Four Yellows As Hull Suffer Cambridge Blues

Hull’s first visit to Volac Park ended in a heavy 66-10 defeat to a very good Cambridge side. Despite the score line, the team performance was an improvement on last weeks outing. Hull were without a number of first team regulars, but their replacements performed with credit. Kym Russell and Billy Addy made up the second row and Joey Barrett started at scrum half.

The game started in a familiar fashion with Hull conceding two tries in the first six minutes. Brownlie and the very impressive winger Asiedu were the scorers with Arden adding a conversion. Hull settled in and had some good periods of possession and defended well until another familiar problem of discipline saw Joe Carlisle yellow carded after 24 minutes.

The resulting penalty saw Cambridge kick to the corner, win the lineout and Brownlie drove over. Arden added the extras. Nine minutes later saw Reece Dean was sent to the bin and Cambridge took full advantage again. Brownlie completed his hat-trick and Hema scored with Arden converting both. Half time came with Cambridge leading 33-0.

The second half started just like the first for Cambridge with Asiedu and Frost scoring in the first four minutes. Arden converted both tries to give the home side a 47-0 lead. Hull then had their best period of the match. Lots of possession and successful phases were rewarded with two quickfire unconverted tries for Mike Adlard and Dean.

Hull continued to match Cambridge well until Jack Edwards picked up Hull’s third yellow card after 67 minutes. The final 13 minutes saw Cambridge score three more tries through Lewis, Hema and Maka. Arden added two more conversions.

Amongst all this, Cambridge’s Baxter picked up his second yellow of the afternoon and saw the red card brandished. Deep into added time, Tomasi Tanumi received Hull’s fourth yellow card from the now card happy referee.

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