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Match Report: Wigan 16 Hull FC 30
Posted by Bilko on May 17 2016 - 16:01

Wigan Warriors v Hull FC - First Utility Super League 21 - Round 14
Friday 13th May 2016. Kick Off 8:00pm at DW Stadium.

Match Report

How disappointing to see Wigan 16-0 down within quarter of an hour and the match practically already lost. Fair enough to get back to 18-16 down was a good effort but this awful attack continues to be mightily frustrating to watch.

Dan Sarginson throwing a lazy pass into touch on the half way line set an early poor tone and I just found that showing really painful to sit through if I’m honest and I know a lot of fans are in the same mind-set.

The reason for that is because this isn’t a one off. Chronic slow starts have been a problem all season, highlighted by the fact that Wigan have scored ten or less at half time in THIRTEEN of their sixteen matches this season and bear in mind one of those three exceptions was the cup tie at Dewsbury.

Here tries from Marc Sneyd, Steve Michaels and then that sloppy pass allowing Scott Taylor to cross made it 16-0 in 14 minutes and Sneyd added a penalty goal on 23 minutes for 18-0.

Wigan introduced Sam Tomkins off the bench for his second debut and he sparked Wigan into some life with a try from Oliver Gildart reducing the lead to 18-4. Wigan couldn't find another before half time though.

The second half saw a much better Wigan effort and tries from John Bateman and then a nice finish from Tomkins himself got Wigan back to 18-16.

Twenty minutes still remain and it looked like the momentum was all with Wigan but a breakaway try finish by Jamie Shaul broke Wigan's backs and a further try from Fetuli Talanoa completed a well deserved 30-16 win for Hull.

Team Sheets

- Wigan Position Hull FC 1
4 Dan Sarginson Full Back Jamie Shaul 1
5 Dom Manfredi

Right Wing

Steve Michaels 19
14 John Bateman Centre Mahe Fonua 2
20 Oliver Gildart Centre Kirk Yeaman 24
2 Josh Charnley Left Wing Fetuli Talanoa 5
6 George Williams Stand Off Leon Pryce 6
7 Matty Smith Scrum Half Marc Sneyd 7
8 Dom Crosby Prop Scott Taylor 8
16 Sam Powell Hooker Danny Houghton 9

Lee Mossop


Liam Watts

11 Joel Tomkins 2nd Row Danny Washbrook 30
25 Willie Isa 2nd Row Mark Minichiello 12

Sean O'Loughlin


Gareth Ellis

1 Sam Tomkins Substitute Chris Green 15
15 Tony Clubb Substitute Jordan Thompson 16
17 Taulima Tautai Substitute Sika Manu 21
21 Ryan Sutton Substitute Josh Bowden 22
- Shaun Wane Coach Lee Radford -

Score Sheet

Wigan Warriors 16


Hull FC 30

Tries (3):
Oliver Gildart
John Bateman
Sam Tomkins


Tries (5):
Marc Sneyd
Steve Michaels
Scott Taylor
Jamie Shaul
Fetuli Talanoa

Matty Smith 2/3
--- Goals:
Marc Sneyd 5/7

Scoring and Incident Pattern

02mins:43 Wigan 00 Hull FC 04

Try: Marc Sneyd

Wigan 00 Hull FC 06 Conversion: Marc Sneyd (1/1)
09mins:26 Wigan 00 Hull FC 10

Try: Steve Michaels

Wigan 00 Hull FC 10 Missed Conv: Marc Sneyd (1/2)
14mins:35 Wigan 00 Hull FC 14

Try: Scott Taylor

Wigan 00 Hull FC 16 Conversion: Marc Sneyd (2/3)
23mins:25 Wigan 00 Hull FC 18

Penalty Goal: Marc Sneyd (3/4)

25mins:52 Wigan 04 Hull FC 18 Try: Oliver Gildart
Wigan 04 Hull FC 18 Missed Conv: Matty Smith (0/1)
Half Time Wigan Warriors 04 Hull FC 18
52mins:48 Wigan 08 Hull FC 18 Try: John Bateman
Wigan 10 Hull FC 18 Conversion: Matty Smith (1/2)
57mins:59 Wigan 14 Hull FC 18 Try: Sam Tomkins
Wigan 16 Hull FC 18 Conversion: Matty Smith (2/3)
65mins:13 Wigan 16 Hull FC 22

Try: Jamie Shaul

Wigan 16 Hull FC 24 Conversion: Marc Sneyd (4/5)
68mins:12 Wigan 16 Hull FC 28

Try: Fetuli Talanoa

Wigan 16 Hull FC 28 Missed Conv: Marc Sneyd (4/6)
71mins:48 Wigan 16 Hull FC 30

Penalty Goal: Marc Sneyd (5/7)

Full Time Wigan Warriors 16 Hull FC 30


Ben Thaler

Penalties Conceded

Wigan 10 Hull FC 9

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