ball to get the Try for Trinity.
Persistence in attack paid off for Hull at the start of the second half, Albert Kelly went over from close range to pull the scoreline back to put the home side four points behind Trinity with half an hour of the game remaining.
Back to back penalties for Hull deep in Trinity’s half resulted in another try for the home side, Sneyd’s kick was caught by Talanoa who dived over in the corner. The referee awarded Sneyd’s conversion despite a mixed decision on the field.
On the 59th minute a great break down the field from Reece Lyne put Trinity in a great attacking position before being awarded with a penalty. James Batchelor got the kick to put the score line back level on 20-20.
Once again Bureta Faraimo made a break down the field for Hull, a right to left shift got the ball out to Talanoa who got the try for the home side to put them six points into the lead.
On 72 minutes, Mason Caton-Brown intercepted the ball in Hull’s half and the winger raced away to pull it back level following a Batchelor conversion.
With seconds to the hooter, Mark Sneyd won the game for Hull FC with a drop-goal.
Full Time: Hull FC 27-26 Wakefield Trinity