Hull FC’s coach Lee Radford was absolutely delighted with Marc Sneyd’s 50-metre drop goal which secured Hull’s dramatic 27-26 win over Wakefield at the KCOM Stadium.
With only 90 seconds left on the clock, a left-footed effort in heavy conditions proved to be the difference between the two teams.
Radford, the youngest coach in the Super League, was thrilled with his team’s victory which was their third consecutive win, a run which has catapulted them up the league.
The ever-reliable Sneyd proved to be the match-winner with the sweetest of drop-goals, however, the two-time Challenge Cup-winning coach had his doubts if it would have the legs from 52 metres out.
“I thought we were too far out to try it. It was an unbelievable effort from him in those conditions with the ball as wet as it probably was. And with the surface as damp as it was, it sailed over with about 10 metres to go too.” Radford said.
“We don’t like to do things the easy way. Hopefully, it gives us plenty of confidence going into the Saints game on Friday. In the first half, we didn’t give ourselves much of a chance and they scored three tries off our errors.
“The team talk (at half-time) was about fixing it with the football and not go in our shell either as we were chasing the game. How we came out and started the second half was really pleasing.”
Hull FC's Marc Sneyd kicked this incredible 50 metre drop goal to give the Black and Whites a 27-26 win over Wakefield Trinity on Easter Monday
Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester was bitterly disappointed with the manner of the defeat but praised his side’s display.
“It was gut-wrenching to be honest,” said Chester. “There are a lot of disappointed people in the changing rooms. We did a lot of good things and I can’t fault the effort and spirit of my players.
“We had a young side out there with a few changes, some were forced, some unforced and those who came in did a great job for us.
“We scored some nice tries in the first half and came up with good options. But we didn’t have a lot of field position in the second half. We’re not far away, and we feel robbed with a 52-metre drop goal in those conditions, it was a hell of a kick.”