Radford full of praise for Griffin

Lee Radford heaped praise on Josh Griffin after the centre put on a superb display in the Hull FC’s win over Widnes.

Griffin’s excellent season continued as he bagged a brace of tries as the Black and Whites secured a fourth win in five games.

The former Salford centre starred in the match, and Radford talked up his performance after revealing he played injured.

“He played with a hamstring injury so to put in that sort of performance was impressive,” Radford said.

“I think he racked some metres up and he carried the ball really strong for us.

“He was due to play in the second-row for us on the left edge and that never happened so he dodged a bullet with that one! But he played really well.

“He is making a lot of metres after contact and that’s an advertisement for his strength. He is going through teams at the moment.”

On his side’s performance, Radford said: “I thought it was tough. If we executed better earlier in the game, we would have been a lot more comfortable. But fair play to Widnes, they had a real good go.

“I think we were a bit impatient in the first half. But there were some much-improved performances on last week.

“We got rolled too easily so we have to be a lot better in and after contact, and we did that.

“We finished out sets down their end of the field and that’s exactly what we wanted to do.”