Hull FC 31-24 Widnes Vikings

Friday 29th June 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 19

31-24 FT

HT: 16 12

Official: G Dolan

Venue: KCOM Stadium

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Albert Kelly, Hakim Miloudi, Liam Harris, Carlos Tuimavave, Bureta Faraimo,

  • Goals
    Jake Connor 5,

  • Drop GoalsJake Connor,

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Charly Runciman, Owen Buckley, Sam Wilde, Jay Chapelhow,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC returned to winning ways with a roller coaster 31-24 win against Widnes Vikings in Betfred Super League.

After losing their unbeaten home record last time out against Wigan Warriors, Hull flew out the blocks and raced into a 16-0 lead, but found themselves 18-16 down early in the second half.

The lead changed hands another three times in the game, with Bureta Faraimo's 73rd-minute try settling the contest.

Albert Kelly, Hakim Miloudi and Liam Harris all scored tries in the opening 30 minutes as Hull took control.

But quick-fire tries from Charly Runciman and Owen Buckley before half-time were followed by Sam Wilde crossing five minutes after the interval to give the Vikings a two-point lead.

Carlos Tuimavava edged Hull back ahead with the hosts' fourth try but Widnes regained their two-point lead in the 56th minute following James Chapelhow's converted score.

Jake Connor's fourth goal of the game levelled things up with 15 minutes left before his drop goal made it 25-24 soon after, before Faraimo made sure of victory.

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford praised his team’s ability to come through adversity.

“We needed to get Jake on the ball a hit more in the second half and we did that,” said Radford “The improvements were there to see.

“He only had one training session with us,” added Radford of the versatile 23-year-old hit of last weekend’s England win over New Zealand in Denver.

“Both him and Scott (Taylor) had done a fair amount of travelling but to have them back was important."

Interim Widnes coach Francis Cummings has yet to see his temporary charges win after replacing Denis Betts.

However, the former Bradford Bulls coach insisted there were signs of improvement.

“I am disappointed we lost but I can see more of the team, we have been seeing in training,” he explained.

“I have been telling them in training we have been improving and I think we have.

“With a bit more composure and a few different, directed kicks we might have put more pressure on a Hull team who were fresh after we played last Sunday.

“We had a poor performance at Wakefield and it felt like the loneliest place in the world. No one believed in us.

“But I believe we will get better and better. We probably turned over a page there. There was more belief, players working really hard and sticking to what we are about.”

  • 73: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 72: TRY! scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo
  • 67: Goal scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 55: TRY! scored for Widnes by Jay Chapelhow
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 46: TRY! scored for Hull by Carlos Tuimavave
  • 45: TRY! scored for Widnes by Sam Wilde
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 38: TRY! scored for Widnes by Owen Buckley
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 34: TRY! scored for Widnes by Charly Runciman
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 27: TRY! scored for Hull by Liam Harris
  • 20: TRY! scored for Hull by Hakim Miloudi
  • 7: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • Key Performers

    Bureta Faraimo

    Metres 163
    2 2

    Carlos Tuimavave

    Metres 151
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 5
    Widnes Vikings 4

    Goals:

    Hull FC 5
    Widnes Vikings 4

    METRES:

    Hull FC 1286
    Widnes Vikings 1095

    CARRIES:

    Hull FC 167
    Widnes Vikings 160

    TACKLES:

    Hull FC 291
    Widnes Vikings 342

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull FC 4
    Widnes Vikings 6

    PENALTIES:

    Hull FC 3
    Widnes Vikings 8

    BREAKS:

    Hull FC 6
    Widnes Vikings 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Harris 1 0 5 2 2 4 1 6 45 7.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 1 1 20 2 5 3 5 10 52 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Hakim Miloudi 1 0 5 0 0 8 0 16 96 6.00 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 1 1 8 0 1 6 0 14 151 10.79 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Bureta Faraimo 1 0 5 0 1 5 0 16 163 10.19 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Logan 0 0 7 2 2 0 0 8 53 6.63 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 18 0 3 0 0 3 23 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 16 1 1 0 0 7 48 6.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 28 4 2 0 0 11 59 5.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 18 4 1 3 0 16 108 6.75 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Sika Manu 0 0 33 6 0 2 0 13 90 6.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 26 3 3 0 0 8 81 10.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 1 42 6 3 0 0 7 50 7.14 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 28 5 0 2 1 15 115 7.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 1 14 1 0 6 2 8 87 10.88 2 1 0 0 5 1 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 3 27 9.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Charly Runciman 1 0 13 2 1 1 0 12 97 8.08 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Owen Buckley 1 0 5 1 3 4 0 8 48 6.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Chapelhow 1 0 40 7 3 1 0 11 43 3.91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Wilde 1 0 40 1 2 1 0 6 35 5.83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 7 0 4 2 1 11 97 8.82 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 13 98 7.54 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 17 118 6.94 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Mellor 0 2 15 1 4 3 4 11 71 6.45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Craven 0 1 23 4 2 4 5 13 68 5.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 15 3 2 0 0 3 21 7.00 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 34 10 3 0 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 28 6 4 0 0 10 69 6.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 37 6 1 1 0 4 27 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 20 3 3 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Walker 0 1 28 6 2 0 1 9 72 8.00 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 20 2 2 6 0 12 87 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties