Last night, Hull FC reminded the league of their growing character as they defied the odds to turn around a 10-0 halftime deficit to down Huddersfield. It was a third consecutive defeat for the Giants as a season that promised much continues to stall.
It was a brilliant night for Hull FC fans. Missing some of their best players, the pressure was on and it only got worse when they found themselves 10-0 down at the break. But a heroic second half showing turned things around. One of the heroes was on loan Jack Logan. Back at the club after his first stint ended in disappointment, it was a fairytale night for the youngster as he crossed the line for a vital try. Hull fans loved it.
JACK LOGAN 😍
— David Cass (@DavidCass_) June 25, 2021
Way to go Jack Logan. Great player imho. Ruined by previous coach. @RobLeHuray he's in.
— Airlie Bird (@airlie_bird) June 25, 2021
Exacerbating the night for the Giants was the loss of Darnell McIntosh to a suspected achilles injury.
Down 10-0 at half-time, Hull FC fight back to beat Huddersfield 17-10. Impressive stuff from the Black & Whites. Both teams down on troops, but a special effort from the home team. A key moment was the sin-binning of Oliver Russell, and injuries to atty English & Darnell McIntosh
— John Davidson (@johnnyddavidson) June 25, 2021
In fact, plenty turned to Huddersfield’s absentees to explain the third defeat in a row.
McGilvary, Leutele, McIntosh, Sezer, Yates, AOB, Lawrence, Edwards, Wardle, English, Coggar, McQueen, Ashworth, Cunningham, Russell, Kirby, Wood, Buttler
Giants 18 down whether it’s injury, loans, or playing in the all stars game.
You can’t say it’s a level playing field
— Sean Evans (@SeanEvans04) June 24, 2021
Congratulations on beating a side with 7 fit players
— Conor McGowan (@ConorMcGowan228) June 25, 2021
The defeat led many to question Ian Watson. The ex-Salford coach promised big things at Huddersfield but seven defeats this season leaves Huddersfield’s play-off hopes dangling by a thread.
Ian Watson most over rated coach in the league
— 🏴 (@EskrettJordan) June 25, 2021
Ian Watson in the mud
— Tom (@elgilliano) June 25, 2021
Plenty in the Hull camp felt like it was a statement victory from the Black and Whites and showed the growing character of the side.
Last night is what culture is all about ✊🏽🤍@hullfcofficial pic.twitter.com/CZlMFSFW92
— josh reynolds (@joshreynolds9) June 26, 2021
The Leeds golden era were masters at it, we're doing alright I reckon 👍🏻
— Karen Horton (@Hullass1972) June 26, 2021