Super League  Friday 30th August 2013  DW Stadium  Att: 12,417

Squad

Burgess, Crosby, Dudson, Flower, Gelling, Greenwood, Hughes, Hampshire, Lloyd, Manfredi, A. Powell, S. Powell, Taylor, Thornley, Tierney, L. Tomkins, Tuson, Spencer, Williams.

Squad

T. Briscoe, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Green, Hadley, Horne, Houghton, Holdsworth, Johnson, Kent, Miller, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Anthony Gelling

Iain Thornley

Joe Burgess

Ryan Hampshire

Ben Flower

Andy Powell

GOAL SCORERS:

Ryan Hampshire

Ryan Hampshire

Ryan Hampshire

Ryan Hampshire

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Sam Powell

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Tom Briscoe

Joe Westerman

Jason Crookes

Jason Crookes

Tom Briscoe

Jason Crookes

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Daniel Holdsworth

Daniel Holdsworth

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Daniel Holdsworth gained a measure of revenge for Hull FC's defeat to Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup final last weekend as the Black and Whites claimed a dramatic last-second win.

The visitors led 12-6 thanks to tries from Jason Crookes and Tom Briscoe, with Andy Powell's first try in rugby league sandwiched in the middle, but Ben Flower and Ryan Hampshire crossed in the closing stages of the first half to give the Warriors a 16-12 interval lead.

An end-to-end second period saw Wigan leading 26-12 at one stage with tries from Joe Burgess and Iain Thornley but Hull refused to lie down and hit back with three scores to level it up at 26-26.

Gelling and Briscoe then traded scores and although Sam Powell dropped a goal, two from Holdsworth in the dying minutes sealed it for Hull.

The Warriors were missing a number of key personnel with coach Shaun Wane resting no fewer than 11 of his Wembley heroes, meaning youngsters like Hampshire, Powell, Burgess, Lewis Tierney and Dominic Manfredi got the chance to impress ahead of the play-offs.

Hull also made a number of changes from the Challenge Cup defeat with Andy Lynch, Gareth Ellis and Mark O'Meley absent, while talented hooker Aaron Heremaia was suspended.

It was Hull who struck first when winger Crookes used his strength to beat Burgess in the corner to put the visitors in front.

However, the roof almost came off the place in the 22nd minute when rugby union convert Powell crossed for his first try in league to make it 6-6.

It did not take long for Hull to recapture the lead when Jacob Miller and Holdsworth combined to send England international Briscoe in at the corner, Danny Tickle again adding the extras.

Two tries in as many scintillating minutes saw Wigan go from 12-6 down to 16-12 up. First, Flower crashed over from close range seconds after being held up over the line and straight from the kick-off Gelling broke down the right and sent Hampshire racing away.

Wigan looked unstoppable and crossed for their fourth try of the game when Thornley finally offloaded to his winger and Burgess was on hand to score his first try for the Warriors.

Thornley himself touched down to put the hosts 26-12 ahead before Hull then did to Wigan what the Warriros had done in the first half by crossing for two quick scores.

After Jamie Shaul had won a penalty, the ball was spread wide and Crookes touched down for his second try.

Two minutes later Tierney spilled a high ball, which was then sent wide for Crookes to grab his hat-trick. Tickle converted to close the gap to four points.

Hull then thought they had completed an amazing comeback when Joe Westerman got the ball down with a close-range drive to level the game at 26-26.

But Wigan regained the lead as Hull full-back Shaul made a mess of Powell's towering bomb and Gelling was on hand to touch down, with Hampshire adding the two points.

With the clock ticking down, Powell showed plenty of composure to slot over a drop goal and put the Warriors seven points clear, but it was not enough as Briscoe grabbed his second try of the night and Holdsworth then dropped a goal to level it up at 33-33.

Wigan blew the chance to win it as Powell's drop goal attempt went wide and Hull went straight up the other end and won it with their own as Holdsworth saw his kick sail through the posts.

Match Action

  • 80m
    dropgoal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull

  • 79m
    dropgoal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull

  • 78m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Hull

  • 77m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 74m
    dropgoal

    Sam Powell

    Wigan

  • 71m
    try

    Anthony Gelling

    Wigan

  • 71m
    goal

    Ryan Hampshire

    Wigan

  • 68m
    try

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 61m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 61m
    try

    Jason Crookes

    Hull

  • 58m
    try

    Jason Crookes

    Hull

  • 52m
    try

    Iain Thornley

    Wigan

  • 48m
    try

    Joe Burgess

    Wigan

  • 48m
    goal

    Ryan Hampshire

    Wigan

  • 40m
    try

    Ryan Hampshire

    Wigan

  • 38m
    try

    Ben Flower

    Wigan

  • 38m
    goal

    Ryan Hampshire

    Wigan

  • 37m
    interchange_off

    Andy Powell

    Wigan

  • 37m
    interchange_on

    James Greenwood

    Wigan

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Richard Horne

    Hull

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 28m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 28m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Liam Kent

    Hull

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Chris Tuson

    Wigan

  • 22m
    goal

    Ryan Hampshire

    Wigan

  • 22m
    try

    Andy Powell

    Wigan

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Dom Crosby

    Wigan

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Andy Powell

    Wigan

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 15m
    interchange_on

    Ben Flower

    Wigan

  • 15m
    interchange_off

    Gil Dudson

    Wigan

  • 8m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 8m
    try

    Jason Crookes

    Hull