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Hull look to get back to winning ways at Otley

Hull travel to the West Riding this week having not won for seven games. A statistic that belies the close nature of all the games they have played.
Hull have taken bonus points along the way and whilst just fourth from the foot of the table, a five-point win could see them reach mid-table.
Turning good winning positions into victories rather than narrow defeats is something the whole group needs to concentrate on as the margins for error are small and many games turn on one score.
This week’s opponents are unbeaten at home but have had reverses on their travels. Overall, Otley have had narrow victories and two draws as well as one heavy defeat at the hands of league leaders Caldy.
The records of both clubs suggest another close game is in prospect and the side who comes away with the points will be the side who can execute their game plan and restrict turnovers at the breakdown and keep a low penalty count.
Hull’s off half Simon Humberstone has been in good goal kicking form and he will be a vital part of Hull’s effort this week
Hull are hoping to have much the same side as the one that so nearly won at Sheffield Tigers last week and captain Ali Heard knows exactly what the side has to do to end a series of narrow defeats.
Hull’s tackling has been excellent, but they need to find the way over the try line as they did so successfully last year to turn their fortunes around and there would be no better time and place to do it than at the famous old historic Otley ground where this week’s game will be played.

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