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FURIOUS RADFORD SLAMS HULL PERFORMANCE

By Matt Holden | 23/03/2014
A furious Lee Radford couldn’t hide his disappointment in his team’s performance following a 7-0 loss to Widnes Vikings at the KC Stadium.

The Black and Whites put in a lacklustre display on the way to their first home defeat of the campaign and Radford pulled no punches in his post-match press conference.

“It was the performance we spoke all pre-season about wanting to get out of our DNA,” he said.

“From round one to five, you think you’re heading in the right direction, you think you’re doing the right things and you think they’re buying into what you’ve been saying, and then they tossed that performance in.

“We spoke all pre-season about honesty and training with intensity every day, and we’ve done that, but it was old habits from the same faces today.

“I said at half-time that we should have scored 20 points. Kirk Yeaman couldn’t find two passes to his winger, Fetuli Talanoa has a pick up opportunity to score, Jordan Thompson has an opportunity and so does Aaron Heremaia, but it wasn’t to be and we didn’t deserve it.

“Widnes didn’t look like they came here to win, they came here for us to lose it and we did.”

The Vikings grabbed the only try of the game with less than two minutes on the clock as Jordan Rankin’s error gave Patrick Ah Van an easy score in the corner.

Hull fought their way back into the contest but poor handling saw them spurn a series of opportunities either side of the break and Widnes made them pay as an Ah Van penalty and a late drop goal from Tom Gilmore sealed a deserved 7-0 victory.

The Black and Whites will now look to pick themselves up for back-to-back clashes with Salford Red Devils in the Super League and the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.

“We’ve got a five day turnaround and the players have got to ask themselves as individuals why they put that shift in today,” Radford added.

“We spoke every day throughout pre-season about not wanting to turn those sorts of performances in against teams we are expected to beat at home, with the calibre of squad we have, and we have to be a whole lot better.”
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