ANNIHILATING Hull is exactly what was needed by everybody with primrose and blue hearts.

Smiles were put back on faces, Wembley woes were banished deep into memory banks.

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Look back at how the match unfolded as it happened

Make no mistake, scoring 80 points in a Super 8s fixture is some achievement.

To do so just five days after the Challenge Cup Final disaster is incredible – no matter the standard of the opposition.

Wire coaches and players were promising a response from that Wembley 'no show', fans were demanding it.

And nobody could have asked for more than a point a minute, featuring 14 tries that included a five-star display of finishing power from centre Bryson Goodwin.


One of five tries for Bryson Goodwin. Picture by Mike Boden

Tyrone Roberts' 12 kicks from 14 attempts, many from wide out, as well as a try handed the Australian a haul of 28 points in another eye-catching display but there was not a bad performance in a 17 that included only two changes in the starting line-up.

The effects of the physical and mental hammering along with the embarrassment suffered by Wire at the hands of Catalans Dragons on the season's biggest stage was nowhere to be seen.

And the fast start so desperately required the previous week was rewarded with a second-minute try from Josh Charnley. It was clear then that 'the response' unfolding could be severe.

Hull, with creative generals missing from their ranks and a very young bench, fell to a seventh successive defeat to highlight their current plight despite getting back on level terms early on.

But the composed, methodical and clinical way in which The Wire pulled away to 34-6 was breathtaking at times.

Jack Hughes, operating down the middle, was inspirational with his leg-pumping drives, while Fetuli Talanoa must be having nightmares over Wire's successful go-to last play – Toby King hounding him down from high kicks he was peppered with by Roberts and the equally effective Kevin Brown.

If anybody thought Steve Price's side would then take their foot off the gas were in for a surprise as two tries in four minutes from Goodwin continued the onslaught.

There was a bit of a lull midway through the second period before Joe Philbin's burrow over from dummy half was the first of six in the final 15 minutes as shoddy Hull threw in the towel and slumped to a humiliating club record defeat.


. Wire's biggest ever win against Hull FC

. Biggest win by Wire in Super 8s

. Highest victory since 80-0 success at home to Wakefield, April 12, 2015

. Bryson Goodwin's five tries in a match equals Super League era record set by Chris Riley (v Harlequins, 2010) and Joel Monaghan (v Widnes, 2012)

. Last Wire player to kick 12 goals in a match was Stefan Ratchford v Wakefield, April 12, 2015. Also last time Wire crossed 14 times in a game


Super 8s, Round 3, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Warrington Wolves…80 Hull FC…10

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Toby King, Bryson Goodwin, Tom Lineham; Kevin Brown, Tyrone Roberts; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Bodene Thompson, Jack Hughes. Subs: Dec Patton, Joe Philbin, George King, Ben Pomeroy.

Hull FC: Jamie Shaul; Bureta Faraimo, Josh Griffin, Carlos Tuimavave, Fetuli Talanoa; Liam Harris, Jordan Abdull; Mickey Paea, Danny Houghton, Scott Taylor, Dean Hadley, Danny Washbrook, Sika Manu. Subs: Lewis Bienek, Jez Litten, Jordan Lane, Masimbaashe Matongo.

Scoring: Charnley try, 3mins, Roberts goal, 6-0; Talanoa try, 10mins, Faraimo goal, 6-6; Toby King try, 14mins, Roberts goal, 12-6; Goodwin try, 17mins, Roberts goal, 18-6; Goodwin try, 23mins, Roberts goal, 24-6; Toby King try, 29mins, 28-6; Hughes try, 33mins, Roberts goal, 34-6; Goodwin try, 42mins, Roberts goal, 40-6; Goodwin try, 46mins, 46-6; Griffin try, 50mins, 46-10; Philbin try, 65mins, Roberts goal, 52-10; Charnley try, 70mins, Roberts goal, 58-10; Roberts try, 72mins, Roberts goal, 64-10; Lineham try, 75mins, 68-10; Ratchford try, 78mins, Roberts goal, 74-10; Goodwin try, 80mins, Roberts goal, 80-10.

Penalties: Wolves 8 Hull FC 4

Referee: Liam Moore

Attendance: 8,101

Top man: To be decided by readers' vote HERE