Last night Hull FC made it two wins on the bounce as they start to rebuild confidence.
They defeated league leaders Wigan Warriors in the rain at the MKM Stadium ending Wigan’s six game winning run.
It was a vital win for Hull FC who are now eight points ahead of the drop and only two off the play-off spots.
After the game Sky Sports pundit Jamie Jones-Buchanan said that the Black and Whites looked like they had just secured their place in a Grand Final at fulltime as he said:
“The fans are singing Old Faithful, look what it means. When that final whistle went and the hooter sounded, the reaction from the players was like they had just won a play-off game or had just secured a place in the Grand Final.
“It is a massive win and they are back on the ascendency.”
Meanwhile, Tony Smith praised the fans for their support.
“Wigan weren’t at their best tonight but I am going to make a fuss about the crowd. There was 10,100 odd on a Thursday night and they got right behind us again. We hoping to repay our fans at the moment after some games that we lost and disappointed so we are trying to repay our fans at the moment.
“They are enormous. It has an effect. It lifts you. Some of our guys were out on their feet but they kept going because of their adrenaline and the fans help with adrenaline.”
Hull next take on bottom club Wakefield in a game they will be favourites for.
Smith said though at the time he wasn’t bothered about it:
“I’m not even bothered about it. The focus tonight will be well done on Wigan and tomorrow we will focus on Wakefield.”