McGuire and Burrow book final farewell
Houghton’s pass over the line.
Having largely dominated the opening 40 minutes, a 12-6 interval lead was scant reward for Leeds. Hull responded five minutes after the restart when a delightful handling sequence culminated in Jake Connor sending Mahe Fonua over.
Marc Sneyd failed to convert and gradually the momentum swung back in Leeds’ favour, and crashed with teenage full-back Jack Walker almost scarpering clear from Mitch Garbutt’s pass.
In the 54th minute, Cumbrian prop Brad Singleton collected from McGuire and embarked on a marauding diagonal run which took him over in the left corner.
Referee Phil Bentham signalled a no-try and video referee Robert Hicks supported his view, much to the dismay of the home faithful. Moments later, Hull advanced up field and forged ahead when Sneyd’s high kick was fielded by Connor into the path of Sika Manu, who touched down from close range.
Sneyd’s conversion made it 16-12 to Hull but Liam Sutcliffe showed outstanding pace and strength to scythe through the visiting defence inside the left channel in the 62nd minute to make it 16-16. Watkins converted to seal the slender victory.