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Mighty Miller a golden shot


- By Dave Craven

WILLIE POCHING says Jacob Miller had “ice in his veins” to seal Wakefield a dramatic golden point win.

The Trinity captain nailed his side’s first drop-goal effort with just seconds to go in the first period of extra-time.

Gutted Hull scrum-half Luke Gale had been off target with two drop-goal attempts, badly skewing his second.

But Wakefield, who had been 14-0 and 18-6 down, seized their chance to end an eight-game losing run.

Australian half-back Miller has been with the club since 2015 but is reportedly joining Castleford next year.

Head coach Poching said: “He’s been a great servant. We’d like to keep him. If it’s not to be, he can go – even before today – with the adulation of fans here.

“He had ice in his veins to make that drop goal. He was really calm getting the team to where they needed to be. I won’t lie: it feels good to get a win again.And there’s a tinge of relief.”

Wakefield lost England centre Reece Lyne to an ankle injury after just four minutes, but they showed their resilience. They had tries from Matty Ashurst and Corey Hall before fullback Lee Gaskell sliced through to touch down in the 79th minute and Mason Lino then grabbed his third conversion to force extra-time.

Hull struggled badly after star fullback Jake Connor limped off with medial ligament damage in the 47th minute. At that point they were 18-6 up thanks to two tries from Adam Swift and one from Darnell McIntosh.

Hull head coach Brett Hodgson said: “We lost our way when Jake went off. We still had enough chances to see the game out.”

WAKEFIELD – Tries: Ashurst, Hall, Gaskell. Goals: Lino (3). DG: Miller.

HULL FC – Tries: Swift (2), McIntosh. Goals: Gale (3).

 ?? ?? DREAM FINISH Miller kicks the point that ends Wakefield’s horror run
DREAM FINISH Miller kicks the point that ends Wakefield’s horror run

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