Hello and welcome along to tonight's live Hull FC blog where we will be bringing you all the updates from the KCOM Stadium as Lee Radford's side take on St Helens.
Wigan Warriors did Hull a favour last night by beating Castleford Tigers. Their 26-8 win at the DW Stadium ensured that the Black and Whites have something to play for this evening.
As such, for FC it's a very simple equation: Beat Saints tonight and the Black and Whites will extend their season by snatching a play-off place.
Hull are still outsiders this evening as they take on League Leaders' Shield winners, but with a top five spot on the line, Radford will be hoping his side can upset the odds.
We'll be reporting live from the KCOM Stadium to bring you all the build-up, team news, match updates and reaction.
Goodnight and goodbye, for now
That’s all from us this evening at the KCOM Stadium and in terms of our Hull FC matchday coverage, that’s all from us for the season.
Can we end by saying thank you to everyone who has been with us throughout what’s been an up and down campaign, one that’s ended on a flat note.
We’ll be back bigger and even better next season, but don’t forget we’re still live each day with our Rugby League News blog to bring you all the latest updates, opinion and reaction from across the game.
Until next time...
Radford praises supporters
Lee Radford believes Hull FC players did themselves proud defensively on their final game of the season, despite falling to a 22-6 defeat to St Helens.
The Black and Whites were ultimately denied the chance to advance into the top five, with Castleford Tigers sealing the last spot in the play-offs, but they put on a rousing performance against the League Leaders’ Shield winners.
Thoughts from Justin Holbrook
We expected a really tough game and we got that. We knew Hull had everything to play for. It was exactly what we needed and we need a week off now.
Hull FC may have missed out on the play-offs but they could leave the KCOM Stadium with their heads held high after losing 6-22 to St Helens.
The Black and Whites showed character, they showed grit, but they were ultimately beaten by the better side on a night they were denied the chance to enter the play-offs and extend their season by at least another week.
It was an emotional night for some, with Mark Minichiello playing his last ever career game, and while he didn’t get the send off his illustrious career deserved, his teammates gave it their all without being able to crack the notoriously tough nut in front of them.
Ultimately, Hull’s season ends in disappointment on the back of four straight Super League defeats, with the defeat ensuring Castleford Tigers take the title of the Yorkshire’s top side in 2019 by taking the final spot in the play-offs.
There's the hooter
That will bring an end to the game. Hull fail to make the play-offs but do themselves proud. It finishes 22-6 to Saints.
Kelly dabs one into the corner
But he and Naulago weren’t quite on the same wave length and that one was easy for Grace to collect.
Huddersfield 14-22 Catalans
Hull FC 6-18 St Helens
Leeds 14-0 Warrington
Salford 10-14 Hull KR
Wakefield 18-0 London
Hull 6-18 Saints
Makinson made that one
Bursting away into the space, he was eventually caught by Shaul, but Saints kept the pressure on Hull’s right and Percival got over. Coote misses
Lovely stuff from Connor
He picks up Faraimo with a chip over the top and the winger combines with Griffin to carry Hull up the field.
Intercept from Sneyd
Lovely stuff, he gets in the way of a pass from Lomax and drives Hull forward to the halfway line.
Kelly kicks over the top
Naulago is there in the corner but the referee rules he doesn’t get it down and Saints will have the 20m restart.
A sustained piece of Hull pressure
Hull are camped out on the Saints line, but they can’t find a breakthrough.
That was almost a costly mix up
Lomax’s kick cannons off a pair of legs and before Bowden could dive on it, the half-back had kicked it on but he couldn’t collect the bouncing ball.
Here's the scores elsewhere
Huddersfield 10-14 Catalans
Leeds 8-0 Warrington
Wakefield 8-0 London
Salford 4-8 Hull KR
There's the hooter
Hull go in behind but it’s not been a bad display so far. Just some sloppy defending.
Shaul concedes the GLDO
Lomax’s grubber holds up in the in-goal area and Shaul has to kick it out.
Hull 6-14 Saints
But unfortunately Hull have gone from dropping the ball over the line from Sneyd to conceding in the corner in just one play.
Hull fans are furious
The referee waved away the claims of a knock on from Saints, despite Percival spilling it and two plays later, Makinson goes over in the corner.
Sneyd almost draws Hull level
He spots the space and chips over. He collects his own kick and with the tryline begging he can’t keep hold of it.