Hull FC and Warrington battled out a 14-14 draw after a nail-biting finale on the Black & Whites return to the KCOM Stadium.
The Black & Whites remain undefeated at the start of the 2021 season, but a last second try from Warrington’s Jake Mamo sent the game to golden point – however neither side could seal the win in the extra period.
Brett Hodgson’s men touched down through Jake Connor and Carlos Tuimavave, with both tries assisted by Jacuzzi Elite Performance Man of the Match Jordan Lane.
Hull FC went into the game boosted by the return of influential half-back Marc Sneyd, who missed last week’s Challenge Cup win over Featherstone with a dead leg.
The Black & Whites were without Josh Reynolds, Ligi Sao and Manu Ma’u, all of whom remain sidelined with injury.
Defences dominated the opening 20 minutes of the game, but the Black & Whites took the lead in the match thanks to a Marc Sneyd penalty goal in front of the sticks.
The visitors brought the scores level ahead of the interval, with Ratchford slotting over his own two-pointer.
Half-Time: Hull FC 2-2 Warrington Wolves
Hull had to wait almost an hour before their first score of the game, with a fantastic break from Jordan Lane from within his own half being finished off Jake Connor under the posts. Sneyd converted to make it a six point lead.
However, Warrington were soon level with a try of their own on the other side of the hour mark, as Chris Hill crashed over from close range. Ratchford added the extras.
In a tense second-half, it was Hull though who took the advantage with ten minutes to play in the game, with Jordan Lane once again the creator. An off the cuff play saw the ball travel from the left of the field to the right, with a long-ball out wide to Carlos Tuimavave putting the centre in space to touch down. Sneyd was on target with the boot.
However, there’d still be time for more drama in the clash, with the Wolves scoring with the very final play in regular time, thanks to a quick more over to the right flank, allowing Jake Mamo to touch down, and Gareth Widdop to level the scores with the boot.
At fourteen a-piece, the game headed to golden point.
However, after ten minutes of extra time, the sides could not be separated, with both teams having several shots for a drop-goal. Andre Savelio came up with the biggest moment of the additional period however, charging down an effort from Gareth Widdop with just second to play.
The game ended level – the first draw in Betfred Super League since Golden Point was introcuded ahead of the 2019 season.
Full-Time: Hull FC 14-14 Warrington Wolves
Hull FC: Jake Connor, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Adam Swift, Ben McNamara, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Andre Savelio, Jordan Lane, Joe Cator.
Interchange: Brad Fash, Jack Brown, Josh Bowden, Cameron Scott.
Warrington: Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Jake Mamo, Toby King, Josh Charnley, Blake Austin, Gareth Widdop, Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Jack Hughes, Matt Davis.
Interchange: Jason Clark, Joe Philbin, Rob Mulhern, Danny Walker.
Hull FC Tries: Connor (57), Tuimavave (69)
Hull FC Goals: Sneyd (3/3)
Warrington Tries: Hill (62), Mamo (80)
Warrington Goals: Ratchford (2/2), Widdop (1/1)