St Helens 19-12 Hull FC

Friday 7th July 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 21

19-12 FT

HT: 8 6

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    James Roby, Mark Percival 2,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Danny Richardson,

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Jamie Shaul, Mahe Fonua,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Mark Percival’s man-of-the-match performance and stunning late try sealed a well-deserved 19-12 victory for St Helens over Hull FC in Betfred Super League.

The England centre was in sensational form as he bagged a 14-point haul to send Lee Radford’s side home empty-handed.

Percival crossed just after the break and then, after Hull had fought back to make it 14-12, he shot over for the decisive late score, forcing the ball down in what looked an impossible position and under pressure from three defenders.

Rookie scrum-half Danny Richardson, stepping in for the injured Matty Smith, landed a late drop-goal to put the cherry on the cake.

The win could have been more comfortable if Saints had converted pressure into points during a dominant first half. Lock Morgan Knowles went close on two occasions, his first effort chalked off for offside by the television match official after Hull’s Jamie Shaul had coughed up the ball from a Richardson kick.

The second was a powerful charge from the Saints back-rower that inched them close to the line but he could not force the ball over.

Saints boss Justin Holbrook praised Percival's performance, saying: “The finishing was unbelievable. He’s a classy player and he produces some freakish things. We really missed him last week. For Percy to do that, especially in those conditions, was impressive.

“I’m definitely happy with that. It was a real important win for us."

Lee Radford added: “It is difficult to win a game when you are second best in energy and execution departments. I’ve not been in too many games where you are second best in those departments and you win the game.

“If we would have won the game tonight it would have been like us doing a bank job on them, without a balaclava. It was down to mindset."

  • 76: Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 73: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 64: TRY! scored for Hull by Mahe Fonua
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 47: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 47: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 40: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 30: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 30: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Roby
  • 24: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Key Performers

    Danny Houghton

    Tackles 65
    2 2

    Mahe Fonua

    Metres 180
    2 2

    Marc Sneyd

    Forty Twenty 1
    2 2

    Josh Griffin

    Clean Breaks 6
    2 2

    Zeb Taia

    Metres 172
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    St Helens 3
    Hull FC 2

    Goals:

    St Helens 3
    Hull FC 2

    METRES:

    St Helens 1448
    Hull FC 1162

    CARRIES:

    St Helens 192
    Hull FC 166

    TACKLES:

    St Helens 320
    Hull FC 407

    OFFLOADS:

    St Helens 7
    Hull FC 14

    PENALTIES:

    St Helens 2
    Hull FC 7

    BREAKS:

    St Helens 6
    Hull FC 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mark Percival 2 0 12 0 4 2 1 16 83 5.19 1 4 3 0 3 1 0 0
    James Roby 1 0 33 6 2 3 3 14 123 8.79 0 13 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 20 6 0 1 0 9 66 7.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 21 3 2 1 0 12 101 8.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 24 4 3 2 0 15 142 9.47 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 31 10 1 2 0 6 40 6.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 40 9 1 4 0 11 112 10.18 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 33 3 5 1 0 25 172 6.88 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 26 8 2 1 0 14 129 9.21 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 22 5 0 0 0 13 93 7.15 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Richardson 0 0 15 2 0 1 3 6 11 1.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 2 18 2 0 3 6 8 74 9.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 58 9.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 18 2 2 1 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 112 8.62 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 17 87 5.12 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mahe Fonua 1 0 6 0 0 5 0 21 180 8.57 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Jamie Shaul 1 0 17 0 1 4 0 11 82 7.45 0 4 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 7 0 0 2 0 14 114 8.14 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Griffin 0 1 23 3 1 3 1 12 78 6.50 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 12 72 6.00 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Albert Kelly 0 0 30 1 1 0 4 7 55 7.86 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Marc Sneyd 0 0 11 2 2 0 9 5 25 5.00 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 32 8 1 3 0 16 149 9.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Houghton 0 0 65 11 4 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 26 4 0 0 0 8 63 7.88 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 44 8 2 1 0 15 94 6.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 32 4 4 1 2 12 63 5.25 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 24 3 4 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 38 5 1 1 0 10 51 5.10 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 26 2 1 2 0 9 35 3.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 3 26 8.67 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