Tag: KCOM Stadium

Ian Watson | “We totally fell away from it”

Head Coach Ian Watson was disappointed to see his side move away from the processes – which saw them start strongly against Hull Kingston Rovers – after the hosts crossed the Red Devils line.
Watson said: “We started as well as we have done for a while.
“We were in control dominating field position and as soon as a little bit of pressure came on us we totally fell away from it.
“Hull KR just turned the tide. We were having a real arm-wrestle for that first twenty minutes and we got our nose in front and just needed to stick with the processes which we were doing really well early on.
“But then a few errors and them going the length of the field from our kick turned the tide and that’s when you need a little bit of resilience and we didn’t have it.
“Hull KR were outstanding. Their packed rolled our pack and they beat us in all areas to be honest.”
Ian Watson’s full post-match press conference can be seen below:

Stat Pack | Hull FC 45-14 Salford Red Devils

We take a look at all the stats from last night’s game against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium.
Player in focus 
This week’s ‘Player in Focus’ is George Griffin who crossed for a try late on for the Red Devils; his third of the season.
Griffin was one of five Salford players to rack up over 100 metres with ball in hand alongside Greg Johnson, Junior Sa’u, Derrell Olpherts and Lee Mossop. The prop-forward also made 31 tackles sitting one behind regular top tackler Logan Tomkins. Griffin made ten carries throughout the game as well as making one initial break.
Backs earning hard yards
The focus is often on the forwards when it comes to making the metres but Salford’s outside backs put their hands up against Hull FC last night.
Derrell Olpherts – who has impressed in recent weeks – was the team’s biggest metre-eater totalling 150 metres with ball in hand. He was followed by reliable centre Junior Sa’u who made 135 metres while Greg Johnson was just eight metres behind Sa’u.
Olpherts finished the game with an average of 8.8 metres per carry while Kris Welham, Sa’u and Johnson were all above 7 metres per carry, on average.
Overall stats
The biggest difference between the sides was completed sets with Hull FC managing to complete on 30 occasions; nine more than the Red Devils. The teams were relatively evenly matched in terms of incomplete sets 9-11.
Salford actually spent more time with ball in hand than the Black and Whites and also had more play-the-balls and more quick play-the-balls. However, the penalty count was comfortably in the hosts’ favour, 4-10.
In areas such as breaks, offloads and errors the sides were extremely evenly matched. Hull FC made ten more tackles than Salford and missed six more than the Red Devils.

Ian Watson | “We’re making silly errors”

Head Coach Ian Watson bemoaned his sides ball control and ability to ask questions of Hull FC following their 45-14 defeat at the KCOM Stadium. 
However, Watson did see an improved side after the interval with the Red Devils winning the second half.
Watch Ian Watson’s full press conference below:

Match Report | Hull FC 45-14 Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils succumbed to a 45-14 defeat as Hull FC ran out comfortable winners on a frustrating evening at the KCOM Stadium.
Although the Red Devils managed to conjure up three second-half scores through Greg Johnson, Derrell Olpherts and George Griffin, Salford still fell short as the hosts claimed a deserved victory.
Bureta Faraimo’s hat-trick alongside further tries from Jack Downs, Jack Logan, Hakim Miloudi and Jamie Shaul ensured Lee Radford’s side secured two pivotal points.
The hosts made a flying start to the contest and opened the scoring with just five minutes on the clock. After the ball was worked out wide, Faraimo stepped inside before holding off Greg Johnson and diving over.
Jake Connor kicked the first of nine goals and the Black & Whites crossed over again just six minutes later. Faraimo grabbed his second after intercepting Robert Lui’s lofted pass before sprinting the length of the field and touching down.
Hull began to take full control and managed to add two more tries in quick succession. First, Downs slid over the whitewash after a clever offload from Logan before the latter turned from provider to scorer after an excellent break from Jamie Shaul.
Things worsened for the Red Devils as Miloudi flew out of the line to intercept a wayward pass from Jack Littlejohn before racing 50m to score in what was a carbon copy of Faraimo’s individual effort.
Connor then added the resulting goal and a late drop-goal to rub salt further into the wounds.
Faraimo then turned provider after kicking inside to Shaul who made no mistake to touch down and cap off a fine first-half display.
The hosts picked up where they left off after the break as Faraimo completed his hat-trick after wriggling out of Greg Johnson’s tackle.
Johnson was to have the last laugh though as the winger touched down after collecting a cut-out pass from Jake Shorrocks.
Robert Lui added the extras as Salford began to grow in confidence and Ian Watson’s side soon found themselves over again as Derrell Olpherts finished off a well worked move to restore some pride to the camp.
Salford battled throughout the second period and their efforts were rewarded further as Lui played a flat ball to Griffin and the forward surged over the line from close-range.
Hull had the final say however as Connor slotted home a penalty on the hooter to wrap up proceedings.
Hull Lineup: Shaul, Faraimo, Logan, Tuimavave, Miloudi, Connor, Harris, Taylor, Washbrook, Green, Downs, Minichiello, Westerman.
Interchanges: Fash, Litten, Paea, Matongo.
Salford Lineup: Littlejohn, Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Olpherts, Lui, Shorrocks, Tasi, Tomkins, Mossop, Griffin, Jones, Flanagan.
Interchanges: Kopczak, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Wood.
 
