Andy Last relieved to see Hull keep season alive with victory over Huddersfield


A late goal from Marc Sneyd enabled Hull to keep their season alive as they completed the double over Huddersfield with an 18-16 victory at Warrington.

The Giants had a chance to go in front for the first time eight minutes from the end when captain Aidan Sezer attempted a drop goal with the scores locked at 16-16 but he was off target and Sneyd ensured he paid the price by finding the mark with a successful penalty goal two minutes later.READ: Hull 18-16 Huddersfield: Marc Sneyd inspires Hull to victory“It was a tough game,” said Hull’s interim head coach Andy Last. “The two teams were desperate.

“The first 40 minutes were high quality, both teams completed at a high rate and the boys at half time spoke about how quick the game was.

“Over the course of 80 minutes there were some good bits and some we need to get better at.

“It keeps the season alive, we spoke about that, we want to try and win every game.”


Last singled out for particular praise loose forward Joe Cator, who was one of a handful of players returning to the team following the defeat by Leeds.

“Joe worked his blood to water,” Last said. “The modern-day game suits him down to the ground. He’s not the biggest middle but he’s one of the fittest and his enthusiasm is infectious.

“We’ve got to keep him on the ground and manage him the right way because he does expend a lot of energy.

“I thought the team worked really hard, there was a collective effort and a collective spirit.

“There’s a real good feel in the changing room. I feel they all contributed and we need to do it again on Sunday.”



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