The Black & Whites fell to their fifth straight defeat on Saturday afternoon, going down 34-6 in a disappointing display against table toppers Warrington.
The Wolves ran into a healthy 28-0 lead before the break and remained in control for the remainder of the contest; Hull showed some improved defence after the restart, with Brad Dwyer touching down for FC’s only score.
Tony Smith made two changes to the side that lined-up against Leigh Leopards last weekend, with Jordan Lane, making his 100th club appearance, and Kane Evans returning to the match day squad.
Ligi Sao dropped out to serve his one-match suspension, while Cam Scott missed out having failed his head injury assessment last weekend.
Hull remained without Jake Trueman and Ben McNamara on the injury front.
The Wolves opened the scoring after just six minutes when Matty Ashton won a footrace for a kick over the top of the Hull defence to touch down in the corner.
Warrington had a second as the ten minute mark passed, with Peter Mata’utia breaking free of a tackle close to the line and dotting down after some slack Hull defence.
Daryl Powell’s men had their third on the 20 minute mark when George Williams sent a delicate chip over the top of the Hull defence into the in-goal area, and Ben Currie lept to catch and score.
It was four first-half tries for Warrington when George Williams scooped up a loose ball as Hull attacked, feeding the ball to pacey full-back Matt Dufty who went eight metres to score under the posts.
The Wire had five before half-time when Josh Drinkwater slipped through some lacklustre Hull defence.
Half-Time: Warrington 28-0 Hull FC
Hull had the best chance of the eary stages of the second-half when a high ball was collected by Joe Lovodua and patted down into the arms of Carlos Tuimavave who went down the right edge to touch down, but he was deemed to be offside from the kick.
Hull showed some much improved defence throughout the third quarter of the match, although the game was already well won for the hosts.
Tony Smith’s men managed to get themselves on the scoreboard just after the hour mark as Brad Dwyer dashed out of dummy-half and dotted down. Clifford added the goal.
However, despite Hull’s improvements after the break, the Wire did manage to get themselves on the scoreboard in the second-half as Matty Nicholson powered over with less than ten minutes to play.
The Airlie Birds were dealt a worrying blow in the final minute of the game as Tex Hoy withdrew with a hamstring injury.
Full-Time: Warrington 34-6 Hull FC
Warrington: Matt Dufty, Matty Russell, Greg Minikin, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Ashton, George Williams, Josh Drinkwater, Thomas Mikale, Danny Walker, Paul Vaughan, Ben Currie, Matty Nicholson, Peter Mata’utia.
Interchange: Josh Thewlis, Joe Philbin, Gil Dudson, Luke Thomas.
18th Man: Tom Whitehead
Hull FC:Tex Hoy, Adam Swift, Carlos Tuimavave, Liam Sutcliffe, Davy Litten, Joe Lovodua, Jake Clifford, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Andre Savelio, Josh Griffin, Brad Fash.
Interchange: Jordan Lane, Joe Cator, Kane Evans, Brad Dwyer.
18th Man: Nick Staveley
Warrington Tries: Ashton (6), Mata’utia (11), Currie (20), Dufty (32), Drinkwater (37), Nicholson (72)
Warrington Goals: Ratchford (5/6)
Hull FC Tries: Dwyer (62)
Hull FC Goals: Clifford (1/1)