Widnes Vikings moved two points clear at the top of Super League as they thrashed Hull FC 46-6
A Stefan Marsh hat-trick highlighted Widnes’ dominance as they picked apart a frail Airlie Birds defence.
Lee Radford’s team actually took the lead when the returning Frank Pritchard crashed over from close-range.
But after weathering the storm somewhat, with Hull FC having three tries disallowed, the Vikings took control following tries for Joe Mellor and two from winger Corey Thompson, who now has ten for the season. Further first-half tries through Marsh and Rhys Hanbury gave the hosts a 24-6 lead at the interval.
The second-half was a one-sided affair as Widnes constantly cut apart Hull out wide.
Kevin Brown got the ball rolling with Widnes’ sixth try of the night before Marsh and Matt Whitley put the game out of Hull’s reach with further tries.
There was still time for Marsh to complete his hat-trick as the Vikings created space out wide again, adding emphasis to a dominant Widnes performance.