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Hull hammer Lymm to stay top

Another decisive victory for Hull was marred by the late sending off of Hull’s front row player Mike Jobling in his first dismissal as a Hull player.
Hull’s whirlwind start was rewarded as early as the third minute when a move from their own half saw winger Stephen Hihetah released on a 50-yard break culminating in a try for scrum-half Harvey Harding near the posts allowing off half Simon Humberston to kick the conversion.
Lymm reduced the arrears three minutes later with a penalty from their full back Conran Nolan but the rest of first half saw Hull dominate in every phase of the game.
With just 11 minutes gone, Hull moved the ball from a scrum for Hihetah to touch down in the left hand corner and Simon Humberston kicked a magnificent conversion.
Five minutes later after Hull had spurned an easy three points and opt for a line out from the penalty Hull’s catch and drive was too much for the home side as hooker Tom Rice got the touchdown and Simon Humberston converted yet again.
Hull then had some defending to do and persistent offsides brought a yellow card for prop Ben Bootham after 22 minutes.
Hull made light of their numerical deficiency and swept upfield for Hihetah to blast through three tackles for a another try converted by Simon Humberston.
Eight minutes later Hull’s superior pack power told when Hull once again opted to move the ball from a kickable penalty for flanker Tom O’Donnell to score a try converted once more by Simon Humberston.
With half-time beckoning Hull fashioned another unstoppable catch and drive from a lineout  with second row player Cameron Curry scoring a try converted by Simon Humberston.
Having lead 42-3 at the break with the game effectively over Hull were unable to replicate the excellent first half performance but they scored two further tries.
The first after 47 minutes saw number eight Joe Stafford plunge over from a yard out after the pack had driven the opposing eight backwards.
Mike Adlard then showed his pace as the winger rounded off some good handling for Hull’s last try after 60 minutes. Simon Humberston converted both tries and completed a 100% kicking display with eight kicks out of eight.
The last quarter of hour saw Hull lose discipline as Jobling was red carded and Liam Regardsoe yellow carded but even when down to thirteen men Hull conceded just one try to Lymm flanker Aaron Rasheen converted by Conran Nolan but it was far too late for the home side as Hull then ended the match on the front foot and maximum points to show for their complete dominance

Richard Gore

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