Hull FC 48-16 Salford Red Devils: Highlights and match report

In the absence of skipper and major signing Luke Gale, Hull FC laid down a real marker by ploughing through Salford Red Devils, who have looked good in the first two games of the season.

The win leaves Hull FC level on points with Salford in the table with two wins from their opening three and undoes the damage done to their points difference by Champions St Helens last week.

As for Salford, the defeat is somewhat a reality check after wins over Castleford and Toulouse. They’ll be determined to get back to their best in quick time having looked like play-off potentials in the opening two rounds.

Highlights:

Jordan Lane’s quick-fire double
This was the moment the game got away from Salford. Jordan Lane picked up a quick fire double within three minutes to take Hull out to a 34-6 lead. The first saw him on hand to ground a bouncing ball whilst the second saw him power over.

Joe Lovodua’s first MKM try
New signing Joe Lovodua has really caught the eye so far this season with his explosivity giving Hull FC a real edge. On debut away at Wakefield he scored to crown a superb performance and today he scored his first try at the MKM Stadium with a powerful burst through to the try-line.

Scott’s chip and chase
Cameron Scott scored the try of the game to get his second of the day when he chipped over and showed great pace to get to the ball first and score.

Match Report

Many went into the game expecting Salford to continue their positive early season form with a win but a strong first half from the Black and Whites put them in the driver’s seat.

Darnell McIntosh got things underway scoring off good work from Jake Connor, who was the orchestrator as Hull bounced back after defeat to St Helens in dramatic fashion. He then set up Cameron Scott with a lovely cut out pass before Scott got his second scoring from a lovely chip and chase showing real pace.

Hull moved 20 points up before the half hour mark when Lovodua powered over. Salford gave themselves a lifeline before the halftime break when Tim Lafai scored with Marc Sneyd converting at his old stomping ground.

That was as good as it got for Sneyd on his return with the halfback being sin-binned at the start of the second stanza. In the following 10 minutes, Hull would end the game as a contest with Lane’s double and a deserved try for Connor.

After that the teams traded tries with Josh Reynolds and Chris Satae getting on the scoresheet whilst Salford retaliated with tries from leading scorer Ken Sio and a second from Lafai.

Teams

Hull FC: Jake Connor, Adam Swift, Cameron Scott, Josh Griffin, Darnell McIntosh, Josh Reynolds, Ben McNamara, Ligi Sao, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Joe Lovodua, Jordan Lane Brad Fash
Substitutes: Jack Brown, Jordan Johnstone, Jamie Shaul, Josh Bowden

Tries: Scott (2), Lane (2), McIntosh, Lovodua, Connor, Reynolds, Satae Goals: Connor 2/5, McIntosh 4/4

Salford Red Devils: Ryan Brierley, Ken Sio, Dan Sarginson, Tim Lafai, Joe Burgess, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd, King Vuniyayawa, Andy Ackers, Greg Burke, Shane Wright, James Greenwood, Elijah Taylor
Substitutes: Sitaleki Akauola, Danny Addy, Deon Cross, Alex Gerrard

Tries: Lafai (2), Sio Goals: Sneyd 3/3

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