City of Hull Academy 26 Warrington 33; how did the Hull FC lads get on?

Hull FC ring-fenced back rower Zeus Silk was impressive again.

City of Hull suffered their second loss of the 2016 season after a second half comeback from Warrington inflicted a seven point defeat.

A hat-trick for Callum Lancaster wasn’t enough as Danny Wilson’s men let slip of a hard-earned 16-6 half time lead.

Jack Sanderson – Was outstanding against London last week but had little opportunities to shine against Warrington. Defensively though he positioned himself well and dealt with high bombs and last tackle plays well.

Callum Lancaster – Another hat-trick from the flying winger took his tally to 58 tries in just 37 games at all levels. Only one try was scored on his side, as Callum exploited all openings in an energetic display.

Harry Tyson-Wilson – City of Hull’s first two tries came off his brilliance. Kick for Lancaster’s first try was as good as it gets – great awareness and execution from Harry. Linked well with Harris in the halves at times, and proved a danger throughout. Only critique is to get his hands on the ball more often, as when he does positive things happen.

Brad Clavering – Huge physical presence down the middle of the park. Great offload ability and has the capability to break the line. Carries well and influence is huge. Dominating at this level and with no U19 game next week should be playing U23s against Wigan on the 17th April.

Ash Bastiman – Scored a well taken brace in an encouraging personal performance. Supported Tyson-Wikson superbly for his first try and ran a great line off Harris for his second. Potent with his carries and will hope to replicate that in the U23s next week.

Zeus Silk – Arguably been City of Hull’s best and most consistent player this season. Has so much energy and enthusiasm and displays both in abundance on the field. Strong carrier of the ball and loves a hit up. Thrives off the workload and is just as solid in defence. Hoping for a step up in U23s next week, cxcčAll hail Zeus.

Billy Wardell – First league appearance at this level and looked to get stuck in at every opportunity. Showed enough promise and was energetic with ball in hand.

Jez Litten – Hardly had any minutes on the field to influence the game. Thrives off quick play of the balls and wasn’t helped as Warrington hit back in the second half.

Josh Pickering – Got stuck in off the bench and made some handy metres. Enthusiastic display.

City of Hull Starting XIII: 1. Jack Sanderson, 2. William Oakes, 3. Joe Cator, 4. Max Riseham, 5. Callum Lancaster, 6. Harry Tyson-Wilson, 7. Liam Harris, 8. Ben Butler, 9. William Jubb, 10. Ash Bastiman, 11. Zeus Silk, 12. Owen Harrison, 13. Brad Clavering. Interchange: 14. Jez Litten, 15. Billy Wardell, 16. Josh Pickering, 17. Chris Smith.

City of Tries: Lancaster 3, Bastiman 2. Goals: Oakes 3/5

Scoring Chart: 6-0, 12-0, 12-6, 16-6, 16-12, 16-18-16-22, 22-22, 22-26, 22-32, 26-32, 26-33.

City of Hull Academy’s next game is away to Leeds on Thursday 21st April at Stanningley RLFC. Hull FC’s U23s play at Brantingham Park on Sunday 17th April.


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