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Forwards power team to third home win

In a game where Hull started to achieve dominance at the scrum from an early stage, both sides looked to attack from wide out. However, after Chester’s Liam Reeve kicked a penalty after just one minute to see his side lead early, it was Hull who looked the more likely side to score.

Hull pushed forward and kept up their pressure through their pack and scored two vital  tries, one in the 19th minute from second rower Cam Curry converted by off-half Simon Humberstone.

With their forwards leading the way, Hull scored again from close range when prop Mike Jobling barged over for a try after 29 minutes. This was followed after 36 minutes when Hull’s scrum pressure proved decisive as they were awarded a penalty try and seven points to see Hull leading 19-3.

However, with half-time approaching Chester broke from deep inside their own half to see their full-back Gethin Long race in at the corner for a great try converted by Reeve and Chester were right back in it trailing 19-10 ahead.

The second half saw Hull retain their edge up front and they powered over after 46 minutes through back row forward Will Hall with Humberstone adding the conversion. Hull looked the better side throughout the game and with time running out Hull scored a further try through winger Keane Naylor who beat five tacklers on his way to a great unconverted try seeing Hull run out convincing winners 31-10.

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