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Salford

  • Griffin, Chase, Griffin, Johnson, Caton-Brown (2),
    Goals: Griffin, Chase, Griffin (3),
    Drop goals: Chase,
35 - 22

Hull

  • Yeaman (2), Shaul, Hadley,
    Goals: Rankin (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • 12th Jul 2014
  • KO 19:30
  • Att: 3,421

Super League: Red Devils continue recent revival with victory over Hull

Last updated: 12th July 2014  

Kirk Yeaman

Kirk Yeaman: Hull centre touched down for two second-half tries

JOSH GRIFFIN LEEDS CARNEGIE SALFORD RED DEVILS

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Brothers Josh and Darrell Griffin made it a family affair as Salford overcame the absence of new signing Kevin Locke to add more impetus to their revival with a 35-22 victory over Hull in the First Utility Super League.

If the Red Devils fans were disappointed to discover Locke had failed to shake off a groin injury sustained on his impressive debut against Huddersfield, they were quickly consoled by another encouraging performance from their rejuvenated team.

Centre Mason Caton-Brown, the club's exciting recruit from London Broncos, led the way with two tries on his home debut, making it three in just two appearances, while winger Josh Griffin marked his impressive home debut with a try and four goals and older brother Darrell also got in on the act with a touchdown.

Long-serving centre Kirk Yeaman scored two second-half tries as Hull rallied after trailing 19-0 but their defeat cuts them further adrift from the top-eight play-offs, whilst the result also means London Broncos will be relegated if they lose to Warrington on Sunday.

Hull created the first scoring chance when right winger Tom Lineham bundled Josh Griffin into touch by the corner flag after just two minutes and they were camped for long periods inside the Salford half.

But the Red Devils defence was tough and uncompromising, with Harrison Hansen and Junior Sau leading the way with a series of crunching tackles.

Salford initially struggled for creativity and both their first-half tries came against the run of play.

Rangi Chase scored the first, swooping onto a careless offload by Hull forward Liam Watts and sprinting 80 metres for an opportunist score, and created the second for Caton-Brown with a superb delayed pass.

Josh Griffin kicked one conversion and extended his side's lead with a penalty, while Chase made it 13-0 with a drop goal on the stroke of half-time.

Hull captain Danny Houghton tried to get his side back into it with a searing break early in the second half but he was robbed of the ball by Salford full-back Niall Evalds and Chase took play to the other end of the field.

Rankin sin-binned

The visitors' last hope of making a game of it disappeared when stand-off Jordan Rankin, back in the side after a fortnight's leave on compassionate grounds, was sin-binned for holding Greg Johnson down in the tackle after the Red Devils winger produced a second lightning break of the match.

The home side took full advantage of the extra man when Josh Griffin touched down Chase's kick to the corner and the winger added the touchline conversion to make it 19-0.

That was the signal for Hull's fightback led by Houghton. He put second rower Dean Hadley through a gap for one try and, after re-gathering possession courtesy of a neat chip over the Salford defence, repeated the act to get centre Yeaman over three minutes later.

Rankin, back on the field by then, converted the second try after Joe Westerman had been off target with his attempt and the deficit was down to nine points.

Hull were on a roll at that stage and, had Lineham not been denied for a second time by a last-ditch tackle from Griffin, they might have gone on to turn the game on its head.

But Salford instantly went upfield and secured the victory with the aid of two tries in four minutes.

Evalds superbly drew two defenders to get Johnson over at the corner before prop Darrell Griffin took Tommy Lee's pass to cross by the posts - brother Josh kicked his fourth goal, but Hull finished with a flourish.

Yeaman went over for his second try and centre Fetuli Talanoa carved out a long-range effort for full-back Jamie Shaul, Rankin adding both conversions.

That meant the gap was down to just seven points but Caton-Brown swooped on a loose ball to spring 40 metres for his second try and Chase wrapped up the scoring with the conversion.

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First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
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TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
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First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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