Match Report: Hull FC 12-63 Warrington Wolves
Hull FC suffered a dismal defeat to Warrington Wolves on Friday night going down 12-63 at the KCOM Stadium.
In a game dominated by the away side, the visitors scored six tries in the first-half, including a quick fire hat-trick for Blake Austin. Hull touched down once through Albert Kelly to get their names on the score-sheet.
The second half follow a similar pattern as Warrington scored a further five tries, - Tom Lineham bagged a brace, Josh Charnley scored a hat-trick and a fourth of the game for Blake Austin as Hull failed to deal with the pace of the Wolves.
Andre Savelio came onto the bench to make his club debut for the Black & Whites after signing from Brisbane Broncos earlier this month, making his first appearance in Black & White against his former club Warrington.
Hakim Miloudi started the game at full-back replacing Jamie Shaul who missed out after picking up a head knock in last week’s game against London.
Ratu Naulago also dropped out with injury, meaning Josh Griffin moved to the wing and Jordan Thompson to centre.
Gareth Ellis was rested by Hull FC head coach Lee Radford.
The first-half saw the Black & Whites be put to the sword. In what was a one-sided first period, Hull were left as bystanders to watch the visitors play.
With such pace on the ball Warrington tore through the Hull defence with ease. A try for Daryl Clarke, two for Josh Charnley and a quick-fire hat-trick for Blake Austin put the visitors in total control.
On the stroke of the half-hour mark, Hull, who had barely touched the ball, got their first chance of the game as Mark Minichello darted towards the line. He was deemed though to have knocked the ball on within a meter of the line.
Hull eventually struck two minutes before the interval through Albert Kelly. A rare period of possession for the Black and Whites allowed Kelly to burst over the try line for the home sides first points of the match.
The second half started in much the same fashion for the visitors as Ben Murdoch-Masila had the ball touched down within a minute of the restart.
Blake Austin followed it up scoring his fourth try of the match while Tom Lineham was next over the for the visitors powering his way to the in-goal area taking three Hull defenders with him.
Josh Charnley was able to notch his hat-trick on the night before Jordan Lane get the ball down in the Warrington end for the only Hull try of the second period. A quick offload allowed Lane space to charge towards the Warrington line.
Lineham was able to score his second of the game before Blake Austin poured salt in the wounds scoring a drop goal in the dying minutes.
FULL-TIME: Hull FC 12-63 Warrington Wolves
Hull FC: Hakim Miloudi, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Jordan Thompson, Josh Griffin, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Mickey Paea, Danny Houghton, Scott Taylor, Mark Minichiello, Sika Manu, Joe Westerman.
Interchange: Dean Hadley, Masi Matongo, Jordan Lane, Andre Savelio
Warrington:Stefan Ratchford, Tom Lineham, Toby King, Jake Mamo, Josh Charnley, Blake Austin, Declan Patton, Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, MIke Cooper, Ben Currie, Jack Hughes, Joe Philbin.
Interchange: Jason Clark, Lama Tasi, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Harvey Livett.
Hull FC Tries: Kelly (38), Lane (68)
Hull FC Goals: Sneyd (2/2)
Warrington Tries: Austin (5, 13, 32, 53), Clark (11), Charnley (18, 21, 63), Murdoch-Masila (41), Lineham (58, 74)
Warrington Goals: Ratchford (9/11)
Warrington Drop-Goal: Austin (79)