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Salford Red Devils 24-8 Hull FC

Friday 16th March 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

24-8 FT

HT: 10 8

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Greg Johnson, Rob Lui, Jack Littlejohn, Ben Nakubuwai,

  • Goals
    Rob Lui (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Dean Hadley,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Robert Lui inspired Salford Red Devils to their second win of the Betfred Super League season with a 24-8 success over Hull FC at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The play-making stand-off scored the game’s decisive try with seven minutes remaining, but his overall contribution was immense.

In the week they sold Gareth O’Brien to Toronto Wolfpack, some may have feared Salford would be short on creativity against a well-fancied Hull side, but the Red Devils led 10-8 at half-time before finishing strongly, with Jack Littlejohn and Ben Nakubuwai registering their first tries for the club.

Lui kicked Salford in front with a sixth-minute penalty but fell behind through a Dean Hadley try before Marc Sneyd added two goals, however it was as good as it got for the Black and Whites.

Nakubuwai's converted try levelled proceedings but another Lui penalty put the Red Devils ahead at the break before second-half tries from Littlejohn, Lui and Greg Johnson condemned Hull to successive defeats.

Salford boss Ian Watson said: "We have been guilty of beating ourselves in some games this season but generally I have been happy with our performances.

"The boys delivered and they deserve everything they get out of tonight. It was time for Robert Lui to step up and lead. I think both he and Jack Littlejohn did great jobs.

“Niall Evalds is an exceptional player and he was able to slot in at full-back seamlessly. I think it will push him on to become a better player.”

Hull head coach Lee Radford said: "Salford had more zip offensively than us. We were second best and I have no complaints with the result.

"Salford asked more questions than us with their kicking game. This was a hugely important game but we’re very disappointed.

"We are missing some players and we need to get them back but that’s not an excuse. Ultimately we couldn’t get the job done."

  • 75: TRY! scored for Salford by Greg Johnson
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 72: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 61: TRY! scored for Salford by Jack Littlejohn
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 35: TRY! scored for Salford by Ben Nakubuwai
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 15: TRY! scored for Hull by Dean Hadley
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • Key Performers

    Dean Hadley

    Tackles 51
    2 2

    Jake Connor

    Offloads 5
    2 2

    Danny Washbrook

    Tackles 57
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Salford Red Devils 4
    Hull FC 1

    Goals:

    Salford Red Devils 4
    Hull FC 2

    METRES:

    Salford Red Devils 1369
    Hull FC 1199

    CARRIES:

    Salford Red Devils 175
    Hull FC 179

    TACKLES:

    Salford Red Devils 357
    Hull FC 398

    OFFLOADS:

    Salford Red Devils 6
    Hull FC 14

    PENALTIES:

    Salford Red Devils 7
    Hull FC 5

    BREAKS:

    Salford Red Devils 4
    Hull FC 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Nakubuwai 1 0 22 3 2 0 0 9 80 8.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Littlejohn 1 0 22 3 4 1 1 3 45 15.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Robert Lui 1 0 24 1 4 3 9 15 102 6.80 0 2 0 0 4 2 1 1
    Greg Johnson 1 0 7 0 1 5 0 16 116 7.25 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Wood 0 0 17 1 2 0 0 6 46 7.67 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 1 25 3 1 1 0 11 58 5.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 20 7 0 0 0 10 90 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 29 1 3 0 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 34 5 1 1 0 7 63 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 20 3 2 3 0 11 103 9.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 27 3 2 3 0 12 92 7.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 1 28 5 1 0 0 2 5 2.50 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 25 3 3 0 0 14 114 8.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Bibby 0 0 6 0 2 3 0 13 113 8.69 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 24 3 1 1 2 7 51 7.29 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Sau 0 2 17 3 2 2 0 16 149 9.31 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Niall Evalds 0 0 10 1 1 3 0 13 82 6.31 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Dean Hadley 1 0 51 11 0 2 0 16 97 6.06 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 17 102 6.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 17 4 1 3 0 15 105 7.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 23 5 2 1 0 15 108 7.20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bureta Faraimo 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 17 125 7.35 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 2 0 1 7 0 14 116 8.29 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 1 17 2 2 3 4 10 34 3.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
    Marc Sneyd 0 0 11 1 2 0 7 7 31 4.43 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 43 8 2 1 0 15 114 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 57 13 3 2 0 5 50 10.00 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Chris Green 0 0 24 4 1 4 0 7 61 8.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 25 4 3 1 0 12 67 5.58 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 36 8 1 2 3 7 42 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 28 5 1 1 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 16 3 3 0 0 2 21 10.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Lane 0 0 20 3 3 0 0 8 42 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 22 5 0 0 0 4 26 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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