Hull FC hang on for victory against Wakefield but play-offs look out of reach

  • Hull FC 26-23 Wakefield Trinity
  • Hull survive Wakefield fightback despite being a man down

Hull FC kept their slim hopes of a place in Super League’s play-off places alive by holding off a late fightback from a Wakefield side returning from an extended layoff owing to a series of positive coronavirus tests to close the gap on the competition’s top four.

Wakefield, whose own chance of a play-off place is now all but over, were without 10 first-team players, a number of whom were still self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, which forced last week’s game against Leeds to be postponed.

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