posted on 19 March 2016

It was a frustrating evening at the KC Stadium for the Wildcats after a scrappy 80 minutes which saw a few questionable decisions go in favour of the home side.

Both teams started the first half looking nervous in attack, however Hull FC had the edge over the Wildcats after a few bright spells pushing forward creating a few attacking sets on the Wildcats line, Minichiello barged through the defence to get the ball down. Sneyd converted to put them 6-0 into the lead.

Arundel got the Wildcats back into the game after a fantastic set from the visitors which saw them pushing Hull deep into their own half. A lovely pass from Miller found Joe Arundel on his left who darted over the line, Finn failed to convert to make it 6-4.

The Wildcats were close to getting their second after Finn popped the ball over to Molloy, unfortunately the back rower was unable to take it and Hull once again found themselves in possession.

Minichiello then got his and Hull’s second of the game, the Wildcats defence thought he had knocked on, however, the ball bounced off his knee and in front of Hall, Minichiello then walked the ball over the line and Sneyd converted to put them 12-4 into the lead.

Soon after the home side got their third when Frank Pritchard got his arm free and set up Curtis Naughton, there was a shout of obstruction from the away end but the try was given, Sneyd was unable to convert and the home side were in the lead on 16-4 at half time.

The second half was fairly scrappy with both sides creating numerous errors but Hull had the edge once again in attack and got the only try of the half which came from Carlos Tuimavave. This came after a questionable decision from referee James Child who let play go ahead after a forward pass from Watts found Washbrook who offloaded to Tuimavave. Sneyd converted to put the home side further into the lead on 22-4.

After a disappointing pass from Liam Finn the ball floated behind the Wildcats attack, Miller picked up the loose ball and found Max Jowitt to his right who scrambled through the Hull defence, unfortunately the black and whites defence was too strong and held him up.

Full Time 22-4

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