Saints beat 12 man Hull FC in horrendous conditions!

Saints maintained our100% record in this season’s Super League with a comfortable 38- 6 win over Hull FC in East Yorkshire in freezing cold conditions.

We could have taken a second minute lead as Jonny Lomax chased and gathered his own kick, however the referee judged that there had been a knock on.

It wasn’t long until we did take the lead in East Yorkshire though. Off the back of a Konrad Hurrell carry, we worked the ball from right to left and Jack Welsby found Mark Percival running a strong line and he broke through the Hull line to score. Tommy Makinson, on kicking duties, added the extras, 6-0.

Connor Wynne was then sent to the sin bin for ten minutes after he tipped Welsby onto his head on the final tackle. From the penalty Saints worked a chance down the right edge, Josh Simm dove over to score but the prior pass to him was judged to have gone forward by referee Chris Kendall.

From the scrum restart, Saints were awarded another penalty from in front of the sticks. Makinson made no mistake which gave us an 8-0 lead.

On the back of another Hull FC error, Saints got a scrum ten metres from the Hull line. From the scrum we moved the ball from left to right and it ended with Simm sliding over from close range after Saints created an overlap. Makinson added a tricky conversion, 14-0. Luke Gale then received a red card for going studs up on Jonny Lomax as he kicked the ball downfield.

Simm grabbed his second try of the game two minutes before the end of the half. We threw the ball through the hands from left to right, it resulted with Welsby throwing a cut-out pass to Simm and he slid over in the right corner. Makinson added the extras from the right touchline, 20-0.

There was a feisty start to the second half, however Saints had a video referee review for a try in the 50th minute. Welsby kicked and chased his own kick and grounded the ball under the sticks, despite a Hull defender’s best attempts to stop him. The try was awarded. Makinson added the extras, 26-0.

Hull responded. A high kick was not dealt with by Saints and Josh Griffin collected the loose ball to score for the hosts. Darnell McIntosh added the extras, 26-6. Saints had another try ruled out shortly after, as Joey Lussick’s pass that sent Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook over was deemed to have gone forward.

Our fifth try wasn’t far away though. Agnatius Paasi with a great run and offload to Sione Mata’utia who threw a dummy before sliding over the line to score! Makinson once again added the extras, 32-6.

A sixth and final try of the game followed. Lewis Dodd with a great step to make a break before going around the full-back to slide over and score. Makinson maintained his 100% kicking record for the game as Saints returned back to the North West with two points and an impressive 38-6 victory.

Hull FC Line up

1Jamie Shaul
2Darnell McIntosh
3Cameron Scott
4Connor Wynne
5Adam Swift
6Josh Reynolds
7Luke Gale
8Brad Fash
9Danny Houghton
10Ligi Sao
11Josh Griffin
12Jordan Lane
13Jordan Johnstone
14Chris Satae
15Joe Lovodua
16Jack Brown
17Mitieli Vulikijapani

Last updated 19 Feb 22 14:29:11

80'

FT: ⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-38 Saints 😇

Two from two for the Champs! A 🔝 performance!

#COYS

75'

We win a penalty and a scrum, but are penalised for crossing as Lomax looks for Simm in the corner…5 to go.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-38 Saints 😇

69'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson with another conversion.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-38 Saints 😇

68'
Try
Lewis Dodd for Saints

DODDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! The little man jinxes his way through!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-36 Saints 😇

66'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson keeps up his 100% kicking record this afternoon as he slots over the two to extend our lead!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-32 Saints 😇

64'
Try
Sione Mata'utia for Saints

I WANNA DANCE WITH SIONEEEEEEEE!! The big man dances around the Hull defence to get in on the act!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-30 Saints 😇

61'

LMS thinks he has gone over, but a forward pass is called. No try.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-26 Saints 😇

58'
Goal
Darnell McIntosh for Hull FC

McIntosh kicks the two.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 6-26 Saints 😇

57'
Try
Josh Griffin for Hull FC

Griffin scores for Hull after Saints allow a high kick to bounce.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 4-26 Saints 😇

52'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two from right in front!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-26 Saints 😇

51'
Try
Jack Welsby for Saints

THAT MAN JUST LOVES SCORING AT HULL!!! Super Jack chases his own kick through and is there to touch down! It goes upstairs as a no try, but it’s rightly given!

