Wakefield Trinity 28-46 Hull FC

Sunday 24th April 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 12

28-46 FT

HT: 24 24

Attendance: 6,701

Official: R Silverwood

Venue: Belle Vue Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Ashley Gibson 3, Tom Johnstone, Danny Kirmond,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Gareth Ellis, Fetuli Talanoa 4, Josh Bowden, Kirk Yeaman, Jamie Shaul,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 7,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Fetuli Talanoa scored four tries as Hull FC condemned Chris Chester to his first defeat as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach with a thrilling 46-28 victory at Belle Vue. 

The winger registered a brace in each half to ensure Hull, who lost to Leeds Rhinos last time out, claimed a sixth win in seven matches.

Ashley Gibson's first-half hat-trick therefore proved in vain for the Wildcats, whose five-match winning sequence under Chester came to an end.

After Gibson opened the scoring in the seventh minute, Hull responded in emphatic fashion by opening up a 24-6 lead courtesy of tries from Gareth Ellis, Josh Bowden, plus Talanoa's double.

But Wakefield stormed back to go in at half-time level at 24-24, Tom Johnstone continuing his rich vein of form with a try before Gibson completed his treble.

Danny Kirmond crashed over four minutes after the interval to put Wakefield four points ahead, but it was all Hull thereafter. 

Kirk Yeaman crossed, Talanoa scored another two and Jamie Shaul completed the win in the 76th minute, with Mark Sneyd kicking his seventh conversion.  

Hull coach Lee Radford said: "I'm relieved and obviously really pleased as well. We've not had very much success here so it's a huge one for us.

"In terms of performance, there were some horrible patches in there. We got out of the blocks quick and the issues we had to fix up in defence in the second half we did."

Chester said: "They blew us off the park in the first 20 minutes. We couldn't get a foothold in the game. We showed a lot of character to get back in the game but we started the second half the way we started the first half.

"I thought effort wise, we were brilliant. They put us under a lot of pressure and we kept turning up for each other. I'm proud of the boys. It's a great journey we've been on and we know there are a few things we've got to put right for next Friday.

"We lacked any real patience in the second half, we were trying to force the pass, and we were really poor in the ruck area today.

"They were a lot better than us today but we'll learn from it."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 76: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 74: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 55: TRY! scored for Hull by Kirk Yeaman
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 48: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 45: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Danny Kirmond
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 38: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ashley Gibson
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 33: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ashley Gibson
  • 29: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 24: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 21: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Bowden
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 18: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 14: TRY! scored for Hull by Gareth Ellis
  • 6: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ashley Gibson
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • Key Performers

    Ashley Gibson

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Fetuli Talanoa

    Tries: 4
    Metres: 169
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Marc Sneyd

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Jamie Shaul

    Metres: 178

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 5
    Hull FC 8

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 4
    Hull FC 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Max Jowitt 0 1 6 1 2 3 0 11 122 11.09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Molloy 0 0 12 2 3 1 0 11 86 7.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 18 2 3 0 0 13 84 6.46 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ashley Gibson 3 0 16 0 3 8 0 11 77 7.00 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Micheal Sio 0 0 22 5 5 0 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 21 6 1 0 0 14 71 5.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 24 5 3 0 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 7 65 9.29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Tupou 0 0 20 2 2 1 0 7 61 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 10 52 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Jacob Miller 0 2 17 1 2 2 2 11 51 4.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 1 0 35 10 2 3 0 6 44 7.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Nick Scruton 0 0 26 1 1 0 0 8 40 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Reece Lyne 0 0 9 0 1 4 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 13 1 4 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Moore 0 0 24 2 3 0 0 6 29 4.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Finn 0 2 21 4 5 0 1 4 10 2.50 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jamie Shaul 1 2 2 0 0 6 3 19 178 9.37 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Fetuli Talanoa 4 1 0 0 0 6 0 19 169 8.89 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 23 3 1 4 0 10 141 14.10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank Pritchard 0 0 16 2 1 1 0 14 106 7.57 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Kirk Yeaman 1 1 8 0 3 5 0 13 101 7.77 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 33 6 0 1 0 13 99 7.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Josh Bowden 1 0 22 1 1 2 1 12 96 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 29 4 1 1 0 10 92 9.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 12 1 3 3 0 9 77 8.56 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 1 42 4 0 2 0 12 77 6.42 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sika Manu 0 0 17 1 2 2 0 10 74 7.40 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Curtis Naughton 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 6 44 7.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Gareth Ellis 1 0 29 4 2 2 0 4 39 9.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 1 3 0 2 4 7 8 36 4.50 1 1 0 1 7 1 0 0
    Leon Pryce 0 1 12 0 2 1 1 7 24 3.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Green 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 2 20 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 17 2 0 0 0 2 4 2.00 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