Hull FC 40 London Broncos 4: Sorry Broncos easily despatched by Hull

Hull FC's Jamie Shaul.
Hull FC's Jamie Shaul.
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Coach Lee Radford was simply happy to get the job done as Hull FC claimed a convincing win over London.

Hull were beaten 46 seconds shy of the final buzzer in Thursday’s derby against Hull KR and spent most of the weekend recovering from that bruising affair.

As a result, Radford was just pleased to get over the line and pick up two points against a London side who rarely threatened.

“I thought it was a professional performance as it’s been hard to get back up from the canvas from Thursday,” he said.

“It was a professional performance as the tempo was right and I thought we dictated the play well.

“We said before the game the first error we made would be heckled, if we missed our first kick the crowd would have been on our back because of Thursday, so we had to try and create our own atmosphere. You could hear a pin drop at times, so we had to create an atmosphere with our performance. We are stinging from Thursday so we wanted to respond with a performance.”

Jordan Rankin and Jamie Shaul each scored twice as Hull ran in seven tries and Radford’s men will now have a fortnight to reflect on the Easter programme, with their Challenge Cup campaign having already ended.

“I told the players we would get our heads off the pillow on Tuesday and wonder what had gone on or look at the league table and see where we are,” he added.

The result means that London’s long wait for a win in 2014 goes on. They remain on zero points after 10 games, with only Bradford and their points’ deduction keeping them off bottom.

Hull FC: Shaul, Colbon, Crooks, Whiting, Talanoa, Rankin, Miller, Paea, Heremaia, Carvell, Ellis, Pitts, Westerman. Substitutes: Houghton, Thompson, Paleaaesina, Horne. London Broncos: Mataitonga, Macani, Minns, Caton-Brown, Solomona, Farrar, Drinkwater, Greenwood, Moore, Krasniqi, Vea, McMeeken, Cook. Substitutes: Slyney, Wallace, Bishay, Woodburn-Hall.

Referee: G Stokes (RFL).