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  • Holdsworth, McDonnell, Crookes, Pitts, Briscoe,
    Goals: Holdsworth (4),
28 - 12


  • Kearney, Blythe,
    Goals: Foster (2),
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Super League: Hull FC ran in five tries during win over Bradford Bulls in rearranged KC Stadium fixture

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Matty Blythe Bradford Bulls

Matty Blythe: finally got Bradford on the scoreboard with 62nd-minute try

Jason Crookes Hull FC

Jason Crookes: crossed for Hull's opening try in third minute against former club

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Hull picked up their first win of the Super League season with a 28-12 success over Bradford Bulls in their rearranged fixture at the KC Stadium.

The match was postponed on Friday due to the closure of the M62 motorway and Hull quickly made up for lost time.

Jason Crookes spent six years with Bradford in total and scored seven tries for them last season, but less than 180 seconds had passed when he crossed against his former employers, taking in a pass from Ben Crooks after a left-to-right move for the first of five Hull tries.

Daniel Holdsworth duly tagged the extras and it should have been two tries in as many minutes after that, with Crookes shelling the ball with the line gaping after an impressive run from centre partner Crooks.

The ex-Bull was in the action again shortly after, narrowly failing to ground as Michael Platt bundled him out of play, although the latter paid for his bravery as he was forced off injured.

Bradford started to settle into the game after that and were it not for some early-in-the-count kicking from Jarrod Sammut they could have scored themselves but, as it was, Hull were the next over the line after defending five straight, if unimaginative, sets.


There was a hint of farce about it when it came 23 minutes in, with Crookes hacking ahead thinking he was on the last tackle rather than the first but, fortunately for him, the ball reared up for Shannon McDonnell who showed great dexterity to score under pressure from Jamie Foster. Holdsworth converted again.

The pattern was now set and Bradford consistently made inroads into Hull's half before running out of last-tackle ideas, with Hull absorbing their pressure and then picking them off when they wanted - Tom Briscoe got their third try just after the break with a neat inside step off Kirk Yeaman's offload.

Holdsworth's miss was his first failure but the former Salford half-back was soon adding a four-pointer as he skipped through a tiring Bradford defence as the hour approached, with a routine conversion pushing Hull out to 22-0 in front.

The Bulls not had been as poor as that scoreline suggested and they got a score their pressure demanded with 18 minutes remaining, loan centre Matty Blythe cupping a pass from Elliott Whitehead and scoring in the corner and Foster converting, with some quick thinking from Sammut having teed the try up.

It was nothing more that temporary respite, though, as Jay Pitts quickly scored next to the posts after a fine arcing run from Richard Horne, with Holdsworth adding his fourth and final goal.

The last score belonged to Bradford, however, with Brett Kearney bundling over shortly after Briscoe had denied Elliot Kear with a brilliant in-goal tackle.

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