Hull FC 12-23 Castleford Tigers
The Black & Whites fell to a disappointing defeat to Castleford Tigers on Thursday evening, going down 23-12 at the MKM Stadium. The Airlie Birds remained in the game until the closing stages, with tries from Adam Swift and Jake Connor, but a Jordan Turner brace, as well as scores from Niall Evalds, was enough to give the Tigers the points.
Hull made four changes going into the games with several players dropping out after the clash with the Robins; Josh Reynolds (medial ligament) and Joe Cator (Achilles) were unavailable having sustained long-term injuries. Jamie Shaul and Jack Brown also dropped out of contention, while quartet Ben McNamara, Chris Satae, Mahe Fonua and Jordan Johnstone came into the side.
The Tigers drew first blood in the game with Jordan Turner crashing over from close range after just three minutes, with Castleford’s very first attack in the Hull half.
Hull though, with their first real chance in the opposition half, soon made it one try a-piece, as Adam Swift dived over acrobatically in the corner for his 13th of the season, making him Betfred Super League’s joint-highest try-scorer in 2021.
Sneyd added the goal, which saw him become Hull’s highest-point scorer of the Super League era, overtaking Danny Tickle.
To read the full report of the game – click here.
Hull FC 12 (6)
Tries: Swift, Connor. Goals: Sneyd 2.
Castleford Tigers 23 (13)
Tries: Turner 2, Richardson, Evalds. Goals: Richardson 3. Drop-goal: Richardson.