Hull Scorers: Tries- Faraimo (5’, 12’, 51’), Downs (15’), Logan (21’), Miloudi (34’), Shaul 40’) | Goals- Connor (6’,13’, 16’, 22’, 35’, 40’, 52’, 79’) | Drop Goals- Connor (39’)
Salford Scorers: Tries- Johnson 58’, Olpherts (67’), Griffin (72’) | Goals- Lui (59’)
Man of the Match: George Griffin.
Referee: Robert Hicks. Touch Judges: D Bowmer & M. Craven. Video Referee: Robert Hicks.
Attendance: 10,606.

Preview | Hull FC vs Salford Red Devils | Friday 8th June

Salford Red Devils travel to Hull FC in search of two crucial points in the hunt for a spot inside the Super 8s.
Here is our preview of the fixture including both teams recent form, team news, full squads and a head-to-head between two players who could be pivotal in the outcome of the game.
Last Time Out
The Red Devils suffered defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Giants in their last outing but did go into the break in the lead thanks to tries from Niall Evalds and Junior Sa’u. The centre did power over for a second late on, but Huddersfield’s comeback had already been complete with scores from Darnell McIntosh, Daniel Smith, Jordan Turner and Kruise Leeming.
Hull FC’s two-year unbeaten run in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup came to an end last weekend as they suffered a 25-22 defeat at the hands of current Betfred Super League leaders St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Albert Kelly, James Green, Scott Taylor and Hakim Miloudi all crossed for Hull FC however doubles from Mark Percival and Regan Grace alongside a terrific kicking display from Danny Richardson, which included a drop-goal, sealed victory for the Saints.
Form
Salford will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend against Hull FC after a difficult spell in May. The Red Devils came close to turning their fortunes around last weekend against Huddersfield and a victory on Friday evening could see them climb back into the top eight.
FC have had a mixed bag of results lately with the defeat against St Helens following a 30-12 loss to Warrington Wolves at the backend of May. However, prior to this the Black and Whites had won consecutive games against Featherstone Rovers in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and local rivals Hull Kingston Rovers at the Dacia Magic Weekend.
Team News
Ian Watson welcomes back Josh Jones into the squad who has been out since the Red Devils last away victory against Huddersfield Giants. Kris Welham has also recovered from an injury he sustained at the Dacia Magic Weekend.
Jack Littlejohn also returns to the squad to face the side he scored his first-ever Red Devils try against. Lama Tasi is also reintroduced into the squad while Ryan Lannon and Gavin Bennion are the two changes from last week’s squad.
Niall Evalds is sidelined with a broken leg which he picked up against Huddersfield a fortnight ago while Kriss Brining also remains out due to injury.
Lee Radford’s Hull FC have been struggling with injuries and have a number of first team regulars missing including Sika Manu, Danny Houghton and Dean Hadley.
Long-term absentees Marc Sneyd, Josh Bowden, Josh Griffin, Fetuli Talanoa and Jordan Abdull are all also unavailable.
Head-to-Head
With Josh Jones looking set to return for the Red Devils the second-rower features in this week’s head-to-head against Hull FC back-rower Mark Minichiello.
Jones has a powerful running game out wide for the Red Devils and is always a threat on the opponent’s line. The former St Helens man still sits second in terms of offloads for the team this season despite being sidelined for two months and his hands could very well create some openings for Salford on Friday evening.
Minichiello is a workhorse for the Black and Whites sitting fourth in FC’s tackle count so far this season. The Italian international – much like Jones – has terrific hands and sits second in the Hull’s offloading ranks thus far in 2018.
While both forwards defensive efforts will be massive for their respective sides the game could come down to one pivotal offload or play from the back-rowers to edge their team in front.
Squads:
Hull FC: Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Kelly, Taylor, Minichiello, Connor, Green, Washbrook, Fash, Paea, Logan, Lane, Downs, Miloudi, Matongo, Scott, Westerman, Harris.
Salford: Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Lui, Littlejohn, Kopczak, Tomkins, G. Griffin, Jones, Flanagan, Tasi, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Wood, Olpherts, Mossop, Bibby, Murray, Shorrocks.

