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Lymm win will only be a good win if we beat Ilkley, says Gary Pearce

Hull return to action this weekend hoping to continue their winning run after their impressive victory at Lymm last time out.
Both Lymm and Hull have their eye on second place so Hull’s 20-13 win gives them the edge.
Gary Pearce was delighted with the win but admits the significance of the victory will mean nothing if they don’t back it up with victory against Ilkley on Saturday.
“As good as the Lymm win was, it’s only a good win if we back it up at Ilkley,” Pearce said.
“Against Lymm, we played in the right areas and dominated territory.
“I was disappointed with our last home game against Sandal even though we got the five point win.
“We were so poor and we didn’t respect the ball which resulted in a lot of turnovers.
“Away from home, we play like a top four side while at home we play like a bottom four side.”
The good news for Pearce and Hull is that five of their remaining seven fixtures are away from home.
Postponements, such as last weekend’s trip to Wirral, have given the last seven games an uneven balance to them, and Pearce hopes their success on the road continues.
“Wirral did everything they could to get the game on last Saturday,” Pearce said.
“We’re going to have to do things the hard way.
“We’ve not had a home game postponed this season and that’s the big price we’ve paid for having excellent facilities.
“In the coming weeks, some of the teams near us in the table play each other so they will take points off each other.
“We know seven wins will see us claim second place.
“If we play the way we know we can, we can beat anyone in this league.”

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