The Black & Whites knocked up over a half-century of points in their final pre-season outing, with a comprehensive 56-0 win over Wakefield Trinity.
Hull claimed the David Topliss Memorial Trophy with ease, as Tony Smith’s side ran in ten tries at the Be Well Support Stadium.
Adam Swift claimed a hat-trick, while new recruit Liam Sutcliffe also got his name on the scoresheet in his first appearance for the club.
Tony Smith named a strong side for the David Topliss Memorial Trophy match at the Be Well Support Stadium as he looked to give plenty of members of his squad some minutes in Hull’s final game of pre-season.
New recruit Liam Sutcliffe came into the side and makes his first appearance for the club, starting at centre.
Meanwhile, Kane Evans and Jack Brown both recovered from injury and off-season surgery respectively to make their first appearance of 2023 from the bench.
Hull opened the scoring in just the fourth minute of the game with their two on-field props combining – Scott Taylor attacked the Trinity line, with his cut-out pass finding Chris Satae who powered over from close range. Clifford was on target with the boot for the first time.
The visitors doubled their level just four minutes later; Clifford sent over a pin-point accurate cross-field kick into the corner after collecting a sweet offload from Brad Fash, with the ball landing perfectly in the arms of Adam Swift to dot the ball down. Clifford converted.
FC had a third on the twenty minute mark, and Clifford was the creator again – firing a wide pass out to Liam Sutcliffe, the centre found Swift who dived in for his second of the afternoon.
Tony Smith’s men had a fourth when Joe Cator touched down just twenty seconds after coming onto the field, taking a Josh Griffin offload close to the line.
And a fifth came just minutes later through fellow forward Jack Brown; Wakefield came up with a loose-ball, which eventually ended up in the arms of Brad Fash who sent it down the line to Brown for a walk-in. Clifford kicked a fourth out of five.
Hull’s sixth was perhaps the best of the lot in the first-half; Brad Fash showed some eye-catching dancing feet to skip through Trinity’s right edge, and provide a late offload to Liam Sutcliffe who had a simple touch down over the line.
Half-Time: Wakefield Trinity 0-34 Hull FC
FC carried on where they left off in the first-half, with Joe Lovodua floating a pass out to the right edge allowing Darnell McIntosh to acrobatically dive over for our seventh try of the afternoon.
Joe Lovodua was the creator and scorer of Hull’s eighth, chasing his own grubber which Trinity failed to deal with to score.
Swift completed his hat-trick with ten minutes to go on the clock, interchanging some lovely passes with centre partner Liam Sutcliffe. McNamara kicked Hull’s seventh conversion of the day to knock up a half-century of points.
Hull rounded off their scoring as young full-back Davy Litten touched down for FC’s tenth of the afternoon in the final minute of the game.
Full-Time: Wakefield Trinity 0-56 Hull FC
Hull FC: Tex Hoy, Darnell McIntosh, Cam Scott, Liam Sutcliffe, Adam Swift, Ben McNamara, Jake Clifford, Chris Satae, Brad Dwyer, Scott Taylor, Jordan Lane, Josh Griffin, Brad Fash
Interchange: Danny Houghton, Joe Lovodua, Joe Cator, Kane Evans, Jack Brown, Matty Laidlaw, Davy Litten, Harvey Barron, Will Gardiner, NIck Staveley
Wakefield: Corey Hall, Lee Kershaw, Oli Farrar, Jorge Taufua, Samisoni Langi, Kobe Poaching, Jai Whitbread, Morgan Smith, Renouf Atoni, Dane Windrow, Kevin Proctor, Jordy Crowther.
Interchange: Rob Butler, Eddie Batye, Jordan Schofield, Ellis Roberts, Luke Mearns, Oliver Pratt, Ethan Wood, Jack Camplin, Charlie Abraham, Ed Hunter, Harvey Smith, Tommy Corke.
Hull FC Tries: Satae (4), Swift (8, 18, 70), Cator (26), Brown (30), Sutcliffe (35), McIntosh (48), Lovodua (58), Litten (79)
Hull FC Goals: Clifford (6/8), McNamarsa (2/2)