Hull KR 24-18 Hull FC

Bragging rights remain on the Eastern banks of the river in Hull after Justin Morgan’s Hull Kingston Rovers side overcame a stubborn Hull FC side at Craven Park.

Paul Cooke was the main architect scoring two tries and playing a part in several others proving his critics wrong, and silencing the away support.

Dobson’s high bomb triggered the opening score of the match of the two mins, Cooke latching onto the end of it to knock back to the supporting Australian to score.

Jordan Tansey made a massive error to allow Cooke to grab his first try of the game, failing to deal with an high-bomb from the former Hull FC favourite, who had the sense to capitalise when the ball bounced back favourably towards him.

But Tansey made amends firstly latching onto Richard Horne‘s weight kick to give the away side hope, before turning supplier to set-up Craig Hall for their second try of the game after the break despite Dobson earlier extending the Robins lead with a penalty goal.

Cooke then grabbed his second with twenty minutes remaining as KR looked to be heading for a comfortable victory, but that feeling was short lived when Gareth Raynor‘s cross-field run, combined with superb quick handling, allowed Mark Calderwood to squeeze in at the corner.

Hull looked to have snatched it when great play from Hall and Raynor looked to have sealed it at the death, but all was adjudged to have passed the ball forward in the final pass, despite replays showing that it was very debatable.

And with that in mind, Hull KR cruelly went from their own half of the pitch to the other with Ben Fisher breaking the Hull ranks to set up Jake Webster to power home and send the Rovers faithful crazy.

 

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