Super League  Friday 29th March 2013  Kingston Communications Stadium  Att: 19,064

Squad

Arundel, Briscoe, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Galea, Green, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, O'Meley, Pitts, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting.

Squad

Salter, Brown, Walker, Horne, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Burns, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Dobson, D. Hodgson, Eden, Lovegrove, J. Hodgson.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Ben Crooks

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Tickle

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Kris Welham

David Hodgson

David Hodgson

Josh Hodgson

GOAL SCORERS:

Craig Hall

Craig Hall

Craig Hall

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Craig Hall

Full Report

Match Official: S Ganson

Hull KR overcame the absence of Michael Dobson and Travis Burns’ second-half injury to cruise past Hull FC in their first Super League derby of 2013.

The Robins built a 12-point first-half lead on the back of three crucial handling errors; Josh Hodgson was on hand to grab the first try and namesake David dived over for the second.

A Ben Crooks score reduced the deficit to eight points just after the break, but David Hodgson's converted second restored Rovers’ advantage.

Kris Welham then added a try and Craig Hall a drop-goal before Danny Tickle grabbed a late consolation.

Shannon McDonnell, Daniel Holdsworth and Andy Lynch missed out for FC, who had Richard Whiting at full-back, Joe Westerman at stand-off and Josh Bowden at prop.

Influential KR captain Dobson was ruled out for the Reds with a hamstring injury; Hall deputised and Liam Salter filled the void at right centre.

Both teams started with typical intensity and the first attacking kick of real note came after five minutes with Richard Horne unable to handle Burns' high bomb, but luckily he regathered after the bounce.

In the next set, KR's pressure told as Ben Galea knocked on 10 metres out from a poor Tom Briscoe offload. A penalty followed and, a couple of plays later, Josh Hodgson barged over from dummy-half, exposing some weak marker play in the process. Hall delivered the conversion to build a six-point lead.

Hall then added a penalty goal for an eight-point advantage and Burns, leading well in the absence of Dobson, provided a dangerous kick which gave KR a penalty close to the line. Some swift hands wide left by Cory Paterson and Hall allowed David Hodgson to slide in for their second try.

Just before the break, Graeme Horne was penalised and sin-binned for a high tackle, yet Hull FC could not take advantage.

But, within 90 seconds of the restart, they broke wide with good hands from Whiting allowing Crooks to dive over in the corner despite the attention of Greg Eden. Tickle missed the conversion to leave an eight-point gap.

Despite the visitors losing Burns to a shoulder injury, a great pass by Welham had David Hodgson over for his second try, and Hall converted from the touchline to get a three-score lead at 18-4.

Back-to-back penalties for KR then allowed Paterson to play an excellent short ball which saw Welham over with 15 minutes remaining.

A drop-goal by Hall with seven minutes remaining added the icing on the cake for Rovers.

Tickle grabbed a late consolation, which he also converted, but Rovers went four points clear of their rivals with the win.

Match Action

  • 78m
    goal

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 78m
    try

    Danny Tickle

    Hull

  • 73m
    dropgoal

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 65m
    try

    Kris Welham

    Hull K R

  • 48m
    goal

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 48m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 42m
    try

    Ben Crooks

    Hull

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 26m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Jay Pitts

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Mark O'Meley

    Hull

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Hull

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Liam Watts

    Hull

  • 18m
    goal

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Chris Green

    Hull

  • 7m
    try

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 7m
    goal

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R