Away Day Guide | Hull FC | Friday 8th June

Salford Red Devils will travel to Hull FC on Friday evening (8th June) and we’ve compiled all the key information for fans making the trip up to the KCOM Stadium. 
The game is set to kick-off at 7:45pm at the KCOM Stadium, Hull.

Ticketing

You can purchase tickets for Salford Red Devils’ trip to Hull FC from the AJ Bell Stadium Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570 up until 3pm on Friday 8th June.
Ticket prices from the Club Ticket Office are as follows:
Adult: £23
Concession (60+, 17-19 and full-time students): £21
Juniors (5-16): £10
Under 5: FREE
Carers: FREE
Junior Season Ticket Holders: Available at the AJ Bell Stadium Club Ticket Office.
Ticket prices will increase by £2 if you purchase on the evening of the game from the KCOM Stadium. Junior Swaps will also not be available to exchange at the KCOM Stadium.
Remember, Salford Red Devils retain 25% of the fee if you purchase early direct from the AJ Bell Stadium.

Stadium

Salford Red Devils supporters will be situated in an unreserved seating area in the East Stand.
The KCOM Stadium is situated at West Park, Hull, HU3 6JU. The Stadium holds 25,400 and is also the home of Hull City AFC.

Transport

The Salford Red Devils Supporters’ Coach will be running on Friday evening and there is still time to book at the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. The coach is priced at £16 for all classes.
The pick-up points and times are as follows:
Chandos: 3:55pm
Royal Sovereign: 4:05pm
Eccles Town Hall: 4:20pm
Dog & Partridge: 4:30pm
AJ Bell Stadium: 4:45pm
Any Salford Red Devils supporters travelling on the Supporters’ Coach are reminded to arrive at their pick-up point with plenty of time.

Directions

From the West

Approach Hull from the M62 leading on to the A63. Follow the dual-carriageway under the Humber Bridge onto the A63 ‘Clive Sullivan Way’.
You will approach a fly-over, directly before this, stay left onto the slip road sign posted ‘Infirmary’ and ‘KCOM Stadium’.
At the roundabout, take the second exit- ‘Rawling Way’.
At the next main set of lights (with the hospital in front of you) take a left turn on to A1105 Anlaby Road towards the stadium visible directly to your right.
Continue over the fly-over and down to the next set of lights.
For executive and non-match day parking turn left. For supporter match day parking turn right. For people using a sat-nav, the post code is HU3 6HU.

From the North

Approaching Hull from the A1079, take third exit from the Beverley Bypass and continue down Beverley Road towards the city centre.
When arriving at the junction of Beverley Road, Spring Bank, Freetown Way and Ferensway on the edge of the city centre, turn right onto Spring Bank.
At the junction with Princess Avenue, continue straight on to Spring Bank West. After crossing the railway lines, take an immediate left onto Walton Street for stadium car parking.

Parking

Parking is on site at the KCOM Stadium. Vehicles are charged £5 to park on the Walton Street car Park. Gates open three hours before kick-off and close three hours after the final hooter. Please note any vehicles left after this time will be charged with a £75 penalty.
Park & Ride faculties are available in Hull and give great access to the KCOM Stadium. The Priory Park facility is clearly signposted on the A63 when entering from the west of the city. With up to 650 parking spaces, regular buses travel straight down Analby Road, stopping at the KCOM Stadium and continuing into Hull City Centre.

Tickets | Hull FC away is now on sale

Tickets for our Betfred Super League fixture against Hull FC on Friday 8th June, 7:45pm kick-off, are now available at the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Tickets for our trip to Hull FC will be available up until 3pm on Friday 8th June. Salford Red Devils fans are also encouraged to purchase in advance from the AJ Bell Stadium as prices will increase by £2 on gameday.
The Salford Red Devils supporters will be situated in unreserved seating in the East Stand. Remember, the Club retain 25% of any early purchase from the AJ Bell Stadium.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults: £23
Concession: £21 (60+, 17-19 and full-time students)
Juniors: £10 (5-16)
Under 5: FREE
Carers: FREE
Junior Season Ticket holders: Junior swaps available at AJ Bell Stadium Club Ticket Office.
Anyone wanting to exchange a Junior Season Ticket for a junior swap are reminded to do so from the AJ Bell Stadium as they will not be changed on the day at the KCOM Stadium.
Coach travel is also available for the trip to the KCOM Stadium and is available to book at the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. A place on the coach is priced at £16 for all classes.
The pick-up points and times are as follows:
Chandos Social Club: 3:55pm
Royal Sovereign: 4:05pm
Eccles Town Hall: 4:20pm
Dog & Partridge: 4:30pm
AJ Bell Stadium: 4:45pm