Super League  Friday 1st August 2014  Kingston Communications Stadium  Att: 10,214

Squad

Abdull, Bowden, Ellis, Green, Hadley, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Paea, Paleaaesina, Sa, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Squad

Makinson, Turner, Jones, Masoe, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Soliola, Manu, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Amor, Wellens, Walmsley, Percival, Wheeler, Dawson, Richards, Thompson, McDonnell.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Mickey Paea

Tom Lineham

Richard Horne

GOAL SCORERS:

Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman

Joe Westerman

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Joe Westerman

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Paul Wellens

Tom Makinson

GOAL SCORERS:

Mark Percival

Mark Percival

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Richard Horne rolled back the years with a man-of-the-match performance for Hull FC as they toppled First Utility Super League leaders St Helens 19-12 to gain their first win in seven matches.

The 32-year-old half-back looks set to end his 16-year career with the Black and Whites at the end of the season after being told he will not get a new contract but he showed he still has plenty to offer as he masterminded an impressive win for his side at the KC Stadium.

Horne, who returned to the side in place of the injured Jordan Rankin, scored their first try and was influential throughout as lowly Hull maintained their recent improvement by claiming a notable scalp.

St Helens skipper Paul Wellens scored his 1,000th point for his club as they battled throughout with a makeshift half-back pair but they can have no complaints over the outcome.

Saints, whose only other defeat in their last seven matches was at neighbouring Hull KR, stay top of the table courtesy of Leeds' surprise home defeat by Bradford and they also lift the Steve Prescott Cup in memory of the former England full-back who played with distinction for both clubs after topping the aggregate score in the two games this season.

Saints were the liveliest team in a nervous opening quarter for both teams and took the lead when right winger Tom Makinson scooped up a wayward pass and wrong-footed the Hull defence to score his 22nd try of the season.

Mark Percival added the conversion to make it 6-0 but Hull gradually clawed their way back into the contest, largely through the efforts of Horne.

The former Great Britain half-back twisted and turned out of a series of attempted tackles to register his side's first try on 17 minutes and Joe Westerman levelled the scores.

That gave the home side just the confidence they needed, while the introduction of heavyweight forward Iafeta Paleaaesina lifted the crowd as he tore into the Saints defence.

A clean break by full-back Jamie Shaul came to nothing but Hull maintained the pressure and it paid off six minutes before the break when right winger Tom Lineham forced his way over from dummy half close to the line and Westerman's second goal made it 12-6.

The half-time hooter came at a good time for St Helens, who were a rejuventated side at the start of the second half largely through the efforts of hooker James Roby.

Makinson demonstrated his ever-present threat with a 50-metre break out of defence and, although Shaul pulled off a crucial tackle, Hull's defence was exposed out wide when loose forward Willie Manu slipped out a superb pass to get skipper Wellens over for his side's second try, which enabled him to reach 1,000 points for the club.

Percival's second conversion tied the scores but that served to inject fresh enthusiasm into the home ranks.

Westerman missed a chance to reclaim the lead for Hull when he put a penalty attempt wide of the target but another probing run from Horne created the position from which prop Mickey Paea proved unstoppable from 10 metres out as he claimed his third try of the season.

Westerman was again off target with the goal attempt but Hull forced their visitors into a series of handling errors to keep them pinned inside their own half and Westerman clinched the win with a penalty and a drop goal.

Match Action

  • 76m
    dropgoal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 75m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 59m
    try

    Mickey Paea

    Hull

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Hull

  • 48m
    try

    Paul Wellens

    St Helens

  • 48m
    goal

    Mark Percival

    St Helens

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Laffranchi

    St Helens

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Willie Manu

    St Helens

  • 35m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 35m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Luke Thompson

    St Helens

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Sia Soliola

    St Helens

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Hull

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

    St Helens

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Mose Masoe

    St Helens

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Alex Walmsley

    St Helens

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Kyle Amor

    St Helens

  • 17m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 17m
    try

    Richard Horne

    Hull

  • 4m
    try

    Tom Makinson

    St Helens

  • 4m
    goal

    Mark Percival

    St Helens