Hull FC went down 4-0 – yes you read that right – to Warrington Wolves last night in what was an entirely forgettable affair.
No tries were scored as Stefan Ratchford slotted home two penalties in the second-half with Darnell McIntosh missing his own two-pointer to level the scored earlier in the second forty minutes.
An injury to Luke Gale – with which he was taken to hospital last night – cut any kind of momentum the Black and Whites were trying to muster.
Coupled with the loss of Jake Connor already from a fortnight ago, creativity was at a premium for Brett Hodgson’s men, but the Australian boss felt the issues were widespread along the backline
“I know that’s a question you will pose and there’s no doubt he’s good for our attacking game,” Hodgson told the Yorkshire Post when he was asked if the loss of Connor was the difference.
“But you lose your halfback and have a young halfback (Jacob Hookem) in there pretty much on his second game with Joe Lovodua in the halves as well.
“We did lack attacking threat across the park and Jake would help that – but we don’t have Jake so there’s no use looking at that.
“We’ve got to work hard during the week to give ourselves a platform to play off.”
Connor, of course, will be out for a number of months after suffering medial ligament damage in Hull’s loss to Wakefield Trinity, with the Black and Whites scoring just two tries without the fullback in two and a half games.