Hull hammer Salford in seven-try win


Jake Connor has now landed 28 Super League goals this season
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Hull FC (37) 45
Tries: Faraimo 3, Downs, Logan, Miloudi, Shaul Goals: Connor 8 Drop-goal: Connor
Salford (0) 14
Tries: Johnson, Olpherts, Griffin Goals: Lui

Hull put last weekend’s loss of their Challenge Cup crown behind them by running in seven tries against Salford.

Six of them came before the break as Hull turned round 37-0 up.

But all they got in the second half was a third try for winger Bureta Faraimo, who completed his hat-trick, while Greg Johnson, Derrell Olpherts and George Griffin all crossed for Salford.

Hull’s other four first-half tries came from Jack Downs, Jack Logan, Hakim Miloudi, and full-back Jamie Shaul.

Jake Connor completed a personal haul of 17 points with seven conversions, a drop goal and a late penalty, while Rob Lui landed the second of his three conversion attempts for the Red Devils.

Hull had the points in the bag inside the opening 20 minutes thanks to Faraimo’s first two tries and one apiece for second rower Downs and centre Logan.

Miloudi and Shaul then touched down either side of Connor’s cheeky drop goal to settle the contest by half-time.

Salford outscored Hull after the break but still look seemingly destined for the Qualifiers after a sixth straight loss.

New Salford loan signings Greg Burke and Ed Chamberlain were not available but could play against parent side Widnes next week.

The injury-hit Black and Whites, who still won with plenty to spare, remain in fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Castleford.

Although captain Danny Houghton, half-back Albert Kelly and second-rowers Dean Hadley and Sika Manu joined Hull’s lengthy injury list in the narrow Challenge Cup defeat at St Helens, Lee Radford got another strong performance from his depleted team.

Hull FC: Shaul; Faraimo, Logan, Tuimavave, Miloudi; Connor, Harris; Taylor, Washbrook, Green, Downs, Minichiello, Westerman.

Interchanges: Fash, Litten, Paea, Matongo.

Salford: Littlejohn; Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Olpherts; Lui, Shorrocks; Tasi, L Tomkins, Mossop, Griffin, Jones, Flanagan.

Interchanges: Kopczak, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Wood.

Referee: Robert Hicks (RFL)

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