Friday 16th August 2013, 20:00 - Round:25

Hull FC

Hull FC

18 (6)

VS.

Salford Red Devils

(12) 13

Salford Red Devils
Joe Arundel, Aaron Heremaia, Joe Westerman,

T Ryan McGoldrick, Danny Williams,

Danny Tickle 2, Joe Westerman,

G

Marc Sneyd 2,

  DG Marc Sneyd,

Attendance: 11,180  Official: T Alibert  Venue: Kingston Communications Stadium

TRIES:
3
2
TRIES:
GOALS:
3
2
GOALS:
METRES:
1465
1140
METRES:
CARRIES:
219
208
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
352
326
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
14
9
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
6
6
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
2
4
BREAKS:

Hull FC warmed up for their Challenge Cup final date with Wigan Warriors by edging out Salford City Reds at the KC Stadium.

The Reds led at half-time, tries from Ryan McGoldrick and Danny Williams sandwiching Joe Arundel's score.

Aaron Heremaia then went over for Hull after the break and a late flurry of action finished with Joe Westerman's late winning try.

Winger Tom Lineham, who has 17 tries in all competitions this season, was missing for the hosts with an ankle injury he suffered in last week's Hull derby.

The Reds took the lead after they crossed on the back of a massive 40-20 by Lee Gaskell.

It was Gaskell again who supplied the finish with a neat inside ball seeing McGoldrick over, before Marc Sneyd converted.

McGoldrick turned villain when he spilled possession in his own half and Hull took advantage on the next set.

An outstanding grubber kick from Daniel Holdsworth found Arundel for the score and Danny Tickle converted to level the scores.

Salford re-took the lead when excellent hands wide right saw Ashley Gibson supply Williams with a sublime flick pass.

Sneyd converted from the touchline, before Hull regained some dominance with a Holdsworth kick forcing a drop-out.

Nothing became of the pressure but on their next attack Kirk Yeaman almost powered over, a wonderful tackle by Jordan Davies halting the centre.

Both sides enjoyed periods of pressure at the start of the second period, Hull turning the tide after Salford had begun the half with a bang.

Against the run of play Salford almost extended their lead. Niall Evalds rose above Jason Crookes to collect Sneyd's excellent kick to the corner but the winger spilled possession close to the line.

The visitors were left to rue their missed opportunity when Danny Houghton sent Heremaia on his way to touch down and Tickle again converted.

After Yeaman was penalised for a high shot on Gibson, Salford were given the opportunity to camp on their opponents' line. However, great right-side defence from Hull saw Gaskell thrown into touch.

A great Jamie Shaul tackle then forced a drop-out for Hull with 12 minutes to go. After receiving a penalty Hull declined to go for the two, but a poor last tackle option cost them.

From a kick return Evalds broke upfield for Salford, who eventually moved ahead again with a Sneyd field goal before Westerman crashed over 90 seconds later to give Hull the win.

Joe Arundel 1 0 14 1 2 0 0 9 42 4.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Joe Westerman 1 0 34 6 1 5 0 19 129 6.79 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Aaron Heremaia 1 0 24 4 2 3 0 10 65 6.50 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jamie Shaul 0 0 12 1 1 5 0 20 145 7.25 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 0
Jason Crookes 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 9 111 12.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kirk Yeaman 0 0 15 2 4 1 0 10 81 8.10 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
Tom Briscoe 0 0 2 0 1 5 0 11 114 10.36 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0
Daniel Holdsworth 0 1 26 4 2 0 9 21 78 3.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Miller 0 0 19 2 2 4 4 17 88 5.18 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
Liam Watts 0 0 31 11 0 0 0 15 89 5.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Danny Houghton 0 2 34 3 2 0 1 11 34 3.09 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 1
Chris Green 0 0 14 3 2 0 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Gareth Ellis 0 0 20 4 3 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Tickle 0 0 25 4 5 0 0 18 129 7.17 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Andy Lynch 0 0 28 3 1 3 0 17 147 8.65 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Richard Whiting 0 0 26 3 2 1 0 8 52 6.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
Jay Pitts 0 0 23 4 0 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Stats Key

T: Tries
TA: Try assists
TK: Tackles
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts

AT: Attacking kicks
C: Carries
M: Metres
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half

E: Errors
FT: Forty twenty
G: Goals
MG: Missed goals
OF: Offload
P: Penalties

  • (FB) J. Shaul
  • (W) J. Crookes
  • (U) J. Arundel
  • (U) K. Yeaman
  • (W) T. Briscoe
  • (SH) D. Holdsworth
  • (SO) J. Miller
  • (P) L. Watts
  • (H) D. Houghton
  • (P) C. Green
  • (SR) G. Ellis
  • (SR) D. Ticklex2
  • (U) J. Westerman
  • (P) A. Lynch
  • (H) A. Heremaia
  • (P) J. Pitts
  • (SR) R. Whiting

Highlights

Key Performances

Player

Jamie Shaul

Metres: 145

Player

Liam Watts

Tackles: 31

Player

Danny Houghton

Tackles: 34

Player

Joe Westerman

Tackles: 34

Player

Andy Lynch

Metres: 147

Player

Lee Gaskell

Forty Twenty: 1

Player

Niall Evalds

Metres: 132

Player

Lee Jewitt

Tackles: 33

Player

Mat Ashurst

Tackles: 32

Player

Stephen Wild

Tackles: 36

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