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51'

Sironen catches Reynolds late and the latter didn’t like it. Both teams come together before we are awarded the penalty for the Hull reaction.

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46'

Hull start the second half on top, forcing Saints in our own goal before they win a penalty after a shot from Curtis Sironen who is off the bench!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-20 Saints 😇

42'

A change for Saints just before the break as Lussick is on at hooker as Knowles makes way. Robes has gone to loose forward by the looks of it.

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41'

We are back underway in a snowy Hull!!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-20 Saints 😇

#COYS

40'

HT: ⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-20 Saints 😇

Two tries from Josh Simm, a Mark Percival score and five from five from the boot of Tommy Makinson means we lead at the break in Hull.

#COYS

39'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the extras yet again as we approach the break!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-20 Saints 😇

38'
Try
Josh Simm for Saints

Simmmyy at the double!! The ball moves through hands and Welsby has his third assist – a cut-out pass for Simm’s second of the afternoon!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-18 Saints 😇

Josh Simm enjoyed that one!

34'

LMS and Iggy Paasi are on as Walmsley and Matty Lees make way.

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29'
Red Card
Luke Gale for Hull FC

Luke Gale has been sent off after catching Lomax high on the leg with his boot following a kick.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-14 Saints 😇

29'

Great defence from Saints keeps a full set out nd we have it back! The travelling Saints fans behind those sticks enjoyed that one!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-14 Saints 😇

27'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson nails the touchline conversion! But Hull get a chance to respond after Welsby drops the resulting kick off.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-14 Saints 😇

25'
Try
Josh Simm for Saints

Another penalty and we are in at the corner straight from the scrum! Simm latching onto Welsby’s pass – his second assist of the afternoon! Well in Simmy!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-12 Saints 😇

23'

Hull win a penalty in their own half after a push in the back from Matty Lees, but we get it straight back after Griffin loses the ball under a Jonny Lomax tackle…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-8 Saints 😇

21'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson slots over the two from right in front to extend our lead.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-8 Saints 😇

20'

Simm goes over in the corner after a pass from Lomax, but referee Chris Kendall says it went forward. No try.

We get it back moments later after another Hull penalty right in front…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-6 Saints 😇

18'
Yellow Card
Connor Wynne for Hull FC

Connor Wynne is sent to the bin for a dangerous tackle. Penalty to Saints in the Hull half…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-6 Saints 😇

11'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson on kicking duties this afternoon converts confidently!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-6 Saints 😇

10'
Try
Mark Percival for Saints

YES WE CAN!!!!! Super Jack finds Percy with a short ball and he powers over! GET IN!

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8'

This time we win the penalty and have a set in the Hull half. Can we make this one count?

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7'

Both teams with early errors. First an incorrect play-the-ball from Saints then a knock on from Hull before Dodd drops Roby’s ball from dummy half.

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4'

Hull with the early pressure as a Luke Gale kick to this near side nearly finds former Saint Adam Swift. Luckily for Saints the ball finds touch and we win a penalty.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-0 Saints 😇

1'

We are off and underway here in Hull! COYS!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-0 Saints 😇

The boys are ready to go!

This man has scored 7 tries in Saints’ last three meetings with Hull FC!

A first start of the season for Josh Simm this afternoon…

The boss has confirmed that Will Hopoate misses out today due to a rib injury picked up in the win over Catalans last week. He is replaced by Josh Simm. Hear from him on our social media channels.

Here is your Saints line up this afternoon! The only change sees Josh Simm in for Will Hopoate who misses out after picking up a knock against Catalans last week…

The pitch here at the MKM Stadium is in great condition!

Hello from Hull! 👋

Here is a reminder of our 21 man squad ahead of today’s game. We will have the all important team news for you at 11am….

We have sold out our allocation of tickets for today’s game which is a fantastic effort, but there are still tickets available on the gate over in Hull!

Head over to our news section to read all about today’s game from the officials to ticket information and turnstiles!

Hello and Welcome to our live matchday blog as Saints travel to Hull FC for a 12:30 kick off live on Channel 4!