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“That’s not good enough” – Channel 4 pundits critical of this area of Hull FC’s performance against Warrington

Warrington Wolves lead 28-0 at the break against Hull FC.

It has been a first half that has summed up why the Wolves are top of the league but they have been helped by some Hull FC errors and not turning the ball over on their terms.

George Williams is in special form and we saw that again as kick over the top was well placed to allow speedster Matty Ashton to chase ahead and score the opening try of the game.

On the back of a dominant pack we saw Warrington play the Powell style of chancing their arm and finding an offload and that came from this time from the imperious Paul Vaughan created enough space for Peter Mata’utia to dummy over.

After good work from Greg Minikin to get the Wolves down field, a lovely George Williams kick was well taken by Ben Currie who leapt highest to produce a lovely catch and and score.

After a Hull FC error, George Williams pounced on the error, tore ahead and then found Matt Dufty in support, it was a simple case of draw the cover and feed the speedster. Once in Dufty’s hands it was a guaranteed try.

Josh Drinkwater is seen as the organiser to George Williams’ attacking threat but this try from Josh Drinkwater as he showed a lovely little dummy and some strength to tear through and score to make it 28-0.

Speaking on Channel 4, Mark Wilson said of Hull FC: “This first half has not been good enough.”

This came as he broke down Drinkwater’s try just before the break when he described their defence as “paper thin.”

Meanwhile, Kyle Amor said of the the Hull defence: “You have to stop that.”

As the halftime whistle was blown, Wilson said: “There are some boos from the Hull FC fans. They really have not been good enough in this first half.

“I am not sure what the paintwork is like in the away dressing room here but Tony Smith will be testing it at halftime.”

Channel 4 pundit Danika Priim was a little kinder on Hull: “They have been unlucky down that end of the field.”

She said when referencing the errors down the attacking end of the field.

Paul Sculthorpe though said of Hull FC’s defence for the Drinkwater try: “That is not good enough because Drinkwater is not a big prop running at them, he’s a halfback.

“It has to start with defence but they also have to throw a few shapes at Warrington Wolves, the one up stuff isn’t going to work.”

Meanwhile, Helen Skelton didn’t head to the Hull FC changing rooms at halftime as planned because of expected “colourful language.”

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