Sneyd the hero in Hull's golden-point win

By Russell Greaves 14 April 2019 518
Sneyd the hero in Hull's golden-point win

Hull FC secured a thrilling 31-30 Super League win over Catalans Dragons following Marc Sneyd's golden-point heroics in Perpignan on Saturday. 

The visitors triumphed after a match in which the momentum swung wildly on several occasions, the cool-headed Sneyd ultimately proving the hero.

Hull, who made it five away victories on the bounce, went from eight points behind to 18-8 up before staring down the barrel at 30-28 down in the final minute.

Sneyd's excellent late penalty extended the contest and the same man came good with a drop goal, marking his second golden point of the season.

In the topsy-turvy 80 minutes that came before, teenage duo Jack Brown and Connor Wynne both scored their first tries for Hull to help wipe out Tony Gigot's opener.

Josh Griffin grabbed two tries, the second sandwiched by efforts from Jason Baitieri and Benjamin Garcia for the hosts, whose resolve appeared to have been broken when Bureta Faraimo bundled over.

But Fouad Yaha and Sam Kasiano also crossed, the latter's try converted by Sam Tomkins to put Catalans ahead with the clock ticking down.

However, Sneyd kept his cool to kick a lengthy penalty that levelled it up at 30 apiece and then produced the match-winning drop goal.

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