Huddersfield Giants 26-6 Hull FC

Friday 17th August 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 2

26-6 FT

HT: 0 0

Attendance: 4,499

Official: R Hicks

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Alex Mellor, Lee Gaskell, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Ukuma Ta'ai,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4, Darnell McIntosh,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Bureta Faraimo,

  • Goals
    Bureta Faraimo,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

In-form Huddersfield Giants kept their slim hopes of securing a top-four Betfred Super League finish alive with a hard-fought 26-6 victory over plucky Hull FC.

Simon Woolford’s men made it 11 wins out of 12 and six on the trot as they remained within striking distance of the leading Super 8s pack.

The sides were locked at 0-0 at half-time after a 40-minute battle where neither team was able to create a clear-cut opening.

There was no denying Alex Mellor within three minutes of the restart, however, while Lee Gaskell finished under the posts soon after, with Danny Brough converting both and adding a penalty to put Huddersfield 14-0 ahead.

Bureta Faraimo renewed the Black and Whites’ hopes with a superb individual try and it took a strong run from Jermaine McGillvary to finally settle the outcome as he charged to the posts and fed Ryan Hinchcliffe to grab Huddersfield's third converted try.

With the visitors’ resistance finally broken, Ukuma Ta’ai took full advantage by crashing over from close range with five minutes remaining and, with Brough withdrawn from the contest, Darnell McIntosh landed the conversion.

Woolford said: “What this group of players is doing is fantastic. I couldn’t be more delighted for them. 

“If we keep on winning our games, who knows where that might leave us at the end of the Super 8s? But right now we’re not focusing on the end of the season, we’re focusing on one game at a time."

Hull coach Lee Radford said: “This was another disappointing night all round. 

“I thought the way the players worked for each other in defence was a positive, but apart from that it was another tough defeat to take."

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 75: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 71: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo
  • 54: TRY! scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 46: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 43: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Alex Mellor
  • Key Performers

    Jordan Rankin

    Clean Breaks 3
    1 1

    Danny Houghton

    Tackles 65
    2 2

    Bureta Faraimo

    Offloads 4
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 4
    Hull FC 1

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 5
    Hull FC 1

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1506
    Hull FC 1250

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 195
    Hull FC 178

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 375
    Hull FC 409

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 8
    Hull FC 12

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 5
    Hull FC 7

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 9
    Hull FC 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 34 6 2 2 0 11 68 6.18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 1 0 36 9 0 1 0 8 54 6.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 19 5 0 1 0 15 123 8.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 1 1 19 2 3 4 5 9 81 9.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Colton Roche 0 0 14 3 1 1 0 9 74 8.22 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 35 8 2 2 0 17 130 7.65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 27 6 2 3 0 13 85 6.54 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 20 3 1 0 1 7 40 5.71 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 24 9 2 0 0 5 29 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 1 33 9 3 1 0 5 40 8.00 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 41 7 6 0 0 18 134 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 13 0 1 1 8 6 22 3.67 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 7 1 0 7 1 16 139 8.69 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 10 77 7.70 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 31 5 3 2 0 14 122 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 1 7 0 0 3 0 17 155 9.12 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 10 0 2 9 0 15 133 8.87 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Bureta Faraimo 1 0 8 0 1 7 2 19 143 7.53 2 3 2 0 1 0 4 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 17 0 3 2 0 17 113 6.65 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 25 3 1 2 2 11 81 7.36 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 9 0 2 3 0 13 83 6.38 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 8 61 7.63 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 15 2 2 2 4 4 28 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Harris 0 0 20 2 2 2 7 10 84 8.40 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Taylor 0 0 35 3 2 1 0 13 131 10.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Houghton 0 0 65 13 6 1 0 6 40 6.67 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 25 6 0 1 0 17 127 7.47 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Sika Manu 0 1 43 6 5 0 0 14 74 5.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 21 2 3 2 0 11 65 5.91 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 42 5 2 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Green 0 0 20 4 4 1 0 10 76 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 13 2 0 1 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Lane 0 0 24 1 5 0 0 7 31 4.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Lewis Bienek 0 0 25 3 1 3 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

    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