Hull FC 32-12 Widnes Vikings

Friday 17th March 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 5

32-12 FT

HT: 14 6

Attendance: 10,814

Official: C Campbell

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Albert Kelly 2, Mahe Fonua, Danny Houghton, Jamie Shaul,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Aaron Heremaia, Lloyd White,

  • Goals
    Lloyd White 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Widnes Vikings remain without a win in Betfred Super League this season following a 32-12 defeat to Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium. 

Albert Kelly scored a brace of tries and Marc Sneyd booted all six kicks as Hull FC joined Castleford Tigers, Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos on eight points. 

Widnes broke the deadlock in the fourth minute when former Black and White Aaron Heremaia went through a gap to score and Lloyd White tagged on the extras. 

But Hull led 14-6 at half-time as Sneyd converted tries from Kelly and Mahe Fonua and then kicked a penalty on the hooter. 

And the hosts sealed the win with three tries in five minutes shortly after the restart, Danny Houghton touching down Sneyd's kick, Jamie Shaul crossing following a break from Mark Minichiello and Kelly dummying his way over. 

Widnes scored again with eight minutes remaining, White converting his own try, but it was nothing more than a consolation effort. 

Hull coach Lee Radford said: "First and foremost I'm pleased with the result. How we started the second half went a long way towards dictating the scoreline.

"I'm pleased with the way we went about our business. There was some fluency in what we did, which I said would come. It sets us up nicely for the fixture next week. Wigan at Wigan is a tough fixture and it's one we're looking forward to."

Widnes coach Denis Betts added: "We are making it easy for sides. We were up against a side running pretty hot with threats from all over the field but I felt we handled them well for big patches of the game.

"We went toe to toe with them in the first half, which shows we're not far off but then we hit a patch and look like a side that looks like it doesn't know what it's doing.

"I feel we've got two or three players under-performing, we're lacking that cutting edge to break open a game."

  • 72: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 71: TRY! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 52: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 50: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 47: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Houghton
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 32: TRY! scored for Hull by Mahe Fonua
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 8: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 4: TRY! scored for Widnes by Aaron Heremaia
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • Key Performers

    Mark Minichiello

    Metres 156
    2 2

    Danny Houghton

    Tackles 51
    2 2

    Mahe Fonua

    Metres 151
    2 2

    Josh Griffin

    Metres 156
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 10
    Widnes Vikings 4

    Goals:

    Hull FC 12
    Widnes Vikings 4

    METRES:

    Hull FC 1683
    Widnes Vikings 1022

    CARRIES:

    Hull FC 196
    Widnes Vikings 153

    TACKLES:

    Hull FC 291
    Widnes Vikings 395

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull FC 10
    Widnes Vikings 5

    PENALTIES:

    Hull FC 7
    Widnes Vikings 14

    BREAKS:

    Hull FC 8
    Widnes Vikings 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Albert Kelly 2 1 9 1 2 5 4 10 89 8.90 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 1 0 51 11 2 2 0 8 51 6.38 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Mahe Fonua 1 1 3 0 1 3 0 15 151 10.07 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Jamie Shaul 1 0 5 0 0 3 1 18 130 7.22 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 10 2 1 0 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Green 0 0 22 4 0 6 0 11 127 11.55 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 8 2 0 3 2 7 48 6.86 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 20 1 2 1 0 16 129 8.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 23 2 1 2 0 10 67 6.70 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 1 25 3 1 7 0 17 156 9.18 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 22 6 2 3 0 11 106 9.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 27 5 0 1 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Taylor 0 0 25 5 2 2 0 12 101 8.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 2 17 3 1 1 8 11 75 6.82 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 1
    Steven Michaels 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 14 139 9.93 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 18 2 3 1 0 15 156 10.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Lloyd White 1 0 30 1 6 0 3 3 25 8.33 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 3
    Aaron Heremaia 1 0 35 5 7 2 0 12 64 5.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ted Chapelhow 0 0 27 2 1 0 0 7 31 4.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 22 3 0 0 0 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 3 22 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 35 6 3 3 0 8 69 8.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Houston 0 1 38 6 4 0 2 13 89 6.85 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 43 6 3 0 0 19 125 6.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 36 2 2 4 0 15 114 7.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Craven 0 0 18 1 4 3 7 7 41 5.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Armstrong 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 15 77 5.13 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 22 1 2 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Bridge 0 0 14 2 1 0 0 7 53 7.57 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Corey Thompson 0 0 11 0 2 5 0 10 66 6.60 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 7 57 8.14 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Olbison 0 0 28 5 3 1 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 3 19 6.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties