Hull FC 48-16 Salford: Hull end Salford’s unbeaten start- talking points

Steven Hughes
Hull FC v Salford

Hull FC bounced back to winning ways in spectacular style after a 48-16 win over Salford at the MKM Stadium.

Doubles from Cameron Scott and Jordan Lane, as well as other efforts from Darnell McIntosh, Jake Connor, Joe Lovodua, Josh Reynolds and Chris Satae earned the big win.

Salford did get on the board through a double from Tim Lafai, and another from Ken Sio, but they taste defeat for the first time this season.

Match Report

Hull managed to take the lead after 14 minutes. Jake Connor put a kick in towards the corner, and Darnell McIntosh got there first to score in the corner. Connor could not add the conversion, meaning their lead stood at four points.

Just three minutes later, Hull were in again. Connor was once again the provider, this time he found Cameron Scott with a cut out pass, and Scott went through to score. Connor was able to convert this time to bring the Black and Whites into double figures.

It was soon two tries in six minutes for Scott, as he extended Hull’s lead. He broke down the right-hand side and chipped over the top for himself to score. Connor was taken out in back play, but brought himself up and took the kick from McIntosh, but missed.

Just before the half-hour, Hull claimed their fourth try. This time, Joe Lovodua was able to power through the line and stretch over for his first try at the MKM Stadium. Connor was back on target with the conversion to get the Black and Whites up to 20 points.

However, the final word of the half would go to Salford. Tim Lafai rose highest from a Marc Sneyd kick was able to get it down to put Salford on the board. Sneyd added the conversion to reduce the deficit to 14 points.

HT- Hull 20-6 Salford

Salford’s cause was not helped when five minutes into the second half, Sneyd was sent to the sin bin after dropping onto Connor. The pair had clashed earlier in the second half as well.

Just two minutes later, Hull would make the extra man pay. Connor managed to get in on the scoring act after powering over for a try on his own. McIntosh did take over kicking duties, but could not add the extras.

It was soon two tries in three minutes for the hosts. A kick towards the in-goal was allowed to bounce by Salford, and Jordan Lane pounced to score. McIntosh was on target this time with the conversion attempt to get Hull up to 30 points.

Lane was then able to claim his double three minutes later. This time he was able to power over as Hull continued to make advantage of the extra man. McIntosh added the conversion.

Just past the hour, there was another try for Hull. Josh Reynolds was able to collect his own kick, after it wasn’t dealt with by Salford, and he went over. McIntosh added the conversion as Hull broke the 40-point barrier.

Three minutes later, the visitors managed to respond. Ken Sio managed to break free down the right-hand side and went over for his sixth try of the season. Sneyd could not add the extras, but the Red Devils were in double figures.

But Hull had more tries in them, and scored again six minutes later. Chris Satae got in on the act this time as he powered over the line. McIntosh added the conversion once again.

Team News

Hull FC: Connor, Swift, Scott, Griffin, McIntosh, Reynolds, McNamara, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Lovodua, Lane, Fash. Subs: Bowden, Brown, Johnstone, Shaul.

T: McIntosh, Scott (2), Lovodua, Connor, Lane (2), Reynolds, Satae

G: Connor 2/4, McIntosh 4/5

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Sarginson, Lafai, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Vuniyayawa, Ackers, Burke, Wright, Greenwood, Taylor. Subs: Cross, Akauola, Addy, Gerrard.

T: Lafai (2), Sio

G: Sneyd 1/2

Talking Points

Much more like it from Hull

The differences in performance between last week and this week from Hull FC were night and day. With Jake Connor back in the side, they looked like the attacking force we saw at periods last season.

Salford unbeaten run ended

The Red Devils tasted defeat for the first time this season, and in spectacular fashion. They played well in beating Castleford and Toulouse, but could not keep it up for a third game.

Jake Connor back for Hull

Jake Connor returned to the starting line up for Hull FC after serving a one-match ban. He showed Hull exactly what they were missing in last week’s defeat against St Helens. He had a hand in almost every try in the first half, and also kicked a couple of goals.

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