Hull FC coach Lee Radford has described his side's 43-24 victory over Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup semi-finals as "special".

Radford delighted with Wembley return

Radford delighted with Wembley return

The Black and Whites ran in seven tries during Saturday's clash at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium, with half-back Marc Sneyd kicking a further 15 points to help the Humberside outfit reach the Wembley showpiece for a second successive year.

Radford's men went on to beat Warrington Wolves in the final 12 months ago and the 38-year-old believes it is a great achievement to reach the finale of the competition once again.

"It's special, what we've spoken about all season, we defend that trophy," Radford told BBC Sport.

Man-of-the-match Sneyd echoed his coach's sentiments, believing the team did exactly what was required of them throughout the contest.

"We've stood up and done what's needed to be done so we're really happy with ourselves," Sneyd said. "To get to Wembley two years on the bounce is something else."

Hull will now face either Wigan Warriors or Salford Red Devils in the final on August 26, with those two teams set to go head-to-head in the second semi-final at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday.