Hull 14-21 Wakefield

Wakefield moved to third in Super League after a 21-14 win over Hull at the KC Stadium.

John Kear’s men twice trailed in Hull’s 100th game at the KC, but fought back to record their third win in eight days following victories over Castleford and Bradford last weekend.

Former Hull scrum half Danny Brough was the key man for the visitors, setting up two tries and edging the Wildcats in front with the drop goal that ultimately put the game beyond Hull’s reach.

The home side, who are spiralling down the table after their fifth straight defeat, opened the scoring on ten minutes when Danny Washbrook sent Mark Calderwood over in the corner.

Jason Demetriou went over for his first try of the campaign and Wakefield took the lead for the first time when Tony Martin stripped the ball from Calderwood’s grasp and fed Scott Grix to score in the corner.

But Hull had the final say in the first half with Washbrook again the provider, this time putting Mike Burnett under the sticks for a four-pointer which was converted by Danny Tickle to give Hull a 12-8 half time advantage.

A long penalty by Tickle on 53 minutes stretched Hull’s advantage to a converted score, but it didn’t last long as Brough set up Jay Pitts for a try on the hour mark, which was converted, to tie things up at 14-14.

Brough then edged Wakefield in front with a drop goal, before Oliver Wilkes snatched the game-winning converted try to put breathing space between the two teams, and condemn Richard Agar’s Hull to yet another defeat.

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