Hull FC 62-6 North Wales Crusaders
Hull cruise past Crusaders
Hull cruised to a 62-6 victory over North Wales Crusaders in the Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth round thanks to hat-tricks from full-back Jamie Shaul and centre Kirk Yeaman at the KC Stadium.
Hull dominated the Kingstone Press Championship One side to amass 36 unanswered second-half points to ease into the next round, as Richard Horne weighed in with a brace of tries and Joe Westerman, Ben Crooks, Tom Lineham and James Cunningham also crossed the whitewash.
Crusaders' only try came courtesy of Christiaan Roets, with the score converted by Tommy Johnson.
Hull started the game without several first-team players including Mark O'Meley and Shannon McDonnell leaving Shaul to deputise at full-back.
Crusaders welcomed back Toby Adamson who missed their 44-6 win against London Scholars last week, and Jono Smith was moved to the bench.
The visitors started the game on the front foot after they defended well to force Hull to turn the ball over inside their own half.
Minutes later a neat kick by Andy Moulsdale trapped Jason Crookes in-goal but Hull's defence held firm as Shaul shepherded Jamie Durbin's grubber kick dead.
The impressive start for Crusaders had their loyal supporters of around 200 fans chanting passionately early on but their celebrations proved to be short-lived.
After surviving the early scare, Hull opened the scoring on 13 minutes through Horne before Westerman powered over four minutes later.
Crooks soon making it 16-0 for the home side when he touched down Horne's neat grubber as Hull began to build the lead.
Roets then scored an impressive try for the Welsh side after he gathered Moulsdale's kick to the corner before Yeaman scored Hull's fourth in the 35th minute in a good piece of play with Westerman.
The centre snatched another score as the half-time siren approached before Hull unleashed their pedigree after the break by running in six unanswered tries.
Lineham powered over in the corner in the 53rd minute before Cunningham then crashed over from close range.
With a quarter of an hour remaining another neat pass from Heremaia sent Yeaman through the Crusaders defensive line, and the centre showed great awareness to pass back inside for Shaul to touchdown.
Horne then scored a try in between two long-range Shaul efforts that completed his hat-trick, before Yeaman did the same in the last minute.