Super League  Friday 8th March 2013  Kingston Communications Stadium  Att: 11,852

Squad

Arundel, Briscoe, Bowden, Galea, Heremaia, Holdsworth, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, O'Meley, Pitts, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Squad

Carney, Shenton, Webster, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Clark, Huby, Gilmour, Hauraki, Millington, Emmitt, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Clare, Mason.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Josh Bowden

Danny Houghton

Joe Arundel

Tom Lineham

Joe Arundel

Tom Lineham

Tom Lineham

Joe Arundel

Richard Horne

GOAL SCORERS:

Joe Arundel

Joe Westerman

Daniel Holdsworth

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

GOAL SCORERS:

Full Report

Match Official: S Ganson

Joe Arundel and Tom Lineham scored hat-tricks as Hull FC returned to winning ways at the expense of a poor Castleford Tigers side in a match that descended into chaos.

Australian stand-off Daniel Holdsworth marked his return from injury with an excellent display at the KC Stadium, having missed two matches due to concussion, and in the first half produced two huge bombs to create tries for Richard Horne and Lineham.

Lineham also grabbed an interception try inside the opening 40 minutes, and Arundel benefited from some good fortune to cross for his first score, with Danny Tickle booting three goals.

There was little variation on the theme in the second half as Hull added tries through Arundel and Lineham, before a 26-man brawl broke out, leading to red cards for Tickle and Weller Hauraki and a pair of yellow cards, making it an 11-a-side contest.

Arundel grabbed his third, with Houghton and Josh Bowden also crossing under the posts to complete the nine-try demolition and give Hull their first clean sheet at the KC.

Hull were without scrum-half Brett Seymour, who is on leave following a car accident, while props Bowden and Liam Watts were part of the 17-man squad for the first time this season.

Castleford made just one change to last week's side that faced Wigan Warriors. James Clare started at left centre in the place of Jake Webster.

Hull received a relieving penalty after four minutes and, on the last tackle, Holdsworth sent up a towering kick. Jordan Tansey mistakenly let the ball bounce and Lineham pounced and offloaded for Horne to dive over in the corner. Tickle added the extras.

Two minutes later and Hull were over again as Justin Carney lost the ball in the tackle, and Arundel picked up the pieces to crash over after evading one defender. Tickle converted from the touchline.

The hosts extended their lead after 31 minutes when Rangi Chase's pass deflected off Hauraki's shoulder and into the hands of the gleeful Lineham, who raced 30 metres to score.

Another error let the home side in for their fourth try as this time Clare was unable to deal with Holdsworth’s kick and Lineham was in the right place to collect and score his second try.

In the second half, Arundel added another from a short Horne pass, and Lineham grabbed his hat-trick try a couple of minutes later from the same provider, this time with the boot. Tickle converted both.

The game turned ugly after 50 minutes as both sides showed their boxing skills. Referee Steve Ganson sent off Tickle and Hauraki, while sin-binning Carney and Mark O'Meley.

With just over 20 minutes to go, Arundel slid over for his third after dummying for the score.

Castleford fans saw the funny side of their team's failings as they proceeded to deliver a conga around the North Stand, before Bowden broke the line and cleverly stepped past full-back Tansey to bring up the 50-point mark with his first try for the club.

Match Action

  • 74m
    goal

    Joe Arundel

    Hull

  • 73m
    try

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 59m
    goal

    Joe Westerman

    Hull

  • 59m
    try

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 57m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Hull

  • 57m
    goal

    Daniel Holdsworth

    Hull

  • 53m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 53m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 45m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 45m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 42m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Hull

  • 42m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 36m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Thompson

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 31m
    try

    Tom Lineham

    Hull

  • 31m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Holmes

    Castleford

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jake Emmitt

    Castleford

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Andy Lynch

    Hull

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Keith Mason

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 7m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Hull

  • 7m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 5m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 5m
    try

    Richard Horne

    Hull