A TRY by Culburra product Adam Quinlan was not enough for his Hull Kingston Rovers side on Friday, as they went down to crosstown rivals Hull FC 25-16 at KCOM Stadium.
After winning their opening English Super League match of the season against Wakefield Trinity 30-12, Rovers started the stronger of the two sides and opened the match's scoring through Harvey Livett.
But the hosts responded through Jake Connor soon after.
Staying true to form, the Rovers regained the lead through fullback Quinlan, when he reached out after sustained pressure from the visitors.
The scoring in the see-sawing first half finished when FC's Danny Houghton, in his 350th appearance for the club, touched down Marc Sneyd's grubber kick - to give the hosts the lead at the break.
Within 10 minutes of the resumption, the Rovers regained the lead through Ben Crooks in the corner - to lead 14-12.
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The game then swung again - a Jamie Ellis penalty bounced off the post, seeing Hull sense an opportunity to strike.
Josh Griffin was the man who broke the line, powering through the line before putting Sneyd over
The Black and Whites then broke the pattern of the game as Griffin broke through the line once more and danced his way around the Rovers defence before touching down - much to the delight of the home faithful.
Sneyd sealed the win with a drop goal two minutes from time, as the match ended 25-16.
Quinlan's Rovers, now 1-1 on the season, will look to return to the winner's circle against Leeds at Emerald Headingley Stadium in round three.