Match Report: Hull FC 14-60 Salford Red Devils

Match Report: Hull FC 14-60 Salford Red Devils

It was an afternoon to forget for the Black & Whites as a dominant Salford side notched up ten tries in a 60-14 victory at the MKM Stadium.

Club News

It was an afternoon to forget for the Black & Whites as a dominant Salford side notched up ten tries in a 60-14 victory at the MKM Stadium.

Deon Cross, Shane Wright and Tim Lafai all scored braces as Hull’s defense crumbled.

FC managed scores through Jake Clifford, Brad Fash and Adam Swift, but Paul Rowley’s men were also in control of the contest as the game slipped away from the hosts before half-time.

Team News

Tony Smith made two change to the side that lined up in Round Three, with Ben McNamara and Liam Sutcliffe both dropping out through injury.

The pair were replaced by Scott Taylor, who returned from his one-match suspension, and Danny Houghton, who was rested last week.

Josh Griffin moveed to the centres in place of Sutcliffe, while Joe Lovodua started in the halves in place of McNamara.

In a reshuffled pack, Brad Fash moved to prop, while Ligi Sao started in the back-row, and Jordan Lane moved to loose-forward.

Carlos Tuimavave, Jake Trueman, Connor Wynne, and Mitieli Vulikijapani were also unavailable through injury.

The Match

Hull opened the scoring after just four minutes when February’s Player of the Month Jake Clifford darted through the Salford line, showing some great power to drive over and score.

Salford opened their account for the afternoon just three minutes later through, with Marc Sneyd breaking through the Hull line, and sending Chris Atkin racing away downfield. Although he was brought down, the visitors sent the ball to the right edge with some quick hands where Deon Cross had a walk-in.

Paul Rowley’s side soon had a second when Sneyd’s offload to Shane Wright saw the back-rower gallop into open space for a simple score.

Salford soon had a third in a dominant opening 15 minutes; Brodie Croft broke through the Hull line on half-way and had Ryan Brierley in support to finish off the move under the sticks.

The Red Devils had four when Tyler Dupree made a charging run close to the line that Hull simply could not stop.

Matters got worse for Hull before half-time when Wright took a short ball from Croft to hit a hole in the FC line and race away for his second. Sneyd missed his first kick of the afternoon, but Salford’s led by 24 points.

Sneyd added a penalty goal on the stroke of half-time.

Half-Time: Hull FC 4-30 Salford

Matters didn’t improve after the break when Salford threw the ball about in the Hull half, allowing Deon Cross to go over for his second in the corner. Salford were awarded a penalty in the process, with Sneyd kicking both attempts at goal.

Kallum Watkins got in on the action, as he collected a Ryan Brierly grubber into the in-goal to touch down just two minutes later.

Salford had a third of the half before the 50 minute mark when Sneyd showed some dazzling footwork to work his way over the line.

Tim Lafai got his name on the scoresheet finishing a free flowing move in the corner as Hull’s defence crumbled. Sneyd knocked over his tenth conversion of the afternoon.

Hull did manage a mere consolation try in the second-half with Adam Swift breaking from within his own half after taking a Jake Clifford offload, and racing away to finish the move.

FC added another before full-time when Brad Fash took a short ball from Brad Dwyer to crash over under the sticks.

Salford added their tenth try of the afternoon through Tim Lafai in the closing seconds, as they reached the sixty point mark.

Full-Time: Hull FC 14-60 Salford


Hull FC: Tex Hoy, Adam Swift, Josh Griffin, Cam Scott, Darnell McIntosh, Joe Lovodua, Jake Clifford, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Brad Fash, Ligi Sao, Andre Savelio, Jordan Lane

Interchange: Chris Satae, Kane Evans, Jack Brown, Brad Dwyer.

18th Man: Davy Litten

Salford: Ryan Brierley, Ken Sio, Deon Cross, Tim Lafai, Rhys Williams, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd, Jack Ormondroyd, Andy Ackers, King Vuniyayawa, Kallum Watkins, Shane Wright, Chris Atkin

Interchange:Tyler Dupree, Adam Sidlow, Ellis Longstaff, Amir Borough

18th Man: Matt Costello


Hull FC Tries: Clifford (4), Swift (63), Fash (75)

Hull FC Goals: Clifford (1/3)

Salford Tries: Cross (7,42), Wright (10,33), Brierley (16), Dupree (22), Watkins (45), Sneyd (49), Lafai (55,79)

Salford Goals: Sneyd (10/12)

Attendance, in association with Garbutts: 11,323