Hull FC continued their mid-season revival tonight when they won their second game in a row by beating Widnes Vikings 22-8 at the KC Stadium.
Hull began the game in a confident mood after their victory against St Helens on Easter Monday, and they opened the score in the eighth minute when Jamie Shaul showed great footwork to beat Cameron Phelps and then gave a superb pass to winger Tom Lineham to score, although Jordan Rankin couldn’t add the conversion.
The Vikings fought back when Kevin Brown scored a clever try from dummy-half, but Jack Owens couldn’t convert the try.
Hull took the lead again after 29 minutes when Lineham intercepted a long pass by Widnes skipper Brown and ran 90 metres to touch down, and this time Rankin was able to add two points.
Lineham completed his hat-trick when he again ran 90 metres to touch down after intercepting a pass from Rhys Hanbury, with Rankin adding the goal.
And they extended their lead to 18 points after 67 minutes when Shaul touched down a kick by Rankin that rebounded off the post, with Rankin converting the goal.
The Vikings struck back within two minutes, however, when some superb passing to the left led to an acrobatic try by winger Patrick Ah Van, but Owens’ kick veered away from the posts.
The result means that Hull come out of the bottom two, with Widnes taking over eleventh place.
A full report and photos from this game will fature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express