Hull FC 6-23 Warrington Wolves

Friday 23rd September 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 7

6-23 FT

HT: 0 10

Attendance: 17,453

Official: B Thaler

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Carlos Tuimavave,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Tom Lineham 2, Kevin Penny,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 5,

  • Drop Goals
    Declan Patton,

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves exacted sweet revenge for their Wembley heartbreak by denying Hull FC the chance of the treble in the final round of the regular First Utility Super League season.

A 23-6 victory at the KCOM Stadium enabled the Wolves to lift the League Leaders' Shield for the second time in six years and earn themselves home advantage in next week's semi-finals against St Helens in their pursuit of a maiden Grand Final triumph.

Hull, who had hoped to gain their first top-of-the-table finish since 1983, will now be away to Wigan Warriors in the last four after a third defeat in four Super 8s matches since their Challenge Cup triumph condemned them to third place in the table.

Warrington had missed a glorious chance to secure top spot with a game to spare after squandering a big lead against Wigan a week earlier but this time made no mistake, surging into an early lead.

They led 10-0 at half-time as former Hull favourite Tom Lineham chased down a kick to touch down in his first appearance for two months, before fellow winger Kevin Penny doubled the score six minutes later.

Carlos Tuimavave pulled one back for the hosts after the break before Jamie Shaul spurned a golden chance to draw level when he passed to Scott Taylor with the line beckoning, and Hull were made to pay as Lineham pounced on a handling error to secure the win.

Wolves coach Tony Smith praised the attitude of Lineham after the winger returned to form emphatically.

"It was a great response from Tommy Lineham," Smith said. "When he wasn't getting picked, instead of sulking, he did something about it.

"He worked harder each and every week, coming in early and doing all the right things."

He added: "Some people probably saw our team and wrote us off to some degree, but we didn't.

"Some of the things that happened last week hurt us and we were a little bit sombre for a couple of days but the people who went out there did a great job.

"I thought the boys fought very hard, particularly defensively. We managed that game a whole lot better than on a few other occasions."

A disappointed Hull coach Lee Radford said: "Credit to them, they dealt with the adversity of last week's defeat to turn up with more juice in the tank than we did.

"If anything, that gives me a bit of hope that maybe we can use this disappointment for next week as they did.

"We were second best at a lot of things and we have to show a response on Friday night, otherwise we're dead in the water."

  • 78: Goal scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 75: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 43: TRY! scored for Hull by Carlos Tuimavave
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 13: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kevin Penny
  • 5: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • Key Performers

    Chris Hill

    Metres: 170

    Matthew Russell

    Metres: 203
    Offloads: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 1
    Warrington Wolves 3

    Goals:

    Hull FC 1
    Warrington Wolves 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 9 115 12.78 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 7 1 1 4 1 10 111 11.10 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 45 11 5 0 0 16 110 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 28 5 1 3 0 15 102 6.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Steven Michaels 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 81 9.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kirk Yeaman 0 0 8 0 3 0 0 7 67 9.57 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 14 1 1 2 0 12 67 5.58 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 30 7 4 0 0 11 62 5.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Scott Taylor 0 0 29 3 2 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 13 2 4 0 0 6 34 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Frank Pritchard 0 0 30 2 3 0 0 7 31 4.43 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 1 0 20 6 1 5 1 9 30 3.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Houghton 0 0 45 4 5 3 1 6 28 4.67 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 4 20 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Marc Sneyd 0 1 17 2 0 1 3 3 15 5.00 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
    Dean Hadley 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 1 9 9.00 0 0 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
    Matthew Russell 0 0 2 0 1 8 0 22 203 9.23 1 10 3 0 0 0 5 2
    Chris Hill 0 0 26 1 0 3 0 20 170 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
    Daryl Clark 0 0 28 2 0 5 0 13 143 11.00 1 10 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Joe Westerman 0 0 32 1 2 3 1 17 116 6.82 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Tom Lineham 2 0 2 0 0 4 1 14 97 6.93 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 26 3 2 0 0 13 95 7.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Hughes 0 1 24 6 2 2 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Rhys Evans 0 0 16 1 2 2 0 11 70 6.36 1 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Toby King 0 0 13 2 2 1 0 9 61 6.78 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George King 0 0 13 3 0 0 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 19 1 2 0 1 7 56 8.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kevin Penny 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 12 51 4.25 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 5 0 2 0 3 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 11 2 0 1 0 4 38 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Wilde 0 0 21 4 1 0 0 7 31 4.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 28 4 2 2 5 6 29 4.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 1 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