Lee Radford pleased with fluent Hull FC in win at Widnes

Hull FC coach Lee Radford said he was pleased with his sides fluency in attack as they beat Widnes.

The Black and Whites led 12-8 at half time thanks to tries from Danny Washbrook and Bureta Faraimo.

Hull FC put in a clinical second half display though to ease past a youthful and inexperienced Widnes side 39-20 at the Halton Stadium on Thursday night.

And Radford was delighted with his sides fluency in the second half.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I’m very pleased to come away with the win, it was what we needed.

“We were a little bit guilty of rushing the process in the first half. We had some opportunities to put some points on the board early and we didn’t take them, so we made the evening more difficult than it needed to be.

“We have not won outside of Hull this year and that is something we spoke about in the week and to box that one off was important for us. To put a better performance in than we did against Saints (St Helens) was good as well.

“We got some fluency which we have not seen for a while, so we definitely want to keep that up.”

Josh Griffin got on the scoresheet for FC and put in a man of the match performance against the Vikings.

And Radford picked the centre out for praise.

He added: “He was fantastic.

“He played with a hamstring injury so to put in that sort of performance was impressive. I think he racked some metres up and he carried the ball really strong for us.

“He was due to play in the second-row for us on the left edge and that never happened so he dodged a bullet with that one! But he played really well.

“He is making a lot of metres after contact and that’s an advertisement for his strength. He is going through teams at the moment.”

Hull FC lost Carlos Tuimavave just before kick-off after an injection numbed his whole arm up, but Radford revealed he should be okay to play next week.

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