Hull FC 35-32 Salford Red Devils

Friday 7th June 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 17

35-32 FT

HT: 28 12

Attendance: 9,914

Official: L Moore

Venue: KCOM Stadium

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Albert Kelly (2), Jake Connor, Mark Minichiello, Jamie Shaul, Ratu Naulago,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd (5),

  • Drop Goals
    Marc Sneyd,

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Pauli Pauli (2), Jake Bibby (2), Rob Lui, Niall Evalds,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu (4),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC held off a Salford Red Devils fightback to cling onto a 35-32 victory, despite finishing the match with 11 men.

The hosts raced into an 18-0 lead inside 14 minutes thanks to converted tries from Albert Kelly, Jake Connor and Mark Minichiello. Wakefield loanee Pauli Pauli got Salford on the scoreboard before Kelly jinked his way over for a second score.

Jake Bibby and Jamie Shaul traded tries as Hull held a 28-12 half-time lead, but the visitors cut into the deficit with Robert Lui's touchdown three minutes after the restart.

Former Red Devil Marc Sneyd, who finished with 11 points, added a drop-goal before Ratu Naulago raced clear to put Hull 35-16 up with 15 minutes remaining.

However, Pauli Pauli crashed over before Hull prop Chris Green and Salford counterpart Adam Walker finished the match in the sin-bin and home centre Josh Griffin was sent off for a dangerous tackle.

Bibby and Niall Evalds in quick succession to set up a nervy finale, but Hull held on to move level with third-placed Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League table.

Hull head coach Lee Radford said: “It’s a win, a shallow one but a win. The game should have been killed off really early and definitely could have been 10 minutes after half-time.

“Instead, we made some basic errors that gave Salford a leg up.

“Some of our tries from distance were amazing. And we could have had a couple more.”

Salford boss Ian Watson said: “We showed some real fight in the second half but we were embarrassed and disappointed by our first-half performance.

“We came with an attitude that we didn’t want to defend. It looked like we wanted to do the easy stuff.

“We should have come here wanting to do the gritty stuff and enjoy the gritty stuff.

“It is an individual attitude that is something we need to address. There was a lack of ruthlessness to hit someone defensively and hurt them.

“We are better than that and we need to address the way we started that first half.

“You can’t turn up for a Super League game thinking you can play tig-and-pass for 40 minutes, you are kidding yourself."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 78: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 77: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 70: TRY! scored for Salford by Pauli Pauli
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 65: TRY! scored for Hull by Ratu Naulago
  • 63: Goal scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 43: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 35: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 28: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 25: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 18: TRY! scored for Salford by Pauli Pauli
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 14: TRY! scored for Hull by Mark Minichiello
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 11: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 8: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • Key Performers

    Krisnan Inu

    Offloads: 4

    Albert Kelly

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Ratu Naulago

    Metres: 163

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull 6
    Red Devils 6

    Goals:

    Hull 5
    Red Devils 4

    METRES:

    Hull 1310
    Red Devils 1232

    CARRIES:

    Hull 142
    Red Devils 180

    TACKLES:

    Hull 331
    Red Devils 295

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull 8
    Red Devils 8

    PENALTIES:

    Hull 5
    Red Devils 6

    BREAKS:

    Hull 7
    Red Devils 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ratu Naulago 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 12 163 13.58 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 14 0 3 1 0 12 123 10.25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 20 4 1 3 0 13 113 8.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 1 0 7 0 1 5 0 10 112 11.20 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Westerman 0 0 35 5 2 4 0 14 104 7.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Albert Kelly 2 2 18 1 3 9 1 9 103 11.44 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Mark Minichiello 1 0 28 0 1 1 0 13 102 7.85 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Bureta Faraimo 0 1 9 1 2 6 0 11 89 8.09 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Green 0 0 16 2 0 2 0 7 69 9.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Connor 1 0 14 4 3 3 0 7 66 9.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 29 7 1 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 15 4 1 0 0 6 50 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Andre Savelio 0 0 19 4 3 0 0 5 47 9.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 1 48 5 1 2 0 2 33 16.50 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 2 12 1 4 0 3 4 32 8.00 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 25 4 1 1 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 18 1 1 1 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 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
    George Griffin 0 0 42 3 4 0 0 19 128 6.74 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jackson Hastings 0 2 18 5 1 0 3 16 126 7.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 16 2 3 3 0 15 119 7.93 1 1 0 0 4 2 4 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 19 2 5 0 0 12 113 9.42 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Joshua Jones 0 0 20 1 1 5 0 13 109 8.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 2 1 20 5 2 4 0 12 85 7.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Jake Bibby 2 0 2 1 3 7 1 11 76 6.91 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 19 0 3 1 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 1 0 3 0 3 2 1 11 70 6.36 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Robert Lui 1 1 20 1 5 1 7 16 66 4.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 28 7 1 1 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 11 1 2 3 0 10 49 4.90 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Ken Sio 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 24 7 1 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 13 0 3 0 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 15 5 1 0 0 6 20 3.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joey Lussick 0 1 24 3 2 1 0 2 18 9.00 0 1 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