Super League: Hull run in six tries to see off Wakefield
Last Updated: 01/04/13 5:50pm
Hull FC ended the Easter period on a high with a welcome 34-22 victory over Wakefield Wildcats on Monday afternoon.
Keen to bounce back after Good Friday's derby defeat to rivals Hull KR, the Black and Whites produced a second half blitz at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium to come away with just their third win of the season.
Wakefield and Hull were locked at 12-12 at the interval, however debutant Jamie Shaul and Ben Crooks collected their second tries of the afternoon after the break, with Aaron Heremaia crossing in between and Tom Briscoe adding a sixth.
It was a disappointing day for the Wildcats, who had earlier raced into a 10-lead inside 15 minutes.
Peter Fox scored in the corner on six minutes after Heremaia had dropped the ball deep in home territory and the home fans were celebrating again moments after the restart when Ben Cockayne fed second rower Kirmond, who burst clean through to touch down.
Hull started to settle after their poor start but it still took a moment of magic from Shaul to break through a packed midfield and sprint half the length of the field for a memorable first try of his career.
The visitors were then grateful for a dreadful mistake from Wakefield scrum-half Tim Smith, whose woeful loose pass deep inside his own half was pounced upon by Heremaia and he offloaded for Crooks to score his first of the afternoon.
Danny Tickle added the extras to both tries although the sides were level at the interval after Sykes kicked a simple penalty a minute before the hooter.
Shaul then edged Hull ahead again after the re-start, reacting well to a deflection to cross the whitewash, while Briscoe only just failed to latch on to Joe Westerman's ball over the top as the visitors grew in confidence.
Peter Gentle's side were not making life easy for themselves, though and Westerman needlessly held down stand-off Paul Aiton and Wakefield duly profited when Richard Mathers played in Lee Smith and the utility man bundled over.
The game was wide open approaching the final quarter with Hull only two points ahead although Heremaia increased their lead when he picked a gap in the Wakefield defence and Tickle maintained his 100 per cent conversion rate to give the visitors a 24-16 lead.
Lee Smith then ran out of the line to allow Heremaia to pass for Crooks to score in the left corner, while Briscoe added the gloss to Hull's victory, before a last-gasp Dean Collis consolation.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round ten
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