Hull FC 20-30 Wigan Warriors

Hull FC were prevented from continuing their climb up the engage Super League table by an impressive Wigan Warriors, who ran out 30-20 winners thanks to two tries apiece from Trent Barrett and Pat Richards.

The Black and Whites will be disappointed after wins over Huddersfield and St Helens had got their season underway, but they were comprehensively outplayed by a Wigan side that looks set for better things.

Danny Tickle had opened the scoring for the visitors with a penalty goal, but tries from Barrett and Richards – who converted both – put the Warriors firmly in control of proceedings with a 12-2 lead at the break.

Hutch Maiava powered his way over the line after the restart to give Hull a ray of hope, but second touch downs from Barrett and Richards virtually ended the game as a contest. 

The final Warriors try came from Chris Ashton, who must have been pleased to get on the scoresheet after being heckled by the Hull supporters for his decision to switch codes with Northampton Saints.

The Airlie Birds showed what they are truly capable of with a late flourish, tries from Willie Manu and Richard Horne adding respectability to the scoreline and giving the team some hope of a return to good form next week.

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