Warrington Wolves 12-19 Hull FC

Saturday 18th May 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 15

12-19 FT

HT: 6 18

Attendance: 10,600

Official: J Child

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Toby King, Blake Austin,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford (2),

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Mickey Paea, Scott Taylor, Albert Kelly,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd (3),

  • Drop Goals
    Marc Sneyd,

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC ended their Warrington Wolves hoodoo with a titanic 19-12 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to move into Betfred Super League’s top four.

The Wolves had won the last three clashes with an aggregate score of 173-34 and looked set to continue their fine form against Lee Radford’s side when Toby King crossed to put Warrington 6-0 ahead.

However, three tries in eight first-half minutes from Mickey Paea, Scott Taylor and Albert Kelly - all converted by Marc Sneyd - put the visitors in firm control and Hull held out with rugged defence to lead 18-6 at half-time.

Jake Connor stopped play in the 50th minute for an alleged bite on his hand from Warrington half-back Dec Patton, which referee James Child put on report, before Blake Austin crashed over to trim Hull’s lead to 18-12.

Connor was lucky to only see a yellow card after punching Warrington winger Bryson Goodwin, which sparked a mass brawl between both sets of players, but the Wire could not capitalise. 

Sneyd landed a drop-goal with 12 minutes remaining to put Hull seven points ahead which was enough for a valuable victory as Warrington finished the match with 12 men following Ben Murdoch-Masila's late sin-bin.

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Hull boss Lee Radford: "Today there was a bounce in the changing room. Tons of good energy.

“It’s a rollercoaster and we are right in the middle of it. There has been some real highs this season and real lows as well and I’m sure there will be plenty more to make that (top) five."

When asked if it was their best defensive display of the season, Radford said: "In terms of scramble, I think so."

Warrington head coach Steve Price: "It was a game where we had our chances. I think we got held up over the try-line three or four times but just couldn’t convert it to points.

“But well done to Hull. I thought they were gallant, they fought, they scrambled well. They were just a bit better than us today."

  • 68: Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 54: TRY! scored for Warrington by Blake Austin
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 23: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 17: TRY! scored for Hull by Scott Taylor
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 14: TRY! scored for Hull by Mickey Paea
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 10: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • Key Performers

    Josh Charnley

    Metres: 252
    Clean Breaks: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolves 2
    Hull 3

    Goals:

    Wolves 2
    Hull 3

    METRES:

    Wolves 1503
    Hull 1276

    CARRIES:

    Wolves 194
    Hull 186

    TACKLES:

    Wolves 330
    Hull 315

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolves 12
    Hull 12

    PENALTIES:

    Wolves 8
    Hull 7

    BREAKS:

    Wolves 10
    Hull 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 20 252 12.60 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 18 155 8.61 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Blake Austin 1 0 15 2 8 7 10 25 144 5.76 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 44 7 1 0 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 10 1 2 1 1 14 103 7.36 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 35 2 2 5 0 11 88 8.00 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 30 6 3 2 0 11 81 7.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jason Clark 0 0 24 6 1 6 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 27 7 5 3 0 10 68 6.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 9 3 0 1 0 7 68 9.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Toby King 1 0 21 2 1 5 1 10 66 6.60 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 19 4 0 1 1 9 59 6.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 22 4 3 4 0 9 56 6.22 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 22 4 2 0 0 6 53 8.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 19 3 6 4 3 7 48 6.86 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Currie 0 0 21 2 3 1 1 8 42 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 4 34 8.50 0 1 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
    Joe Westerman 0 0 38 7 4 3 0 17 142 8.35 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 16 0 3 2 0 18 134 7.44 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Scott Taylor 1 0 24 0 2 4 0 17 125 7.35 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 37 6 5 4 1 11 105 9.55 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Kieran Buchanan 0 0 8 0 1 5 0 13 90 6.92 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 2 21 1 6 1 3 8 90 11.25 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
    Mickey Paea 1 0 31 7 2 2 0 13 88 6.77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 20 1 6 1 0 10 82 8.20 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 1 0 13 2 4 5 1 14 74 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ratu Naulago 0 0 8 2 0 1 0 16 73 4.56 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 12 0 2 1 0 11 65 5.91 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 6 0 3 1 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 18 3 2 2 0 9 46 5.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 1 26 2 4 2 0 7 41 5.86 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Green 0 0 13 2 5 2 0 7 38 5.43 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 13 0 2 0 0 6 25 4.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 11 3 1 2 0 2 11 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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