Super League Sunday: Wins for Hull KR and Wakefield, Hull FC held, Huddersfield woes continue

Action from Wakefield v London. (Picture: Gordon Clayton).

Action from Wakefield v London. (Picture: Gordon Clayton).

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Four games were played in Super League on Sunday with mixed fortunes for Yorkshire’s clubs.

Hull KR 23 Warrington 22

Michael Dobson’s 77th-minute drop goal stunned Warrington to cap a magnificent comeback by Hull KR at MS3 Craven Park.

A week after coming from 14 points down to beat Hull FC at the Magic Weekend, the Robins rallied from 22-6 behind to seal their third successive win in dramatic fashion.

Dobson was the hero as he has been so often during his time at Rovers, and the stage was set for him after directing Rovers back from the dead for the most unlikely of wins.

Hull 18 St Helens 18

For the second successive week Hull FC saw victory snatched away from them in the final minute as a late penalty from Tom Makinson meant St Helens grabbed a point at the KC Stadium.

Having lost the Hull derby in dramatic circumstances at the Magic Weekend, Hull again missed out but can console themselves at least with a point from a game they had enough possession to win twice over.

A robust defensive performance by St Helens looked to be sending them home victorious after tries for Adam Swift, Lance Hohaia and Jon Wilkin, but Danny Tickle’s late try and penalty gave Hull a narrow lead following scores for Richard Whiting and Richard Horne.

Leading for the first time with just minute remaining, Hull thought they had done enough until a penalty award with 90 seconds remaining handed their visitors a chance to level the scores.

Wakefield 24 London Broncos 6

London Broncos sank to the foot of the Stobart Super League after going down to a seventh consecutive defeat with an insipid display against Wakefield.

The Broncos, whose disappointing performances prompted a mid-season review by chairman David Hughes, hit rock bottom after fellow strugglers Widnes pulled off a surprise 26-22 win over Huddersfield ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Twickenham Stoop.

Wakefield were hardly tested as they atoned for a 36-0 defeat at London in March and were 22-0 up before having their line breached for the only time in the game just after the hour.

Widnes 26 Huddersfield 22

A dramatic last-minute try from full back Cameron Phelps gave Widnes a shock victory over Huddersfield to end their eight-match losing run.

Widnes had led from the third minute of the game after a three-try opening blast in the first 11 minutes to lead 16-0 but fell behind for the first time in the match at 22-20 with just five minutes remaining.

But in the dying seconds Rhys Hanbury’s kick hit the post and full back Phelps dived on the loose ball for the match winning try to which Patrick Ah Van added the conversion to seal a memorable win.

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