Ahead of this Friday’s trip to the AJ Bell Stadium, hullfc.com takes a look back at five memorable games against Salford Red Devils in the Super League era.
2004 – Hull FC 82-6 Salford
Hull recorded their biggest ever Super League score against Salford back in 2004, putting a remarkable 82 points past the side then known as the ‘City Reds’
Remarkably after half an hour, Hull only led 10-6. But in an incredible 24 minute spell either side of half-time, the Black & Whites scored 10 tries including a five minute hat-trick from Shaun Briscoe.
Gareth Carvell, Richard Whiting and Gareth Raynor all scored braces as 10 players shared 15 tries in the game.
It was an impressive season for the Black & Whites who were just beginning their first real successful spell in the Super League era, finishing 3rd in 2004 before going on to win the Challenge Cup Final in 2005 and the Grand Final in 2006.
2006 - Salford 20-24 Hull FC
A 79th minute try from Gareth Raynor saw the Black & Whites claim the points at the Willows back in 2006, winning their 12th Super League game in a row coming from 16-0 down.
The Reds ran in all their points in the game in the opening 15 minutes of the game, with Aaron Moule and David Hodgson touching down, and Stephen Myler landed four goals.
It looked early on as if this could be Hull’s winning streak coming to an end, but Peter Sharp’s side showed the resolve they had played with that entire season for the remainder of the game.
Hull trimmed the gap with tries from Graeme Horne and Motu Tony, both converted by Paul Cooke, either side of half-time.
John Wilshere extended Salford’s lead but Richard Horne bagged a try, scoring for his 10th game in a row, a new Super League record, to give Hull hope.
And the comeback was sealed when winger Gareth Raynor touched down with less than a minute to play to seal the points.
2011 – Hull FC 52-16 Salford
Winger Tom Briscoe scored a hat-trick and Danny Tickle took a personal points tally to 24 as the Black & Whites recorded a convincing home victory over the Manchester-side back in 2011.
Australian coach Matt Parish was taking his first game in charge of Salford, but watched his side defeated heavily
Danny Tickle and Tom Briscoe grabbed first-half braces before Jordan Turner made it 28-0 at the break.
Salford responded in the second half as Jodie Broughton answered Joe Westerman’s score before Turner added his second try and Briscoe his third.
Vinnie Anderson and Chris Nero scored consolation tries for the Reds.
Westerman was arguably the performer of the night during his first season at the club, with his side playing in a special pink kit for charity on the night for The Yorkshire Scan Appeal.
2012 – Hull FC 34-26 Salford
A brace of tries from man-of-the-match Tom Lineham on his home debut helped Hull FC to a dramatic 34-26 victory over Salford City Reds at the KCOM Stadium in 2012.
The 20-year-old winger capped his first Super League start for the club with two well-taken tries on the right flank in a fiery tussle only decided by Jordan Turner’s try against his former club two minutes from time.
Hull got off to the perfect start via tries for Lineham and Tom Briscoe, but were unable to pull away from a Reds outfit well marshalled by Daniel Holdsworth, who crucially missed two goals as the sides traded tries.
But with further Hull scores from Westerman and a second from Lineham, plus seven goals from Jamie Foster, the Airlie Birds had enough to seal a win despite the loss of Mark O’Meley to the sin bin in a tense final quarter.
2015 – Hull FC 24-20 Salford
A depleted Salford outfit took Hull all the way back in 2015, with the Black & Whites coming from behind to win with a try from Setaimata Sa in the closing stages.
The Red Devils went into the clash with 13 members of their squad injured of suspended, but impressively led for the majority of the game.
Kevin Locke’s early score was cancelled out by Tom Lineham’s first try on home soil.
James Greenwood put the Reds further ahead before Talanoa’s powerful effort brought Hull to within two points in and end-to-end contest.
On-loan Oliver Gildart pounced just before the dead-ball line as Salford edged further ahead, but Minichiello powered over to reduce the gap to two once more.
And Sa scored the game-winning try was he dummied his way through to reach over the line to score with eight minutes to play.