Official Match Report
- 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.”
CC: "I couldn't be any prouder" pic.twitter.com/kCEL0AZidD— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) 14 September 2017
|11||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Joe Arundel||0-4|
|20||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller||0-8|
|21||goal||Goal scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn||0-10|
|28||try||Try scored for Hull by Mahe Fonua||4-10|
|29||goal||Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||6-10|
|39||goal||Goal scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn||6-12|
|49||try||Try scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||10-12|
|50||goal||Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||12-12|
|71||try||Try scored for Hull by Gareth Ellis||16-12|
|72||goal||Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||18-12|
|75||dropgoal||Dropgoal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd||19-12|
|78||try||Try scored for Wakefield by Mason Caton-Brown||19-16|
|78||goal||Goal scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn||19-18|