Friday 10th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

24-14 FT

( 6-8 HT )

Attendance : 11,587

Official: P Bentham

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

Friday 10th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

24 : 14 FT

( 6 - 8 HT )

Attendance : 11,587

Official: P Bentham

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

Scorers

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Albert Kelly 2, Carlos Tuimavave,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Dominique Peyroux, Mark Percival,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC twice came from behind to condemn St Helens to a third straight defeat and give their coach Lee Radford a hard-fought victory on his 100th match in charge.

A dour penalty-ridden game finally came to life in the final quarter and the Black and Whites sealed their third win of the season 12 minutes from the end with a rare eight-point try from Carlos Tuimavave before Albert Kelly made sure of a 24-14 success with his second touchdown of the game.

Hull opened the scoring through through stand-off Kelly's first try but Saints second rower Dominique Peyroux hit back with a fortuitous touchdown.

Mark Percival's penalty four minutes before half-time put St Helens ahead for the first time but Marc Sneyd levelled the scores with a 50-metre effort before adding another penalty to put Hull back ahead.

Percival then crossed to seize back the advantage, only for Tuimavave to touch down with 12 minutes left. Sneyd calmly put over the conversion and maintained his 100 per cent record with the boot this season by kicking another penalty.

Hull were forced into some desperate defence as Saints launched a valiant late bid for victory and they broke away in the final minute to add a further try through Kelly, with Sneyd taking his goal tally to six from six attempts.

Radford was thrilled to mark his century of games with a victory.

"Probably our desperation towards the end got us the win, particularly when we were down to 12 men, against a side who were quite desperate themselves," he said.

"To out-do them in that part of the game at the back end was really pleasing. There were some outstanding individual performances.

"It's a big win, in a physical game against a good side. I'm pleased, it was real tough day at the office."

Saints coach Keiron Cunningham said: "I thought we were immense. If we had (the) same effort the last two weeks, we win those games comfortably.

"We were a bit clumsy with the ball in the second half but I can't fault the effort. I'm really pleased we got a really good response. There are a lot of good signs."

  • 80: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 80: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 69: TRY! scored for Hull by Carlos Tuimavave
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 62: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 60: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 36: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 24: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 24: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 13: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Key Performers

    Scott Taylor

    Metres 138

    Jon Wilkin

    Tackles 32

    Luke Douglas

    Tackles 39

    Zeb Taia

    Tackles 36

    Mark Percival

    Metres 165
    Clean Breaks 3

    James Roby

    Tackles 45
    Forty Twenty 1

    Head to Head

    Tries: 3-2

    Goals: 6-3

    METRES 1036 - 1167

    CARRIES 164 - 161

    TACKLES 294 - 356

    OFFLOADS 5 - 14

    PENALTIES 7 - 12

    BREAKS 2 - 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Albert Kelly 2 0 21 2 2 4 6 12 85 7.08 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 1 0 18 1 1 7 0 13 93 7.15 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 13 2 1 0 0 3 4 1.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 12 3 2 1 0 4 20 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 18 2 2 1 0 3 5 1.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Chris Green 0 0 24 1 1 2 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 16 2 1 1 0 9 40 4.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 33 5 2 3 0 12 70 5.83 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sika Manu 0 0 22 4 1 1 2 12 54 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 1 12 1 0 1 0 10 89 8.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Houghton 0 0 45 5 1 2 0 5 29 5.80 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Taylor 0 1 21 1 5 3 1 19 138 7.26 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 1 14 4 1 3 9 8 41 5.13 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 7 23 3.29 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 8 3 0 3 0 12 91 7.58 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 6 0 2 4 0 15 124 8.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 10 67 6.70 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mark Percival 1 0 19 4 2 7 0 18 165 9.17 3 1 3 0 3 1 1 0
    Dominique Peyroux 1 0 27 4 4 1 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 17 2 1 1 0 7 82 11.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Owens 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 8 73 9.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Swift 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 14 85 6.07 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Theo Fages 0 0 22 1 1 3 3 7 44 6.29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 32 6 4 0 10 3 4 1.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 11 0 5 3 0 17 145 8.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Roby 0 0 45 8 1 0 0 4 34 8.50 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 39 9 4 1 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Zeb Taia 0 1 36 7 1 0 0 16 103 6.44 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 2
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 22 4 2 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 12 1 3 0 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 23 6 2 0 0 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 27 4 2 1 0 12 75 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 18 4 3 1 0 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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