Super League: Hull climb after seeing off Salford City Reds
Last Updated: 13/04/13 5:53pm
Richard Whiting: Two tries for Hull
The appointment of new boss Brian Noble failed to inspire Salford to victory as they lost 24-18 to Hull, a third win in a row which takes the Black and Whites into the top eight.
Hull ran in four tries, including a Richard Whiting double, to leave the Reds next-to-bottom of the Super League table.
The Reds made a flying start after Jay Pitts was sin-binned for obstruction with Theo Fages long pass allowing Martin Gleeson to put Danny Williams over in the corner after only four minutes and Mark Sneyd booted the touchline conversion.
Salford suffered a blow midway through the first half when Adam Neal made way with an arm injury and Hull immediately drew level.
Ben Crooks hacked the ball forward after a pass from Joe Arundel and won the race to the line for Joe Westerman to convert.
Hull went ahead almost straight from the restart with Richard Horne putting Whiting over to make it 12-6.
Young Niall Evalds was impressive at full-back for Salford, comfortably dealing with a barrage of high kicks.
Peter Gentle's men increased their advantage early in the second half with Tom Lineham pouncing onto Whiting's kick and Westerman landing the touchline conversion.
A storming break by Fages gave Salford a lift before Gareth Owen nipped over to cut the gap to 18-12 after 57 minutes.
But Hull could breathe more comfortably when Whiting charged down Sneyd's clearance kick for his second try.
Whiting hobbled off nine minutes from time but had already sealed the Reds' fate. Hull also had Arundel helped off in the 77th minute to take some of the gloss of a hard-earned victory with Jodie Broughton racing the full length of the field for a last-gasp try.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan 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 RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
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