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Wakefield Trinity 6-26 Hull FC: Highlights, player ratings and talking points

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Wakefield Trinity’s wait for a first win goes on as Hull FC show hope.

Trinity were again without Luke Gale and points were again the problem.


Hull FC strike first
It had been a bit of an end to end affair at the start of the game with no real chances but a touch of madness as Morgan Smith scrambled to get his boot back on and was forced to tackle with it in his hands. But eventually penalties gave Hull the field position and a lovely ball over the top by Jake Clifford to Adam Swift saw him finish in the corner.

Hull defence stands firm
Towards the end of the half Wakefield enjoyed sustained pressure on the Hull line. Despite some nearly moments Hull FC hung in there and kept Trinity out for consecutive sets of six.

Brad Dwyer delivers his usual dosage of chaos
Brad Dwyer can turn a game on its head and in the second half he ensured the game burst into life as he carved through Wakefield’s defence, he exchanged a one two with Jake Trueman as Wakefield scrambled before his wild offload allowed Carlos Tuimavave to score.

Quick hands sees Sutcliffe slice through
Hull all but wrapped up the win when a lovely move down the left saw Davy Litten feed Liam Sutcliffe who carved through and scored.

Consolation for Wakefield
It mattered little but Matty Ashurst made sure it wasn’t a sixth scoreless game for Wakefield with a late try. Sadly it was cancelled out by a try for Scott Taylor.

Talking Points:

Points the problem for Wakefield
Wakefield had almost twice the attacking possession Hull FC enjoyed in the first half yet did not make it count. It is now nine games, 75% of matches, where they have been unable to score kore than one try.

Gale absence
It was confirmed pre-match Luke Gale has a slight groin injury. It doesn’t sound serious and it seems he could have pushed it to play tonight but in the end Morgan Smith was trusted. Gale will be tasked with amending Wakefield’s attack when he does eventually play.

Report makes a return
It seems like we haven’t seen the on report signal all season but it made a return tonight. Could this mean we see less cards?

Hull FC now safe?
Hull FC are now far closer to the play-offs than relegation with 5 wins and 10 points. Their season now has life to it despite their seven defeats in a row.

Wakefield doomed?
Salford boss Paul Rowley was asked if he felt Wakefield are doomed this week and he said they needed wins. For Trinity though the remaining hope is that Castleford are also struggling for wins.

Player Ratings:

Wakefield Trinity
33 Will Dagger – 6
5 Tom Lineham – 6
6 Lee Gaskell – 6
21 Samisoni Langi – 7
2 Jorge Taufua – 6
20 Morgan Smith – 6
7 Mason Lino – 7
10 Jai Whitbread – 6
24 Harry Bowes – 6
19 Kevin Proctor – 6
12 Kelepi Tanginoa – 7
11 Matty Ashurst – 7
13 Jay Pitts – 7
8 Eddie Battye – 7
9 Liam Hood – 6
16 Josh Bowden – 6
25 Sam Eseh – 6

Hull FC
25 Davy Litten – 7
2 Adam Swift – 8
4 Liam Sutcliffe – 8
3 Carlos Tuimavave – 8
17 Cam Scott – 7
6 Jake Trueman – 8
7 Jake Clifford – 8
30 Scott Taylor – 8
9 Danny Houghton – 8
8 Ligi Sao – 7
23 Josh Griffin – 7
12 Jordan Lane – 7
14 Joe Lovodua – 7
5 Darnell McIntosh – 6
10 Chris Satae – 7
20 Jack Brown – 7
33 Brad Dwyer – 8

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