Salford City Reds 18-35 Hull FC

Salford's relegation worries deepened as they threw away a promising start and fell to a 35-18 home defeat against Hull.

The Reds couldn't have asked for a better start in the Round 10 match at the Willows, with Aaron Moule and Luke Robinson scoring converted tries in the first 7 minutes.

But 22 answered points before the break saw Hull go in 22-12 to the good. Gareth Raynor, Paul Cooke, Matt Sing and Danny Tickle all crossed for a try, with Cooke notching 3 conversions.

John Wilshere put the home side back in the game on 47, converting his own try to reduce the deficit, before Cooke extened Hull's lead once again to 24-18 with a penalty.

But Karl Harrison's men couldn't find the try they needed, and the game was effectively sealed on 76 minutes when Richard Horne slotted over a drop goal to leave the Reds needing two scores to win the game.

The Airlie Birds finished off the scoring with two tries in the final two minutes, with a try for Richard Horne and a second for Raynor.

Hull move above Catalans Dragons in to 8th place, and coach Peter Sharp can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel after a difficult start to the season. He said:

"It was a tremendous effort after being 12-0 down after six minutes.

"It was among our best efforts by a long way this year. Everyone put their hands up and quite a few had their best games of the season.

"I can see some things coming together over the last couple of weeks, which probably coincides with Paul Cooke coming back. He is a quality player." 

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