Hull FC won their seventh home game in a row, beating Salford 45-14 on Friday night.
Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.
Jamie Shaul – Ran well from fullback and supported well, getting on the end of a Faraimo kick for an outstanding first half try. Teachers pet been superb recently.
Bureta Faraimo – Another eventful night for the powerful winger. Three well taken tries including a full length interception, before getting sin binned for a shoulder charge in the second half. Can have few complaints with it. Ran for 179 metres.
Jack Logan – Flourished in his favoured position once again. Well played Jack. The Hull-born sort was brilliant all night. He carried well and took his try superbly. Buzzing for him.
Carlos Tuimavave – A quiet night for Carlos really but carried well when he got the ball. Partnership with Miloudi is exciting, especially given the fact Talanoa will be out for several more weeks.
Hakim Miloudi – Superb stuff from the French geezer running for 151 metres. He’s becoming a real fans favourite and you can see why. Energetic, passionate and intriguing to watch. Only played six games but there’s definitely a future at Hull FC here.
Jake Connor – Boss man. He ran the show. Absolute class act with an abundance of talent that few can match in Super League. When he’s on song he’s pretty much unplayable.
Liam Harris – Kept Hull moving with his pass selections and provided some decent kicks too. He takes the play right to the opponents defensive line, which is a great thing to see.
Scott Taylor – Tag was his usual domineering self before being taken off after 20 or so minutes. Hull were 24-0 up by that point and the prop will thank his coach for the rest. Still made 119 metres in that time frame and can ice up for before Wigan now.
Danny Washbrook – One or two dodgy moments in the hooker position before being moved to back row. Next time Houghton’s out, just start Jez Litten yeah? But then again who are we to question a back to back Challenge Cup winning coach.
Chris Green – Great second stint from Greeny, who showed some leadership qualities as one of the senior players in the second half. Ran well for 147 metres.
Jack Downs – Given a starting nod on only his second appearance of the year. Managed to cross over for a first ever senior Hull try and ran well all night. A great display, especially in defence, where he made 49 tackles.
Mark Minichiello – Another who was smartly rested when the game was won. Minichiello has played some huge minutes recently and will welcome the rest ahead of Wigan next week.
Joe Westerman – Typical of Hull FC’s luck right now that Westy looks the next casualty on the ever mounting injury list. Limped off with a knee injury with scans set to come on Monday.
From the interchange:
Masimbaashe Matongo – Big minutes and a thunderous leg drive. Made some tough carries. Impressed with Masi, a couple of errors but ran strongly as normal. When he’s on the field, the intensity doesn’t drop, and that’s the best compliment you can give him.
Brad Fash – Tough little sod that never backs down. Lot of defensive work but only made five carries. Shows Salford had a lot of the ball in the second half.
Jez Litten – Ran superbly, scooting from the play of the ball, causing Salford some problems, and making excellent ground. Jez is certainly one to watch in the future.
Mickey Paea – Solid if not spectacular from the bench. Stood his ground and dealt with what Salford threw at him.