8th May 2021: Hull FC 20 Wigan 10
Posted by Bilko on May 17 2021 - 09:49

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Saturday 8th May 2021
Hull FC 20 Wigan Warriors 10
Headingley Stadium, Leeds
(Switched from KCOM Stadium, Hull due to Covid-19 Pandemic)
Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Kick Off 2:30pm

 

- Wigan       - Hull FC    
3 Zak Hardaker       21 Adam Swift  T   
22 Jake Bibby  T      24 Cameron Scott    
11 Willie Isa       3 Carlos Tuimavave    
12 Liam Farrell       4 Josh Griffin    
1 Bevan French       5 Mahe Fonua    
20 Harry Smith    G    6 Josh Reynolds    
31 Jackson Hastings       7

Marc Sneyd

   G4 
8

Brad Singleton

      13

Ligi Sao

   
9 Sam Powell       9 Danny Houghton    
19

Liam Byrne

      10

Chris Satae

 T2   
13 John Bateman       11 Andre Savelio    
15 Morgan Smithies       12 Manu Ma'u    
14

Oliver Partington

      16

Jordan Lane

   
Interchange:
2 Dom Manfredi  T      14 Jordan Johnstone    
10 Joe Bullock       15 Joe Cator    
21 Ethan Havard       20 Jack Brown    
25 Joe Shorrocks       23 Connor Wynne    
               
Report: 

It sounds mad when your 16-4 down with 81 seconds to go but had the passing stuck right on the hooter then Dom Manfredi would have had a good shot at scoring to give Harry Smith a shot at forcing extra time, instead an error led to an intercept for Adam Swift to score for Hull.

That summed the match up for Wigan. So many individual mistakes that are simply not good enough in a match of this magnitude.

Coach Adrian Lam decided, in the wake of suspension to Tony Clubb, to draft Liam Byrne into start the game and he sadly responded with two poor errors in the first ten minutes, the second of which was punished for a Hull try.

That came after Wigan had taken the lead with Jake Bibby scoring in the right corner on 10 Minutes but the conversion was missed, so only 4-0.

Then the Byrne error was quickly turned into a soft crash ball try for Chris Satae under the posts that Marc Sneyd converted for 6-4 to Hull. Wigan's lead had evaporated in just three minutes.

Then in the 21st Minute a set restart was quickly followed by a penalty conceded by Liam Farrell, a soft swinging arm but a swinger nethertheless. Sneyd kicked for 8-4. Then a kick out on the full further added to the litany of errors.

Wigan did soon have a good spell in the game but just couldn't find the way over the try line but at 8-4, it wouldn't have been too bad to get a penalty goal out of it for 8-6 on 32 minutes. However, Zak missed a perfectly kickable shot by hitting the posts and all that effort was wasted. Hull even went down to 12 men for ten minutes but Wigan never took any advantage of it.

Into the second half and poor discipline gave Hull two more shots at goal in the 54th and 56th Minute but only the second was kicked for 10-4 to Hull.

Wigan had another good spell of territory after that but couldn't find the try they needed to pressure Hull. Instead up the other end an error from Bevan French gave Hull the position to carbon copy their earlier try with Satae crashing over and Sneyd converting for 16-4.

I didn't think Hull were playing that well themselves but they had a bit more composure and when you see Hardaker kicking out on the full for a second time you just know that this is just a really poor display all round.

Wigan did rally late as they always do and found a consolation try from Dom Manfredi, playing for the first time this season off the bench, who touched down a neat chip over by French but it was far too late in the day.

Hull deserved the victory but it was an effort of brawn rather than style. These tactics worked on Wigan, especially in wet weather, with Adrian Lam's side left with deep reflections and plenty to ponder.

Scoring: 
9:05 Hull FC 00 Wigan 04

Try: Jake Bibby

Hull FC 00 Wigan 04

Missed Conversion: Zak Hardaker (0/1)

11:52 Hull FC 04 Wigan 04

Try: Chris Satae

Hull FC 06 Wigan 04

Conversion: Marc Sneyd (1/1)

20:19 Hull FC 08 Wigan 04

Penalty Goal: Marc Sneyd (2/2)

31:58 Hull FC 08 Wigan 04

Missed Penalty: Zak Hardaker (0/2)

33:16 Hull FC Sin Bin

Jack Brown (Dangerous Contact)

Half` Time Hull FC 8 Wigan Warriors 4
53:17 Hull FC 08 Wigan 04

Missed Penalty: Marc Sneyd (2/3)

55:33 Hull FC 10 Wigan 04

Penalty Goal: Marc Sneyd (3/4)

64:36 Hull FC 14 Wigan 04

Try: Chris Satae (2)

Hull FC 16 Wigan 04

Conversion: Marc Sneyd (4/5)

78:40 Hull FC 16 Wigan 08

Try: Dom Manfredi

Hull FC 16 Wigan 10

Conversion: Harry Smith (1/1)

80:00 Hull FC 20 Wigan 10

Try: Adam Swift

Hull FC 20 Wigan 10

(Goal Kick Not Taken)

Full Time Hull FC 20 Wigan Warriors 10
Referee: 

Robert Hicks

Attendance: 

0 (Non Fans in Attendance due to Covid-19 Regulations)

Results: 

2021 Challenge Cup Quarter Finals

Friday 7th May 2021
Catalan 6 Warrington 16 (at Leeds - Live on Sky Sports)
St Helens 23 Huddersfield 18 (at Leeds - Live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 8th May 2021
Hull FC 20 Wigan 10 (at Leeds - Live on BBC TWO)
Castleford 19 Salford 18 (After Golden Point ET - at Leeds - Live on BBC TWO)

2021 Challenge Cup Semi Finals

Saturday 5th June 2021
Hull FC 18 St Helens 33 (at Leigh - Live on BBC ONE)
Castleford 35 Warrington 20 (at Leigh - Live on BBC TWO)

2021 Challenge Cup Final

Saturday 17th July 2021
St Helens v Castleford (at Wembley Stadium - Live on BBC ONE)