March has been an explosive month for Hull FC throughout their years at KCOM Stadium. We’ve rounded up some of the best moments.
KCOM Discover has teamed up with the KCOM Stadium to give you a hint of nostalgia, showcasing some of the most memorable events at the venue. With both resident teams, Hull Football Club and Hull City A.F.C., having a rich history spanning over three hundred years, it’s no wonder that there are some captivating stories to tell.
Today, we’re looking back at three poignant events in the Black and Whites’ history, from recent victories, to some of the first games at the stadium.
This time last year on 4 March 2017, Marc Sneyd silenced critics with a fantastic performance for Hull FC. He scored a hat trick, helping the Airlie Birds to win 48-8 to Huddersfield Giants at their home ground.
Unbelievably, he took the points tally to 28, far surpassing the mere eight that the Giants had previously gained. Albert Kelly, his half-back partner, also had a brilliant game that day.
Meanwhile, it was around this time fourteen years ago that Richard Whiting made his Hull FC debut in the Challenge Cup, a competition he would actually win the following season.
During the game, which took place on 29 February 2004, Leigh Centurions had a strong 10-0 lead, but the Black and Whites soon fought back with amazing tries from Shaun Briscoe, Colin Best, Garreth Carvell and Kirk Yeaman.
Whiting went on to play a massive part in Hull FC’s journey to the Cardiff Challenge Cup Final the following season.
On top of this, in 2003, the club scored past Sheffield Eagles in their second game ever at their new home, the KCOM Stadium. Their 88–0 win was the Airlie Birds’ highest victory of all time. The team’s wonderful 15 tries smashed their record score of 86-0 against Elland in 1899 and Lancashire Lynx in 2000.
Arguably, the game had already been won by halftime. The score was 48-0, as Richie Barnett and Steve Prescott had scored three and four tries in the first forty minutes. In addition to this, Matt Crowther kicked 14 of the 15 conversions to equal the goals in the game record, held jointly by Jim Kennedy and Sammy Lloyd. A record-breaking, magnificent day for both the fans and the team.
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