Hull FC continued their dominance over Castleford Tigers with a 28-12 victory in the sixth round of the Coral Challenge Cup on a night to forget for visiting full-back Peter Mata’utia at the KCOM Stadium.
Marc Sneyd returned from injury to run the show as he set up one try for Albert Kelly and also kicked 12 points as Hull bounced back from Sunday’s disappointing home defeat by Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League.
But Mata’utia twice kicked out on the full in the first half and Hull punished him both times by scoring converted tries as the Tigers failed to beat Hull for the third time in as many attempts in this competition.
Hull’s tries came from Jake Connor, Bureta Faraimo, Kelly and Mark Minichiello.
Castleford scored tries in each half through James Clare and Cory Aston with Mata’utia adding a conversion after opening the scoring with an early penalty.
Hull coach Lee Radford said: “Our cup swagger, we seemed to find it.
“I am really pleased with the result and pleased with a lot of the players as well.”
Opposite number Daryl Powell, meanwhile, was furious with his own side's performance.
"Some of that stuff was unacceptable, completely unacceptable," he said.
“We got ourselves into such a sticky situation. I could say a lot worse but that performance was as bad as I have seen."