With just over a minute to go in tonight’s clash between Hull FC and league leaders Wigan Warriors as the Black and Whites desperately held on, a high kick went up in the air.
Sky Sports commentator said “one more catch from Davy Litten to win the game” which was a fair assessment.
However, despite a brilliant and brave display by the young man who has impressed many lately, he fumbled the ball and it was scooped up by Joe Shorrocks.
Wigan had a minute to score and had open space to attack but, making his Hull FC debut, halfback Jake Trueman clung on to Shorrocks for too long giving away a penalty for a professional foul and being sin binned.
However, in many ways this action won the game for Hull as they held on 14-10 with Wigan making an error in their attacking set now that the Hull defence had had a chance to reset.
Phil Clarke said of the moment: “That’s the right decision, it’s a professional foul. He prevents Shorrocks from getting up to play the ball.”
Meanwhile, Stuart Pyke described it as the “right thing” for Trueman to do saying: “They were busted there so he has done the right thing there really.”