Wakefield Wildcats bounce back to stun Hull FC

Richard Mathers
Richard Mathers

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats stormed back from 16-0 down to clinch a 23-16 triumph at Hull FC in the First Utility Super League.

The hosts appeared to be cruising to victory when Danny Houghton, Jordan Rankin and Ben Crooks touched-down to put them 16-0 up after 52 minutes.

But Trinity avoided a sixth successive loss with a stirring fight-back in which Richard Mathers, Daniel Smith, Lucas Walshaw and Jarrod Sammut all crossed the whitewash to turn the game on its head.

Sammut added three conversions and Paul Sykes kicked a late drop goal to round-off a welcome win for Richard Agar’s men.

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