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Super League star could face harsh ban as Sky pundit has say on incident

Hull FC were incredibly unlucky to lose to Catalans Dragons given the effort the Black and Whites put into the performance only to come up short in Round Four of the Betfred Super League.

Perhaps the 10 minutes they spent a man down due to a controversial yellow card for Jack Ashworth. It was controversial because the head on head contact he made with Chris Satae was clearly accidental but that no longer matters.

In fact, in the mind of Sky Sports‘ Barrie McDermott he was lucky to avoid a red card. He would also go on to say that Ashworth was “fortunate” not to be sent off unlike fellow Super League star Mark Percival. This would imply that McDermott foresees a ban in Ashworth’s future.

This was especially clear as he said “it’s nothing like the Fa’amanu Brown red card” which of course wasn’t punished by the Super League match review panel due to being secondary contact.

Hull FC come up short in Super League clash

Hull FC showed some real guts throughout this Super League clash which they were widely written off for after only just getting over the mark against London Broncos to notch their first win of the season.

It took less than a minute for the Dragons to score as former Castleford Tigers star Mike McMeeken stormed through and teed up Jayden Nikorima to score after starting at fullback in place of Arthur Mourgue.

He touched down less than 40 seconds into the game and would later come off with a hamstring injury.

The Dragons extended their lead after a lovely move left to Matthieu Laguerre to slice through. But the Black and Whites got themselves on the score board when Fa’amanu Brown touched down a kick and would later have a try denied only just by scrambling defence.

Then came the Ashworth incident and he was sin binned as the Dragons kicked the goal to take a 14-6 lead into halftime. Hull FC did miss a penalty of their own.

In the second half Hull FC kept plugging away and claimed another try when the ball bounced off Tom Johnstone, into the face of Carlos Tuimavave leading to a Jack Walker try who then went off injured.

The Black and Whites though would then see the game slip through their fingers as the Dragons notched two more tries to conclude a 26-12 win.

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