A Josh Griffin hat-trick steered Hull FC to a famous 30-18 victory over Warrington to wrap-up Magic Weekend.
Hull FC’s dominant second-half display secured the two points, which could help turn their attention on the top six.
Wire strike first
Warrington got off to the perfect start through Connor Wrench. George Williams put up a beautiful kick deep in Hull FC territory, and Wrench leapt highest to collect the ball and dot down for the first try of the evening.
Clark goes close
Darryl Clark hopped, stepped and danced through Hull FC defenders but he couldn’t keep hold of the ball as he reached out for the try.
Williams pounces on the error
Jake Trueman couldn’t hold onto Joe Cator’s pass, and George Williams made him pay as he scooped up the ball and coasted in for Warrington’s second.
Hull FC instantly strike back
Not long after Warrington’s second, Hull FC got onto the scoreboard. Tex Hoy’s cross-field kick was knocked back by Darnell McIntosh, and Danny Houghton reacted quickest to pull one back for Hull FC.
Hull start second-half perfectly
Darnel McIntosh collects the kick-off which gave Hull the perfect opportunity to strike. They came agonisingly close through Griffin who crashed over the line, however this was ruled out by the TMO and Warrington survived the early scare.
Swift pulls Hull level
Hull FC made their early momentum count as Adam Swift got his name on the scoresheet. Danny Houghton again pounced on a loose ball, and he connected with Clifford who stabbed the ball through the Warrington defence for Swift to pull Hull FC level.
Griffin gives Hull the lead
Having been previously denied a try, Josh Griffin finally got his try. A delayed pass from Jake Clifford enabled the forward to punch through a huge hole and give Hull the lead.
Griffin gets his second
A pinpoint cross-field kick from Jake Trueman found Griffin and he duly dotted down for his second of the evening, and Hull’s fourth.
Wrench hits back
A great play through the Warrington backline found the ball in Matt Duffty’s hands, who put the ball on a plate for Wrench to grab his second try of the game.
Swift saves a certain try
Matt Duffty broke from deep and created a huge opportunity for Warrington to regain the lead, however Swift covered the ground and made a crucial tackle to prevent a chance.
Griffin makes it a hat-trick
A wonderful break from Tex Hoy created a golden opportunity for Hull FC and they executed it as Hoy found Swift, who then found Griffin and the forward coasted in for his hat-trick.
Tex Hoy secures the win for Hull
Jake Clifford produced a huge 40/20 to create a fantastic opportunity for Hull FC to secure the win and Hoy took it as the full back threw a clever dummy pass to crush Warrington’s hopes of returning to the top of the league.
Hull wrap up Magic Weekend in style
A great weekend of rugby league was brought to a close by a fantastic contest. With the future of this event in doubt, this has been a brilliant advert for its continued inclusion in the calendar.
Warrington miss the chance to go back to the summit
After Catalans dismantling of Wigan yesterday, the pressure fell on Warrington to return to the summit, however they came up short and remain second in the table.
Who did it come off?
In the build up to Warrington’s first try, the ball went into touch off the arm of Tex Hoy, however replays seemed to show it could have come off a Wire hand. Too tough to call.
‘Hull’ding out Warrington
Hull had to sustain plenty of pressure on their goal line in the first half, however they stood tall and limited Warrington to only two tries.
A game of two halves
Warrington had the better first half; however Hull FC dominated the second half. The Black and White scored 24 points in the second half to turn the game on its head and secure a famous victory in Newcastle
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