Hull FC 10 - 24 Warrington Wolves

Match info: Super League at The KC Stadium

Date: 23/02/2013 KO: 17:45 Att: 10,712

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Hull

TriesWesterman (10) Crooks (71)ConversionsCrooks (10)

10
vs
24

Warrington

TriesRiley (4, 62) Monaghan (56, 68) Higham (65)ConversionsHodgson (56, 65)

FT (ht: 6-4)

  • Last Updated: February 23 2013, 20:46 GMT

Warrington powered to a 24-10 victory against Hull FC after a second-half flurry of tries allowed them to come from behind and win their first Super League away game this season.

Joel Monaghan: Two tries for Warrington
Joel Monaghan: Two tries for Warrington

After drawing in their first encounter on the road against Wigan, the Wolves went one better this time as they came from 6-4 down at the turnaround to clinch a hard-fought game with a strong second-half performance.

The first half was a battle between two solid forward packs and the scoreline of 6-4 at the break was a testament to the home side's defence.

Hull could not withstand a second-half barrage though, and tries from Joel Monaghan (two), Chris Riley and Micky Higham pulled the Wire clear.

The visitors came into the game without key playmaker Lee Briers and powerful forward Ben Westwood, who was serving a one-match suspension for fighting.

Richard Horne was given a guard of honour by his team-mates before the game, commemorating his 350th game for the club.

Warrington started strongly and scored inside the first four minutes.

Michael Monaghan earned his side a penalty with a clever dummy half run that got the Wolves into position. From there they spread the ball left and an excellent pass by Brett Hodgson found Chris Riley for the try in the corner.

Hull turned the tide with the help of some great play by Danny Houghton. After chip kicking for himself and forcing an error from Hodgson with a ferocious hit, he then showed great speed of thought to provide Joe Westerman with the short pass to crash over on 10 minutes; Ben Crooks converted to give Hull a two point lead.

Warrington then spurned an opportunity when Trent Waterhouse was held up after collecting Richie Myler's kick.

The visitors were almost made to pay when Shannon McDonnell broke down the middle but Joe Westerman narrowly failed to find Tom Lineham, who would surely have crashed over just before the break.

Back-to-back penalties gave the home side some second-half relief but Mark O'Meley knocked on close to the line. The Wolves received their own relieving penalty, and a Stefan Ratchford crossfield kick forced a drop-out.

Warrington, camped on the Hull line, forced another drop-out off Myler's grubber kick just before the hour mark.

It was third time lucky when Ratchford's kick high across the field found Joel Monaghan, who towered above Hull winger Tom Briscoe to score. Hodgson converted the crucial try and made it 10-6 with 20 minutes remaining.

An error by Danny Tickle handed the Wolves another set and they utilised this when Myler broke the line from a Chris Hill offload and found Riley in the corner for his second try, giving Warrington a two-score lead.

Warrington extended their lead as Michael Monaghan skipped free and two passes later Higham scored under the posts, Hodgson converted for a 14-point lead.

The visitors added another score when Joel Monaghan collected Myler's kick and touched down. The video ref gave Ben Crooks a late consolation try.


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