Super League  Sunday 11th August 2013  MS3 Craven Park  Att: 8,874

Squad

Salter, Netherton, Walker, Gleeson, Tuimavave, Cox, Mika, Burns, Carlile, Beaumont, Hall, Griffin, D. Hodgson, Lovegrove, Dobson, Caro, Eden, Hepi, J. Hodgson.

Squad

Arundel, T. Briscoe, Crookes, Ellis, Green, Heremaia, Houghton, Holdsworth, Johnson, Lineham, Miller, O'Meley, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Whiting, Westerman, Yeaman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Evarn Tuimavave

Adam Walker

Liam Salter

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Tom Briscoe

Richard Whiting

Joe Arundel

Jamie Shaul

Kirk Yeaman

Jacob Miller

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Danny Tickle

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Three tries in seven second-half minutes proved crucial as Challenge Cup finalists Hull FC leapfrogged city rivals Hull KR in the Super League table.

A penalty try for Kirk Yeaman and further touchdowns from Jamie Shaul and Joe Arundel helped the visitors turn the match around and emerge triumphant in the derby at MS3 Craven Park.

It was Hull's third successive win and a third straight defeat for the Robins.

Rovers' hopes were dealt a blow before a ball had been kicked with second-rower Rhys Lovegrove withdrawing from the team with an arm injury. His place went to George Griffin, who had missed Rovers' last 10 matches.

Josh Hodgson and Yeaman were sin-binned for their part in a brawl before the deadlock was broken by the hosts in the 21st minute when Greg Eden sent Liam Salter over for the try after juggling the ball at the second attempt.

It was just reward for Salter, whose hit on Danny Tickle handed Rovers possession near the halfway line. Michael Dobson added the extras for a 6-0 lead.

Dave Hodgson was yellow-carded for Rovers for deliberately keeping Tom Lineham on the ground following a tackle, and with the extra man advantage the visitors levelled as Jacob Miller stretched out to score after good work coming across the pitch by Arundel, with Tickle adding the extras.

Dobson opted to slot a penalty to give the hosts an 8-6 half-time lead.

Hull took the lead for the first time in the match when video referee Ian Smith ruled that Yeaman would have scored had Travis Burns not impeded him. Tickle added the extras, and they edged even closer to victory when Richard Whiting intercepted Craig Hall's pass, raced downfield and let speed merchant Shaul do the rest.

The game was taken away completely from Rovers straight from the kick-off as Holdsworth won possession from the restart and his brilliant offload sent Arundel away for another long-range try. Tickle converted in front of the posts to make it 24-8 with 20 minutes remaining.

The hosts responded with a try from Adam Walker, which Dobson converted but the sting was taken out of their recovery effort when Whiting scored in the right-hand corner. Rovers fans claimed there was a forward pass in to Whiting from Holdsworth, but the try stood and again Tickle converted.

Rovers were not going down without a fight and Evarn Tuimavave crashed over, but Tom Briscoe added another Hull try, grounding Danny Houghton's kick with four minutes left to play, and Tickle added a late penalty to seal the win.

Match Action

  • 80m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 75m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Hull

  • 75m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 72m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 72m
    try

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 67m
    try

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 67m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 63m
    try

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 63m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 58m
    try

    Joe Arundel

    Hull

  • 58m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 55m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 55m
    try

    Jamie Shaul

    Hull

  • 51m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 51m
    try

    Kirk Yeaman

    Hull

  • 40m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 40m
    interchange_off

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 40m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 37m
    interchange_on

    Tyla Hepi

    Hull K R

  • 37m
    interchange_off

    Greg Eden

    Hull K R

  • 36m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 36m
    try

    Jacob Miller

    Hull

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Jason Netherton

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Richard Beaumont

    Hull K R

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Richard Whiting

    Hull

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 20m
    try

    Liam Salter

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R