Super League  Monday 1st April 2013  The Rapid Solicitors Stadium  Att: 8,126

Squad

Mathers, Fox, Collis, L. Smith, Cockayne, Sykes, T. Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin.

Squad

Arundel, Briscoe, Bowden, Crooks, Crookes, Galea, Green, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, O'Meley, Pitts, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Dean Collis

Lee Smith

Danny Kirmond

Peter Fox

GOAL SCORERS:

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Tom Briscoe

Ben Crooks

Aaron Heremaia

Jamie Shaul

Ben Crooks

Jamie Shaul

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Jamie Shaul marked his debut in style with a brace of tries in an all-round impressive display as injury-hit Hull FC bounced back from their derby defeat on Good Friday at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this afternoon.

It looked likely to be a forgettable Easter for the Black and Whites, who were beaten by fierce rivals Hull KR last time out and fell 10-0 down inside the opening 15 minutes today.

But Shaul started their fightback with a fantastic solo try and added another score in the second half before Hull then ran away with victory in the final quarter.

Today's win will be something of a relief to coach Peter Gentle, whose side have endured a miserable season - in part due to several key players missing through absence - despite being heavily fancied at the start of the campaign.

Though they started strongly, the Wildcats, who were confirmed as winners of their clash against Castleford Tigers yesterday after the encounter on Friday was abandoned seven minutes before full-time due to an electrical fault at the Wish Communications Stadium, faded badly after half-time.

They announced an unchanged line-up from Friday's win, while Gentle made three changes to his team.

Prop Andy Lynch returned from illness to replace Mark O'Meley, who dropped to the bench - as did Richard Whiting with Shaul taking his place at full-back, while Aaron Heremaia started at scum-half and Josh Bowden dropped out of the 17 altogether.

Heremaia did not make the most auspicious of starts, however, first dropping the ball to gift Wakefield possession deep inside Hull's half. His high tackle on Danny Kirmond then allowed the hosts another set of six, from which Peter Fox crossed in the corner.

While Paul Sykes missed a tricky conversion on the right, he was given a simple task in front of the posts when Ben Cockayne fed second rower Kirmond, who burst clean through to touch down.

Hull started to settle after their poor start but it still took a moment of magic from Shaul to break through a packed midfield and sprint half the length of the field for a memorable first try of his career.

The visitors were then grateful for a dreadful mistake from Wakefield scrum-half Tim Smith, whose woeful loose pass deep inside his own half was pounced upon by Heremaia and he offloaded for Ben Crooks to score.

Danny Tickle added the extras to both tries although the sides were level at the interval after Sykes kicked a simple penalty a minute before the hooter.

Shaul then edged Hull ahead again after the re-start, reacting well to a deflection to cross the whitewash, while Tom Briscoe only just failed to latch on to Joe Westerman's ball over the top as the visitors grew in confidence.

Gentle's side were not making life easy for themselves, though, and Westerman needlessly held down stand-off Paul Aiton. Wakefield duly profited when Richard Mathers played in Lee Smith and the utility man bundled over.

The game was wide open approaching the final quarter with Hull only two points ahead although Heremaia increased their lead when he picked a gap in the Wakefield defence and Tickle maintained his 100 per cent conversion rate to give the visitors a 24-16 lead.

Smith then ran out of the line to allow Heremaia to pass for Crooks to score in the left corner, while Briscoe added the gloss to Hull's victory, with Tickle missing his first conversion of the afternoon.

The Wildcats had the last word when Dean Collis crossed unchallenged but it was too little, too late.

Match Action

  • 80m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 80m
    try

    Dean Collis

    Wakefield

  • 73m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Hull

  • 69m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 69m
    try

    Ben Crooks

    Hull

  • 65m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 65m
    try

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 63m
    try

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Danny Kirmond

    Wakefield

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 48m
    try

    Jamie Shaul

    Hull

  • 48m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 39m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 31m
    try

    Ben Crooks

    Hull

  • 31m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Chris Annakin

    Wakefield

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Danny Washbrook

    Wakefield

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Kyle Amor

    Wakefield

  • 24m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Justin Poore

    Wakefield

  • 23m
    try

    Jamie Shaul

    Hull

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Wilkes

    Wakefield

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 8m
    goal

    Paul Sykes

    Wakefield

  • 8m
    try

    Danny Kirmond

    Wakefield

  • 6m
    try

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield