Hull FC’s Women’s side recorded a club record victory on Sunday afternoon, defeating Widnes Vikings 50-6 to record back-to-back wins in the Betfred Women’s Championship.
Hull ran in eleven tries to secure their biggest win in a competitive fixture, despite having ten players unavailable going into the match.
Centre Charlie Lawson was amongst the stand-out performers, scoring a hat-trick, while Keziah Masike and Nat Romano both got on the scoresheet with braces.
The side were forced into several changes after a number of players including Poppy Lyon and Tilly Stuart were unavailable for selection after picking up injuries during last week’s victory over Wakefield.
However, Hull welcomed back Charlie Lawson, Kacey Sexton, Seonaid Blackstock and Georgia Smith ahead of the contest with the Vikings.
Hull opened the scoring after ten minutes with Charlie Lawson crossing in the corner to capitalise on her side’s pressure in the early stages of the match.
The home side’s lead was quickly doubled as Abbi Turner crossed after a superb kick from Abby Price, forcing a goal line drop out with Hull making the most of their field position.
The final try of the first-half came from Leonie Lawson as she was finally rewarded for her strong runs throughout the half – this time Jade Key converted.
Hull showed some fine defence throughout the half, but an altercation before the break saw both sides reduced to 12 players, with Hull’s Price and Widnes’ Harriet King sent off.
Half-Time: Hull FC 14-0 Widnes Vikings
The second-half scoring was opened by Nat Romano in the opening minute, and her effort was followed a few minutes later by Keziah Masike’s first of the game as the side harnessed their speed to create tries from inside their own half.
Hull found their rhythm after break and began to take the score-line away from the visitors; Heather Taylor scored her first of the season before Lawson finished her own long-distance run to take the score past 30 points.
Widnes managed to claw one back as Casey Naylor capitalised on back-to-back penalties to give her side their first and only try of the game.
However, it was all Hull for the rest of the match as Widnes struggled to collect Taylor’s restart which proved to be costly for the visitors – Masike scored her second of the game with less then twenty minutes remaining.
Kacey Sexton scored on her return to the Women’s side as she led from the pack to inspire her side to their second win in two games.
Lawson’s third try and Romano’s second try of the game rounded off the scoring for FC, securing their biggest competitive victory since their formation in 2018 – back-to-back victories saw Hull rise to sixth in the Betfred Women’s Championship table.
Full-Time: Hull FC 50-6 Widnes Vikings
Hull FC: Izzy Smith, Joanna Lamb, Charlie Lawson, Kerrie Dearing, Alyx Worth, Jade Key, Abbi Turner, Fern Dyer, Kacey Sexton, Heather Taylor, Leonie Lawson, Nat Romano, Abby Price
Interchanges: Keziah Masike, Lauren Sutton, Georgia Smith, Seonaid Blackstock, Chloe James
Widnes Vikings: Leanne Johnson, Lauren Broadley, Harriet King, Tautha Hannon, Isabella Robinson, Chloe Hunt, Rachael Porter, Jazzmine Mason, Anaia Nulty, Michaela Keenan, Rebecca Jones, Ellie Reid, Ellis Stapleton
Interchanges: Cahraghan Hannon Elisha-Marie Foster, Millie Clarke, Rebecca Gamble, Casey Naylor, Emily Stevens, Catherine Bazley-Hamson
Hull FC: Charlie Lawson (8, 55, 75), Abbi Turner (15), Leonie Lawson (18), Nat Romano (43, 79), Keziah Masike (46, 66), Heather Taylor (51), Kacey Sexton (72)
Widnes Vikings: Casey Naylor (62)