Hull FC 0-45 St Helens

Hull FC 0-45 St Helens

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Round 14 of the Betfred Super League saw Hull FC take on St Helens as the league went on the road for the Magic Weekend in Newcastle.

Hull were looking for their sixth consecutive victory while Saints were eager to stop the rot after losing their last three, as incoming Coach Justin Holbrook watched on.

Saints dominated the early physical exchanges and forward Alex Walmsley barged over near the line (15), Mark Percival converting the extras: 0-6.

A quick-fire second followed as centre Ryan Morgan out-jumped his opposite number in Jansin Turgut to touch down after a clever Matty Smith kick (17), Percival converting again to extend St Helens’ lead to 0-12.

St Helens continued to dominate, Morgan Knowles scoring (22) after a towering kick from Smith was left to bounce by Steve Michaels, Percival making it three from three with the boot: 0-18.

FC needed an immediate response and for all their efforts as well as a series of penalties, resolute St Helens’ defence weathered the storm.

A sweeping move down the left almost bore fruit as Carlos Tuimavave released a ball out the back but Josh Griffin was unable to collect and the ball went into touch.

Matty Smith had the final say in the first-half, slotting over a drop-goal (39) to make it 0-19 at half-time.

Hull’s second-half continued in a similar vein to the first as continued pressure led to Walmsley scoring his second for Saints (46), Percival converting to extend their lead: 0-25.

A lack of discipline from Hull only invited St Helens into their half and a poor tackling attempt by Carlos Tuimavave allowed Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook to barge over (55), Percival missing his first kick of the day: 0- 29.

St Helens clinically turned defence into attack after Tommy Makinson burst through shambolic FC defence, evading Tuimavave and then Danny Houghton to scramble over the line from distance (62), followed by the conversion in a scoreline that resembled a rout: 0-35.

The misery continued for Lee Radford’s men as a sweeping move down the left, followed by a neat ball out the back from Percival allowed Regan Grace to score in the corner (69), Percival kicking from out wide to stretch the lead to 0-41 for the newly appointed Justin Holbrook’s team.

Grace had time to make it a brace of tries, haring down the wing through the clutches of a tiring Josh Griffin, before outpacing Jamie Shaul to score, Percival missing the kick to leave the score at 0-45.

The full-time hooter sounded on a much-improved St Helens performance and a dreadful afternoon for Hull at St James’ Park.

Written by Callum Thompson.

Hull FC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jamie ShaulFull Back000000
3Carlos TuimavaveCentre000000
4Josh GriffinCentre000000
6Albert KellyStand Off000000
7Marc SneydScrum Half000000
8Scott Taylor 22Prop000000
9Danny HoughtonHooker000000
10Liam Watts 28Prop000000
12Mark MinichielloSecond Row000000
15Chris Green 16Loose Forward000000
19Steve MichaelsWing000000
21Sika Manu 17Second Row000000
25Jansin TurgutCentre000000
16Jordan Thompson 15Interchange000000
17Danny Washbrook 21Interchange000000
22Josh Bowden 8Interchange000000
28Brad Fash 10Interchange000000
 Total 000000

St Helens

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Tommy MakinsonFull Back100000
3Ryan MorganCentre100000
4Mark PercivalCentre060000
5Adam SwiftWing000000
6Theo FagesStand Off000000
7Matty SmithScrum Half001000
8Alex Walmsley 13Prop200001
9James RobyHooker000000
10Kyle Amor 14Prop000000
12Jon WilkinSecond Row000000
20Morgan Knowles 16Loose Forward100000
28Regan GraceWing200000
36Zeb Taia 17Second Row000000
13Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 8Interchange100000
14Luke Douglas 10Interchange000000
16Luke Thompson 20Interchange000000
17Tommy Lee 36Interchange000000
 Total 861001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 20, 2017 4:45 pm Super League 2017 Saturday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Hull FC000
St Helens192645