MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 16 – 23 HULL FC

Salford Red Devils suffered a 16 – 23 defeat at home against Hull FC at the AJ Bell Stadium.

With a hat-trick from Josh Griffin and three penalty goals from Marc Sneyd, Hull FC handed Salford Red Devils a fourth straight defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Josh Jones, Niall Evalds and Jackson Hastings went over for Salford, showing a stronger attacking position in the second half, but a drop-goal from Sneyd in the last 10 minutes of the game gave Hull FC the final hand in securing a victory over the Red Devils.

It was former Salford player Josh Griffin who opened the scoring for Hull FC, followed by two penalties scored by Marc Sneyd.

Salford held a strong attack with a try from Niall Evalds being disallowed due to interference, but the Red Devils could not break the Hull defence until Josh Jones powered over from a Rob Lui kick to secure the only try for Salford in the first half of the game, bringing the score to 6-10 at half-time.

Josh Griffin furthered Hull’s lead in the second half, scoring two tries in quick succession and winning a hat-trick in the 50thminute to further the Hull advantage.

Conceded penalties proved to be Salford’s downfall after Sneyd scored a third penalty to ensure Hull’s lead.

Both Evalds and Jackson Hastings went over for Salford until Snyed finished the game with a quick drop-goal to secure a Hull FC victory.

 

SALFORD: Evalds, Inu, Chamberlain, Bibby, Olpherts, Lui, Hastings, Walker, Lussick, Dudson, Jones, Griffin, Flanagan.

INTERCHANGES: Burke, Welham, Nakubuwai, Turgut.

HULL FC: Wynne, Logan, Griffin, Tuimavave, Faraimo, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Paea, Minichiello, Manu, Westerman.

INTERCHANGES: Lane, Savelio, Ellis, Washbrook.

 

Salford tries: Jones (18′), Evalds (58′), Hastings (70′)

Salford goalsChamberlain (20′, 71′)

 

Hull FC tries: Griffin (5′, 47′, 51′)

Hull FC goals: Sneyd (6′, 11′, 37′, 48′ 66′)

Hull FC dropgoals: Sneyd (73′)

 

Referee: Gareth Hewer

Attendance: 3,609

Man of the Match: Niall Evalds