Catalans compound Hull's Woes

This was a disappointing result for a Hull team who have failed to deliver this season with a lightweight pack and and few ideas from the halves. They have certainly missed Albert Kelly and Mark Sneyd but even so this result was a shock .
The writing was perhaps on the wall when full back Jamie Shaul dropped a pass from Dean Hadley under the posts for an outrageous missed opportunity.
Catalan were soon into the game when big Kiwi Sam Moan bulldozed his way over after 15 minutes to cap a fine season.

Repeat errors from the Airlie Birds denied scores from Jez Litten and the talented Hakim Miloudi and the visitors themselves were not error free when classy centre Brayden Williame threw a pass meant for his winger straight into touch.

To their credit Miloudi and Carlos Tuimavave showed great motivation in an outstanding try saving tackle on Williame but it was the majestic Tony Gigot, turning into an international quality player who was the next scorer for the visitors.

Hull did hit back before half time when a mountainous Jake Connor cross field bomb was pushed back inside by Fetuli Talanoa and Josh Griffin was able to take the four .

With the visitors 10-4 up at half time Josh Drinkwater quickly added to the tally in the second half with a penalty goal.
Hull replied when Jake Connor set up Brad Fash who showed some good speed to finish well. There is no doubt that Hull have some fine young players  and whilst Hull fans may be pessimistic this Sunday morning there is still great hope for the future.

The next score however was from the Dragons with tall rangy wingman Iain Thornley racing over in the corner for a fine wingman’s try.
In a pulsating few minutes of play Jake Connor showed his undoubted quality with a beautiful pass to Fetuli Talanoa who was never going to miss such an opportunity .

Hull, playing some nice fast rugby league broke from the excellent Bureta Faraimo and a spectacular passing phase saw Danny Houghton offload to Jamie Shaul who made up for his earlier error.

Yet Catalan managed to hit back almost immediately when the excellent Williame scored a further try to level the scores at 20-20.
What an excellent season the Catalan centre has had looking dangerous every time he touched the ball.

The signing of the season Kenny Edwards finally sealed it for the Dragons as hull wavered towards the end and with the conversion the game was taken by the visitors.

This was a tight contest and coach Steve McNamarra will be pleased with the nature of the win. Hull coach Lee Radford has much to work on before the start of next season.

Hull FC: Jamie Shaul, Bureta Faraimo, Josh Griffin, Carlos Tuimavave, Fetuli Talanoa, Hakim Miloudi, Jake Connor, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Masi Matongo, Jordan Lane, Danny Washbrook, Dean Hadley.

Hull FC Bench: Brad Fash, Jez Litten, Mickey Paea, Lewis Bienek.

Catalans: Tony Gigot, Lewis Tierney, David Mead, Brayden Wiliame, Iain Thornley, Lucas Albert, Josh Drinkwater, Antoni Maria, Michael McIlorum, Sam Moa, Greg Bird, Benjami Jullien, Jason Baitieri.

Catalans Bench: Lambert Belmas, Alrix Da Costa, Kenny Edwards, Mickael Goudemand.


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