Super League  Saturday 22nd September 2012  Halliwell Jones Stadium  Att: 7,323

Squad

Atkins, C. Bridge, Briers, Cooper, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, McCarthy, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Morley, Myler, Ratchford, Riley, Solomona, Waterhouse, Wood.

Squad

Aspinwall, T. Briscoe, Bowden, Crooks, Foster, Green, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Lynch, Manu, O'Meley, Pitts, Seymour, Sharp, Turner, Watts, Westerman, Yeaman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Stefan Ratchford

Richie Myler

Trent Waterhouse

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ben Crooks

Tom Briscoe

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

Warrington Wolves kept alive their hopes of the double with a hard-fought Stobart Super League play-off victory over Hull FC that takes them to within 80 minutes of a maiden Grand Final appearance.

Veterans Brett Hodgson and Lee Briers once more led the way as the Carnegie Challenge Cup winners secured only their third victory in 11 play-off ties to bring Hull's season to an end.

With Wigan Warriors set to choose between Leeds Rhinos and Wolves as their semi-final opponents in tomorrow's Clubcall announcement, Warrington could be handed the chance to avenge last week's home defeat by Saint Helens, although this time they would have to go to Langtree Park.

Warrington sorely missed injured England forwards Ben Westwood and Garreth Carvell but still had enough firepower to cruise into a 24-0 lead after an hour before their opponents produced a late rally.

Hull looked a pale shadow of the side that had piled up 152 points in their last three matches as they rarely threatened the Warrington tryline until the final quarter.

Warrington were not much better but in stand-off Briers they had a man capable of causing no end of problems with his tactical kicking.

There was a sign of things to come when Hull full-back Richard Horne spilled one of Briers' towering kicks five minutes into the match and, when centre Jordan Turner failed to diffuse one of his 'bombs' on 13 minutes, second rower Trent Waterhouse was the first to reach the ball to record the opening try.

Briers was also the architect for the Wolves' second try seven minutes before half-time, this time with a perfectly-timed pass that enabled his half-back partner Richie Myler to slice through a gap in the visitors' defence.

Full-back Hodgson, another constant threat for the hosts, added both conversions to make it 12-0, which was the least the home side deserved for their first-half dominance.

Hull's best chance came four minutes into the second half when England winger Tom Briscoe collected Brett Seymour's kick to the corner before offloading to Aaron Heremaia but he was easily bundled into touch.

There was no way back for Hull when centre Stefan Ratchford demonstrated his exceptional talent in scoring the Wolves' third try on 53 minutes.

There seemed nothing on when the utility back got the ball 20 metres out but he fended off two defenders before kicking ahead and gathering a ricochet off a post to touch down for an opportunist score.

Hodgson kicked his third goal to make it 18-0 and, with the game effectively gone, Hull produced their best spell of the match.

Heremaia dropped a pass from prop Mark O'Meley with the tryline beckoning and right winger Jamie Foster got over the line only to be recalled for a forward pass.

Myler broke clear to get Hodgson over for his side's fourth try to stretch his side's lead to 24-0 but the Black and Whites struck back when Briscoe raced onto Heremaia's grubber kick to touch down.

Hodgson then had a second try disallowed and Hull had the final say when substitute centre Ben Crooks took Richard Horne's pass to score his side's second try, with Foster kicking his second goal on his final appearance for the club.

 

Match Action

  • 72m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Hull

  • 72m
    try

    Ben Crooks

    Hull

  • 66m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Hull

  • 66m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Hull

  • 62m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 62m
    try

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 60m
    interchange_on

    Ben Crooks

    Hull

  • 60m
    interchange_off

    Martin Aspinwall

    Hull

  • 54m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 54m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 34m
    try

    Richie Myler

    Warrington

  • 34m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Tyrone McCarthy

    Warrington

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Ben Harrison

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Mike Cooper

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Higham

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Martin Aspinwall

    Hull

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Adrian Morley

    Warrington

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 14m
    try

    Trent Waterhouse

    Warrington

  • 14m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington