Huddersfield kicked off and almost immediately lost their second row Harvey Keighley Payne to an injury, which disrupted their scrummage. Hull quickly began to get the upper hand in the forwards and had their moments and they were held up over the line after nine minutes and a coupled of dropped passes saw scoring chances go begging in a scrappy first quarter.
It took Hull until the 31st minute to record their first score when Huddersfield gave away a penalty and had their number eight Eddie Brown yellow carded. Hull took full advantage with full back Steve McColl found touch five yards out which gave Hull the lineout. An efficient catch and drive saw hooker Ali Thompson get the touchdown with centre Steve Johnson adding a good conversion.
Hull were starting to put more pressure on the home side and six minutes later a good break by winger Keane Naylor saw him tackled 15 yards out, but the ball was moved left to see Mike Adlard race over on the opposite wing for an unconverted try to see Hull leading 12-0. Huddersfield were unable to reduce the arrears as they missed a penalty at the end of the first half.
The second half saw Hull completely dominate the scrums and steal four Huddersfield line outs giving them plenty of possession, but it took the visitors until the 57th minute to increase their advantage through centre Johnson’s penalty.
After 79 minutes, a tremendous forward movement saw substitute prop Tivalu off load to Mike Jobling who plunged over for a try with Johnson’s conversion giving Hull a 22-0 advantage. With time running out, Huddersfield ran the ball brilliantly from behind their own line and their substitute right winger picked a kick through to go over for a fine try converted by full back Lewis Workman to reduce Hull’s lead.
This respite was short lived as Hull substitute back row man Alex Cullen charged down a kick 20 yards out to sprint over for Hull’s final try in the final seconds. Johnson’s conversion left the final score Hull 27-7 to high-flying Hull.