Warrington's Second Half Comeback Secures 2 Points


Hull made a more than convincing start to the game, firstly driving Warrington's Ryan Atkins into touch on their first defensive set, then earning a penalty to put themselves within touching distance of first points. Harris shaping a cross field kick perfectly on the last, Connor batting the ball back inside for Sika Manu who offloaded to Dean Handley to score the games opener after 6 minutes, Connor converting.

A penalty would once more set the platform for Hull's next try, Minichello having the ball reefed out in the tackle, Hull going down-field and Mickey Paea flying onto a Danny Houghton crash ball to go through the line and score, Connor cnverting again to make it 12-0 after 12 minutes.

Hull were defending superbly, first Cameron Scott forcing Tyrone Roberts back behind his own line for a repeat set and then Hakim Miloudi doing the same just minutes later to Josh Charnley.

Warrington looked to have finally gotten their breakthrough after 27 minutes of trying, Ratchford putting Charnley through in the corner but the referee pulling it back for a forward pass, much to the displeasure of every fan in blue.

Minutes later it was Hull's turn to be denied by the officials, Miloudi going over and the decision handed upstairs as no try, the video referee ruling Jamie Shaul offside during the build up play.

The half would end with Hull scrambling to defend their line, first Ben Murdoch-Masila held up and denied, quickly followed by Tom Lineham being prevented from scoring against his former club.

Steve Price must have read his side the riot act during the interval because they came out swinging in the second half, forcing a goal line drop out after Charnley raced through to try and ground a loose ball, in form second rower Harvey Livett would at last get the Wolves on the board, bursting onto a Kevin Brown pass and having enough strength to get rid of Dean Hadley, Livett converting his own try.

Kevin Brown would turn from try creator to try scorer just minutes later, attacking the line and his momentum carrying him over the line to put Warrington back within 2 points with the kick to come, Livett making no mistake.

Warrington would take the lead for the first time in the game with 20 minutes left to play, Tongan try machine, Ben Murdoch-Masila had been threatening all day and he finally got his reward, shooting out of dummy half from a quick play the ball and power over the line, Livett knocking the kick over again to make it 18-12.

 The floodgates were well and truly opening now, Josh Charnley wouldn't have this one taken off him, Atkins drawing the attention of the winger and then releasing Charnley into the corner, Livett nailing his most difficult kick of the night to go 4/4 and make it 24-12.

After Dec Patton was denied a try from dummy half by the video ref, the Wolves wouldn't have to wait much longer to deliver the next blow to the Hull hopes', after winning a goal line drop out the Wolves would target the Hull left edge, Ratchford crabbing across the line before setting away Atkins on the outside of his man to score, Livett on the mark again with the boot, 30-12.

Livett looked like he may just have grabbed a second with 5 minutes to play, the video referee denying him though, Livett deemed to have pushed Washbrook in the scramble for the ball ruling the try out, final score Warrington 30 Hull 12.

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