Hull FC 14 Warrington Wolves 14 - Lessons to learn for Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson’s maiden home match as Hull FC head coach produced the first draw since the Golden Point system was introduced against his former club Warrington.

Hull FC's Marc Sneyd attempts a drop goal. Picture: PA.
Hull FC's Marc Sneyd attempts a drop goal. Picture: PA.

Hodgson spent the final three years of his playing career at the Wolves, winning the 2012 Lance Todd trophy during Warrington’s successful Challenge Cup campaign, but his former employers and current side could not be separated despite two extra five-minute periods as the contest finished 14-14.

The first half was devoid of any attacking impetus as they shared a penalty apiece from Marc Sneyd and Stefan Ratchford before Jake Connor and Chris Hill traded second-half tries.

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Carlos Tuimavave crossed in the corner with 11 minutes remaining as Hull looked set to make it three Super League wins from three under Hodgson.

Hull FC's Jordan Lane (left) gets away from Warrington Wolves' Blake Austin. Picture: PA.

However, Jake Mamo slipped through the Hull defence with two seconds remaining to cross and Gareth Widdop converted to level the match after regulation time.

In total, Hull and Warrington had nine attempts between them to snatch victory but neither could convert.

“I don’t know (if it a point won or lost), it’s a little bit underwhelming not getting a result, obviously we will take the point based on the fact that we would have been pretty disappointed if we lost it in the end,” Hodgson said.

“Plenty of lessons to learn from that game, but in terms of our attitude to defending in particular, couldn’t be more proud.

“I thought they asked plenty of good questions of us as a defence line but I thought we came up with majority of the right answers. Little bit disappointed, obviously, with that last play of the game - giving them the chance to tie it up, but really proud of the effort.

“I wouldn’t say we are happy with a point but I would say we are happy not to lose the game.”

Hull: Connor, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Swift, McNamara, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Satae, Savelio, Lane, Cator. Substitutes: Fash, Brown, Bowden, Scott.

Warrington: Ratchford, Thewlis, Mamo, King, Charnley, Austin, Widdop, Hill, D. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Davis. Substitutes: J. Clark, Philbin, Mulhern, Walker.

Referee: Robert Hicks (RFL)