The encouraging performance from the Wildcats was rewarded with tries from Jack Anderson (2), Max Jowitt and Frazer Morris. Unfortunately that wasn’t enough as Hull ran in tries through Callum Lancaster, Harry Tyson-Wilson (2), Josh Nicklin, Connor Bower and Jordan Abdull.
Wakefield were the ones to apply pressure early on as Hull were forced to drop out just minutes into the game. However, a lapse of concentration meant Hull got the ball back from the kick.
It wasn’t long after Hull were celebrating their first try through Lancaster as the winger showed a good turn of pace to get to the line.The Wildcats managed to respond a few moments later when Josh Kittrick forced a knock on from Nicklin to allow Anderson to cross under the sticks.
Hull took advantage of a kick that went out on the full by going over in the shape of Tyson-Wilson who also converted his try.At this stage it looked as though the home sides heads had gone down when Bower finished off a sweeping move in the corner.
The black and whites had a 14-6 advantage.Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for Stuart Dickens’ men, Hull strolled in for their fourth first half try. Nicklin broke the defensive line with ease and then fooled Jowitt with an audacious dummy
Half Time: Wakefield 6-20 Hull FC
Wakefield needed a quick response to stand any chance of claiming a victory but that wasn’t the case as Hull went over for their fifth try of the afternoon. Tyson-Wilson just proved too strong for Wakefield as he forced his way to the try line for his second score of the day. The conversion was spot on from the try scorer.
The Wildcats efforts were there for all to see and a spirited 50 metre break from Kieran Holt sparked the home side to claim some points. The first of the second half tries came from Jowitt, who found a hole in the Hull defence to cross over. He was unable to add the extras.
Just five minutes later, the Wildcats were asking questions of Hull again and prop Morris was the one to crash over. Jowitt added the extras and suddenly it was a ten point ball game.The home side had all the momentum and the home support lifted Wakefield in the final stages. Anderson really put doubt in the visitors minds when he went over from close range for his second of the day to put the deficit to just four points.
But the Wildcats proved to be the architects of their own downfall. A simple kick-off from Hull was dropped by the Wildcats and surely at that stage despite the fantastic efforts from Wakefield, it was too little too late.
As Wakefield were trying to force an error from Hull it created space for them to wrap the game up through loose forward Abdull who dotted down in the corner.If Wakefield can string together an 80 minute performance then they can beat anybody as the effort and quality is their for all to see.
WILDCATS: JOWITT, HOLT, LEE, MORRIS, JOHNSTONE, McGRETTON, KITTRICK, ANDERSON, MASKILL, SWAN, CROWTHER, WALTON, KILDAY. Subs: MOULES, STONE, SAMPSON, DOUGLAS.
HULL: NICKLIN, STARK, BOWER, SMITH,LANCASTER, TYSON-WILSON, DEAN, SMITH, SHEPHERDSON, FASH, TURGUT, DOWNES, ABDULL. Subs: WOOD, BASTIMAN, JHONSTONE, LIGGINS.
Report by Connor Grace.