Super League  Saturday 25th May 2013  Etihad Stadium, Manchester  Att:

Squad

Bowden, T. Briscoe, Crooks, Crookes, Ellis, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, O'Meley, Pitts, Watts, Whiting, Yeaman.

Squad

Salter, Brown, Walker, George, Tuimavave, Cox, Mika, Burns, Horne, Withers, Hall, Paea, D. Hodgson, Lovegrove, Dobson, Welham, Eden, Beaumont, J. Hodgson.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Chris Green

Kirk Yeaman

Tom Lineham

Richard Whiting

GOAL SCORERS:

Daniel Holdsworth

Daniel Holdsworth

Daniel Holdsworth

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Alex Brown

Craig Hall

Greg Eden

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Hull FC exacted sweet revenge for a catalogue of derby disappointments at the hands of Hull KR by giving their bitter rivals a taste of their own medicine in a controversial clash at the Magic Weekend.

The Black and Whites have constantly failed to perform against their cross-city neighbours over recent years and suffered a last-minute defeat to them on the same Etihad Stadium pitch last year.

But they took a leaf out of the Robins' book today, producing some late heroics to turn around a losing position and regain some local pride, with Chris Green scoring the winning try with just over two minutes to go.

The score left Rovers full-back Greg Eden red-faced as he failed to deal with Danny Houghton's speculative kick, leaving Green with a short trundle to the line to secure a first Magic win against KR for Hull.

It generated a finish similar to the one last year when David Hodgson won the game with the last play of the game, although Rovers may well raise issues regarding the outcome. Green appeared to be offside when Houghton kicked ahead and did not look to get back onside.

The result was harsh on Craig Sandercock's men, although they did squander a 10-point lead with eight minutes remaining.

Tries from Tom Lineham, Yeaman and then Green would wipe that away, though, helping Hull bury the demons of their Good Friday loss to Rovers.

Since then Hull have now won eight out of nine and this will no doubt be the sweetest, although they only really performed at the start and end of the match.

They opened the scoring when Richard Whiting spun out of an Eden tackle, but the Rovers man made up for it when he seared clear off a Michael Dobson pass following a Craig Hall intercept to level the scores.

KR captain Dobson was the go-to man and his smart kick through forced Lineham to produce a brilliant catch on the fly to deny a follow-up score, but his centre partner Ben Crooks was not as flexible at the other end when Richard Horne broke off a Liam Watts offload and sent a low pass his way.

It was an unfavourable pass from Horne but on another day it might have been finished - much like the effort from Hall at the other end with 30 minutes gone.

Dobson was again the provider, standing up a high kick to the corner. Hall had little hope of taking it ahead of Lineham but somehow did before spinning in the tackle and touching down on the only available spot.

Hull looked short of ideas in response and when they did get close their hands let them down. Before the break Richard Horne shelled possession when going for the line and after it Kirk Yeaman dropped the simplest of passes when he had Tom Briscoe on the overlap.

Yeaman was then stopped short after a burrowing run as Rovers continued to find the answers in defence, before extending their lead with a Dobson penalty after Mark O'Meley overstepped the mark.

With Richard Horne in the dugout injured, Hull were desperately short of numbers and they were growing increasingly low on hope too as Rovers scored a third try with 18 minutes left, Alex Brown finishing well off an Eden pass.

But, just when it had looked like Hull were beaten, Lineham finished well in the corner and when Holdsworth added the extras from the touchline, the gap was down to four points.

Yeaman then bounced over and, although Holdsworth failed with the conversion, it mattered little as Green settled things.

Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull

  • 79m
    try

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 76m
    try

    Kirk Yeaman

    Hull

  • 73m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 73m
    goal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull

  • 71m
    interchange_off

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 71m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 69m
    interchange_on

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 69m
    interchange_off

    Jason Netherton

    Hull K R

  • 67m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 67m
    interchange_off

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 64m
    interchange_on

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 64m
    interchange_off

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 61m
    interchange_off

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 61m
    try

    Alex Brown

    Hull K R

  • 61m
    interchange_on

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 58m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 56m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 56m
    interchange_on

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 55m
    interchange_on

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 55m
    interchange_off

    Richard Horne

    Hull

  • 53m
    interchange_on

    Jason Netherton

    Hull K R

  • 53m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 35m
    interchange_on

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 35m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Lincoln Withers

    Hull K R

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 27m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 13m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 13m
    try

    Greg Eden

    Hull K R

  • 8m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Cox

    Hull K R

  • 8m
    interchange_off

    Luke George

    Hull K R

  • 4m
    try

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 4m
    goal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull