Super League: Hull FC crushed Widnes Vikings with 72-10 win at the KC Stadium
Last Updated: 02/08/13 10:40pm
Challenge Cup finalists Hull FC halted their poor run of form in Super League with a comprehensive 72-10 success over the Widnes Vikings at the KC Stadium.
The Black and Whites, who beat Warrington in last weekend's semi-final, cemented eighth spot in the standings courtesy of a 12-try display that included doubles from Tom Briscoe, Jamie Shaul and Australian youngster Jacob Miller.
Cameron Phelps and Kevin Brown scored first-half tries for the Vikings, but Denis Betts' men were blown away in the second half as Peter Gentle's men romped to their biggest win of the season.
Hull hit the front early on as Daniel Holdsworth picked up the pieces from a Kevin Brown knock-on and raced 80 metres to score against the run of play, before Danny Tickle converted his score.
Widnes hit straight back as an Airlie Birds' error from the restart gave Patrick Ah Van the chance to neatly drop-off Phelps for the score in the corner. Jack Owens failed with the conversion.
Owens was taken off the field for Widnes with a nasty looking head injury before Hull forced a drop-out with a Miller grubber kick. From the restart Hull probed and they went over in the left corner with Briscoe after excellent hands.
In the 26th minute Widnes levelled the game with Brown touching down Joe Mellor's grubber kick. The game was not level for long though after Gareth Ellis picked off an interception and after finding Miller, the Australian supplied Yeaman for the finish in the corner. Tickle converted.
Just after the half-hour mark Briscoe's rampaging run set up Shaul who shot through the line to score from 40 metres out, and Tickle added the conversion.
Shaul added another moments later, showing great support play as he latched onto Whiting's break to grab his second, and give Hull an 18-point lead.
An error from Widnes at the start of the second period gave Gentle's men the chance to further extend their lead. Back-to-back penalties followed and Hull added to their lead with a Tickle penalty goal.
In the second period a great long break from Briscoe was supported by Miller, who then finished off the try in style with a diving finish in the corner to complete a 60-metre two man effort.
Miller was at it again when he broke downfield exposing some tired Vikings defence, and after passing to Shaul the full-back returned the favour to put Miller in for his second.
Briscoe scorched in for his second try as he showed great pace to out run Rhys Hanbury. Whiting added to the Vikings' misery when he span in the tackle to bring up the 50-points for Hull, before Aaron Heremaia, Joe Arundel and Mark O'Meley added late scores.
First Utility Super League
Thu 26th Mar
Salford Red Devils36 - 8Widnes Vikings
Fri 27th Mar
Castleford Tigers20 - 14Hull FC
Hull K R24 - 22St Helens
Warrington Wolves10 - 29Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors52 - 10Wakefield Wildcats
Sat 28th Mar
Catalans Dragons22 - 38Leeds Rhinos
Thu 2nd Apr
Hull FCvsHull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Fri 3rd Apr
Castleford TigersvsLeeds Rhinos
Wigan WarriorsvsSt Helens
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Mon 6th Apr
Warrington WolvesvsCastleford Tigers
Hull K R0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Wigan Warriors
St Helens0 - 0Hull FC
Catalans DragonsvsWidnes Vikings
Fri 10th Apr
Hull FCvsWidnes Vikings
Sat 11th Apr
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Castleford TigersvsHull K R
Sun 12th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0St Helens
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan WarriorsvsWarrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St HelensvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
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