Super League report: Catalan Dragons stunned by Hull
Last Updated: 07/04/13 5:34pm
Hull blew away Catalan Dragons with a fine second-half display to earn back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Ben Crooks and Tom Lineham both crossed twice in a 28-8 triumph as Peter Gentle's side sent the visitors to a second successive defeat.
Catalan posted the first points of the game after a penalty for a high shot gave William Barthau the chance to easily dispatch the two points.
When Hull were handed their own penalty they declined the option of two points, and duly grabbed the first try of the game when Aaron Heremaia's neat grubber kick was pounced upon by Crooks to score.
The hosts might then have scored on two occasions, first when Richard Horne's pass was rightly ruled forward to Tickle, and second when Tom Briscoe failed to touchdown off Danny Houghton's kick on an advantage play.
Just before the break Barthau pulled a penalty goal attempt wide before successfully levelling the game two minutes later with another chance from in front.
Hull built some pressure after the break forcing a drop-out from Horne's kick, and the scoreboard was moving again in the 46th minute with a great spread play down the left side allowing Briscoe to touchdown in the corner after a pass from McDonnell. Tickle converted from the touchline for a six-point lead.
With just under half an hour remaining Horne produced a great momentum-shifting 40-20 kick that gave FC the chance to camp on the Catalan line.
The home side were soon over when Aaron Heremaia created his second try of the game with a beautifully floated cut-out pass finding Lineham. Tickle again added the two to give Hull a 12-point advantage.
Shannon McDonnell was then forced off with a head injury and Richard Whiting took his place at full-back, but Hull didn't relent as Lineham grabbed his second try of the game and Joe Westerman converted from the touchline.
The Black and Whites added more points later on from a Westerman penalty goal which gave them a four score lead.
Morgan Escare then showed great footwork to cross for the Dragons' first score, but Crooks pounced on a loose ball with two minutes to go to grab his second try for Hull.
First Utility Super League
Thu 21st May
Castleford Tigers16 - 24Huddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC10 - 17St Helens
Leeds Rhinos36 - 16Hull K R
Salford Red Devils18 - 34Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Warrington WolvesvsCatalans Dragons
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K R0 - 0Hull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Super League 2013, round eleven
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Wakefield full-back Richie Mathers has undergone emergency surgery on a ruptured testicle.
Wakefield forward Justin Poore will face an RFL hearing after being charged with punching during the defeat at Wigan.
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