Hull FC got their eleventh win of the season with a 31-24 win over Widnes at the KCOM Stadium.
Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.
Jamie Shaul – Solid under the high bomb as he so often is, returned well, and looked to link into the line. Teachers pet done well in recent weeks and he showed a lot of balls to stay on and play with a foot injury.
Bureta Faraimo – Spinach intake must be at a premium now. He makes metres in his sleep and continues to skittle defenders. Finished with a total of 163 metres and another try to bring his total to 14, a dozen of which have been in Super League.
Jake Connor – The England international, sounds good that doesn’t it, won the game for Hull FC with another classy display. Three more years of Jake the Snake winding up, schooling and causing mayhem to opposition defenders. Dreamland.
Carlos Tuimavave – Silky Carlos was strong out the backfield making 151 metres. Good speed shown for his try and also set up the French madhouse for his try too.
Hakim Miloudi – Good energy levels and scored another try on his eighth appearance of the year. Instagram stories continue to set the benchmark for craziness. Sort.
Albert Kelly – Outstanding cut out pass for Faraimo’s try. Worldie ball that. In the right place at the right time to score his try and was involved all evening.
Liam Harris – Scored a peach of a try before being brought off at half time. Provided the kick that Ah Van spilled for Kelly’s try and also in the passing move for Miloudi’s. Classy. Decent fade too.
Scott Taylor – He won’t even get a plaudit outside of West Hull but if there’s a definition of Man of Steel this season then it’s Scott Taylor. He’s been nothing short of magnificent and gives absolutely everything every week.
Danny Houghton – Once Hull knew the result was secured Houghton showed his class in running the clock down. Few decent scoots and passed well. Looking forward to lining his pockets again at the testimonial dinner next week.
Mickey Paea – See review. Awaiting custard pie when he has a blinder in the Grand Final.
Sika Manu – Errors soured his display. Blowing off a few cobwebs ahead of what hopefully will be an extended run free of injury. Still the mister.
Mark Minichiello – Doesn’t have the same uncanny ability to bust the line anymore but isn’t short on workload or effort. Ladies still love him, so there’s that.
Dean Hadley – Injuries are becoming a persistent nightmare for the Hull-born forward. A shoulder problem limited his time on the field.
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From the Interchange:
Masimbaashe Matongo – Opposition defenders seem to be right on top of him as soon as he gets the ball. Therefore hard to make metres.
Brad Fash – Made the point recently that what he does do is class, it’s just that he needs to do it more. Only three carries made but a stern effort in defence. Also passed in the line well.
Danny Washbrook – Some decent lines ran down the right edge in the second half. Played Trumpy.
Jack Logan – Came on at centre in the second half and came up with a few decent runs. Had some unfair criticism recently so good to see him getting a run in the side.