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Hull FC 18-34 St Helens

Friday 13th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 21

18-34 FT

HT: 8 10

Attendance: 11,430

Official: L Moore

Venue: KCOM Stadium

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Bureta Faraimo 2, Jansin Turgut, Albert Kelly,

  • Goals
    Hakim Miloudi,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Tommy Makinson, Ben Barba 2, Jonny Lomax 2, Adam Swift, Luke Thompson,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens took full advantage of Wigan Warriors’s slip-up to move eight points clear at the top of Betfred Super League following a hard-fought victory at Hull FC.

The Warriors fell to a 20-12 defeat at in-form Huddersfield Giants on Thursday evening and Justin Holbrook’s men took the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit with a 34-18 win at the KCOM Stadium.

Bureta Faraimo put Hull ahead with the opening set but the league leaders worked their way back into the match through Tommy Makinson and Ben Barba to move 10-8 ahead at the break, despite the home winger’s second score. 

The Black and Whites regained the lead when Jansin Turgut and Albert Kelly crossed to move Hull 18-10 but Saints came roaring back with 24 unanswered points as Jonny Lomax (two), Barba, Adam Swift and Luke Thompson all scored to seal a great comeback victory. 

Defeat leaves Hull’s top-four ambitions in doubt as they slipped seven points behind fourth-placed Castleford (If Cas win tonight**) ahead of the Super 8’s next month.

Hull head coach Lee Radford said: “I’m proud of the energy we put into the game for 60 minutes but we ran out of petrol in the end. There are three or four players who really need a rest but there’s nothing we can do about it with the injury situation. They’re making errors because of their fatigue.

“We got out of the blocks in the first-half really well, and the second-half in fact, but we have to show more resilience. It became too easy for Saints when we were faced with a little bit of adversity.”

St Helens boss Justin Holbrook said: "We were in a tough spot for a bit there but we managed to get some opportunities and when we did, we were good enough to take them. It was great to watch.

“We didn’t play our best in the first half but still good enough to lead, which was a real positive out of the half. Hull came out and played really well so I’m really pleased with that win. We have a tough game next week but looking forward to that one."

  • 77: TRY! scored for St Helens by Luke Thompson
  • 71: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 67: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 66: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 60: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 59: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 56: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Hull by Hakim Miloudi
  • 52: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 50: TRY! scored for Hull by Jansin Turgut
  • 37: TRY! scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo
  • 29: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 28: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 16: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 1: TRY! scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo
  • Key Performers

    Jonathan Lomax

    Clean Breaks: 4

    Hakim Miloudi

    Metres: 172

    Adam Swift

    Metres: 155

    Luke Thompson

    Metres: 193

    Bureta Faraimo

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Danny Richardson

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull 4
    Saints 7

    Goals:

    Hull 1
    Saints 3

    METRES:

    Hull 1182
    Saints 1350

    CARRIES:

    Hull 162
    Saints 184

    TACKLES:

    Hull 325
    Saints 304

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull 10
    Saints 10

    PENALTIES:

    Hull 3
    Saints 5

    BREAKS:

    Hull 9
    Saints 11

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Hakim Miloudi 0 0 2 0 4 7 0 17 172 10.12 1 3 2 0 1 2 2 0
    Bureta Faraimo 2 0 5 0 2 6 0 13 135 10.38 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 9 0 1 2 0 14 121 8.64 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Albert Kelly 1 3 23 3 6 7 4 19 114 6.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 37 2 1 1 0 15 105 7.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickey Paea 0 0 23 3 1 0 0 12 77 6.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Taylor 0 0 25 1 2 1 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 18 4 6 2 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Downs 0 0 26 4 3 3 0 7 60 8.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Logan 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 7 55 7.86 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 20 3 2 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 1 1 32 8 8 1 3 9 49 5.44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 0 52 9 4 0 1 7 46 6.57 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Lane 0 0 17 3 1 2 0 9 35 3.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Green 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 18 1 2 1 7 4 11 2.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Luke Thompson 1 0 24 5 4 5 0 20 193 9.65 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Swift 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 14 155 11.07 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 2 1 14 1 3 7 0 14 113 8.07 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 34 3 2 3 0 14 110 7.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Percival 0 0 13 2 4 7 0 16 104 6.50 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 15 4 3 2 0 14 93 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 23 4 2 3 0 11 89 8.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 24 2 1 0 0 15 76 5.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 1 0 19 0 1 3 0 11 74 6.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 29 7 2 1 0 8 68 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 3 47 11 0 1 0 11 67 6.09 0 11 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Danny Richardson 0 2 9 0 2 3 11 10 55 5.50 1 0 1 1 3 4 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 8 52 6.50 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 18 2 2 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Barba 2 1 6 0 3 5 1 11 37 3.36 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Zeb Taia 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 2 22 11.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Theo Fages 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 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