Written by John Davidson
Photo by Hull FC
His coach has called him ‘The Iceman’ and Marc Sneyd lived up to his nickname, landing his 33rd career drop goal for Hull FC to hand them a golden point win over Wakefield.
The Black & Whites and Trinity were locked at 26-26 after a second half comeback by the home side at Belle Vue.
But then up stepped Sneyd in extra-time to save the day once again.
The halfback had extra pressure on his shoulders last night as his wife is in hospital pregnant with his second child, and Sneyd was on call to leave the game if the birth began.
Hull FC coach Lee Radford hailed the composure of his playmaker.
“That’s five or six times he’s done that for us now,” Radford said.
“To be fair, he did exactly the same last week from 45 yards out and it probably didn’t get spoken about because of the last punch at the end.
“To hold the nerves at the end like he has done – with his missus sat waiting to drop and someone else on the phone on the touchline ready to shoot him back to Hull if that’s the case – it shows that not a lot gets to him.”
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Hull FC snapped a three-game losing streak with the one-point win.
The week before the Black & Whites fell to a James Maloney try in the final minute against Catalans at home.
This time they were ahead 20-6 at half-time but Wakefield rallied in the second half to equalize in the 77th minute and send the match to golden point.
Radford was relieved to come away with the two points.
“Last week the disappointment was huge to lose in the last play of the game like that against Catalans,” he said.
“So I was really pleased with the response throughout the game.
“We knew they’d have a period in the second half where everything went their way and it did.
“They had some joy on the back end of that but we did enough to get a result which is something we just fell short of last week.
“I think the group needed it a win. I definitely needed it but the group did, too.
“They’ve been working hard and so to get it in that manner was pleasing as well.”