Hull overcome stubborn Wakefield

Hull overcome stubborn Wakefield

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Hull FC maintained their perfect start to the season with a hard fought 20-14 victory over Wakefield Trinity at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull took the lead after 11 minutes, as Andre Savelio collected a short pass and went over. Marc Sneyd scored the conversion to open up a six-point lead.

With points few and far between in the first half, Sneyd decided to take the two after a penalty for a dangerous tackle just after the half-hour.

Wakefield would respond just before the break, as Lee Kershaw intercepted a pass close to his own line and raced over 90m to score. Mason Lino scored the conversion to bring Trinity back within two points.

Hull also found themselves a man light going into half-time, as Bureta Faraimo was sent to the sin bin after a late hit on Max Jowitt that made contact with the head.

Despite being a man light at the start of the second half, Hull were able to extend their lead after Adam Swift rose highest from a Sneyd kick to score. Sneyd added the conversion to give them their eight-point lead back.

However, six minutes later, Wakefield got themselves back into it, after James Batchelor got to a Ryan Hampshire kick and got it down. Lino missed the conversion to leave them four points behind.

Wakefield then got a brush of good fortune with 12 minutes to go. A Sneyd kick was charged down and fell kindly for Lino, who ran 50m to score. He missed the conversion, but the scores were level.

But with six minutes to go, Hull struck again as Carlos Tuimavave was put through a gap by Jake Connor to score. Sneyd kicked the conversion to keep them six-points ahead.

Both sides return to league action next week. Hull travel to Wigan Warriors next week, while Wakefield host Catalans Dragons next Friday.

Hull FC: Jake Connor, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Adam Swift, Ben McNamara, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Ligi Sao, Andre Savelio, Jordan Lane, Joe Cator.

Subs: Chris Satae, Josh Bowden, Brad Fash, Jordan Johnstone.

Head Coach: Brett Hodgson.

Wakefield Trinity: Max Jowitt, Lee Kershaw, Reece Lyne, Joe Arundel, Liam Kay, Ryan Hampshire, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Kelepi Tanginoa, James Batchelor, Jay Pitts, Joe Westerman.

Subs: Jordan Crowther, Tinirau Arona, Eddie Battye, Chris Green.

Head Coach: Chris Chester.

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Steven Hughes

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