Super League  Friday 16th August 2013  Kingston Communications Stadium  Att: 11,180

Squad

Arundel, Bowden, T. Briscoe, Crookes, Ellis, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Houghton, Lynch, Johnson, Miller, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Squad

Gaskell, D. Williams, McGoldrick, Gibson, Evalds, Sneyd, Fages, A. Walne, Jewitt, Emmitt, Davies, Dixon, Wild, J. Walne, Ashurst, Owen, Griffin, James, Godwin.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joe Westerman

Aaron Heremaia

Joe Arundel

GOAL SCORERS:

Joe Westerman

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny Williams

Ryan McGoldrick

GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Marc Sneyd

Full Report

Match Official: T Alibert

Hull FC warmed up for their Challenge Cup final date with Wigan Warriors by edging out Salford City Reds at the KC Stadium.

The Reds led at half-time, tries from Ryan McGoldrick and Danny Williams sandwiching Joe Arundel's score.

Aaron Heremaia then went over for Hull after the break and a late flurry of action finished with Joe Westerman's late winning try.

Winger Tom Lineham, who has 17 tries in all competitions this season, was missing for the hosts with an ankle injury he suffered in last week's Hull derby.

The Reds took the lead after they crossed on the back of a massive 40-20 by Lee Gaskell.

It was Gaskell again who supplied the finish with a neat inside ball seeing McGoldrick over, before Marc Sneyd converted.

McGoldrick turned villain when he spilled possession in his own half and Hull took advantage on the next set.

An outstanding grubber kick from Daniel Holdsworth found Arundel for the score and Danny Tickle converted to level the scores.

Salford re-took the lead when excellent hands wide right saw Ashley Gibson supply Williams with a sublime flick pass.

Sneyd converted from the touchline, before Hull regained some dominance with a Holdsworth kick forcing a drop-out.

Nothing became of the pressure but on their next attack Kirk Yeaman almost powered over, a wonderful tackle by Jordan Davies halting the centre.

Both sides enjoyed periods of pressure at the start of the second period, Hull turning the tide after Salford had begun the half with a bang.

Against the run of play Salford almost extended their lead. Niall Evalds rose above Jason Crookes to collect Sneyd's excellent kick to the corner but the winger spilled possession close to the line.

The visitors were left to rue their missed opportunity when Danny Houghton sent Heremaia on his way to touch down and Tickle again converted.

After Yeaman was penalised for a high shot on Gibson, Salford were given the opportunity to camp on their opponents' line. However, great right-side defence from Hull saw Gaskell thrown into touch.

A great Jamie Shaul tackle then forced a drop-out for Hull with 12 minutes to go. After receiving a penalty Hull declined to go for the two, but a poor last tackle option cost them.

From a kick return Evalds broke upfield for Salford, who eventually moved ahead again with a Sneyd field goal before Westerman crashed over 90 seconds later to give Hull the win.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 78m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 77m
    dropgoal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 57m
    try

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 57m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 52m
    interchange_on

    Jordan James

    Salford

  • 52m
    interchange_off

    Stephen Wild

    Salford

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Gareth Ellis

    Hull

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Walne

    Salford

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Gareth Owen

    Salford

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Lee Jewitt

    Salford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Davies

    Salford

  • 26m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford

  • 26m
    try

    Danny Williams

    Salford

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Jake Emmitt

    Salford

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Darrell Griffin

    Salford

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 17m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 17m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Hull

  • 12m
    try

    Ryan McGoldrick

    Salford

  • 12m
    goal

    Marc Sneyd

    Salford