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Strong second half display earns a bonus point

Hull recorded another bonus point, but were disappointed not to have done a little better at Birmingham Moseley. An improved lineout and a dominant second half scrummaging performance were not enough to claw back the 24-point deficit incurred during the first half.

Playing against the wind and a slope, Hull were hit hard by the home side who rattled up those 24 unanswered points in the first period. Their off-half Ben Palmer made good use of the conditions and some good possession to kick well to keep the pressure on Hull.

The result was four tries for Birmingham Moseley scored by Creed after seven minutes Pointon, after 18 and 18 minutes and Zindi after 22 minutes. Palmer’s two conversions making up the twenty four point advantage the Midlanders held at half-time.

Hull came back strongly in the second period and an early penalty try awarded for persistent offences by the home side at a five-yard scrum got Hull on the scoreboard. 

A pushover try for Hull awarded to number eight Will Hall and two well worked tries by Hull centre Iosefo Taraga and winger Mike Adlard plus two Reece Dean conversions gave Hull their 26 points and a four-try bonus point.

However the home side’s second half haul of three tries from Pointon, Roche and Mose with two Palmer conversions saw them comfortably home 43-26 with Hull still to record their first win despite a good second half recovery.

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