Gary Pearce believes Saturday’s 27-16 come-from-behind win at home to Chester was built on the hard work his players got through in the first half.
With a strong wind favouring the visitors in the first 40 minutes, Hull turned around 11-6 down as they limited Chester to just one try.
Pearce admits he was confident his side could turn things around in the second period and did so by outscoring their opponents by three tries to one.
Two of those scores were penalty tries to highlight the dominance the home side had in the scrum.
“The game was won in the first half with the scoreline at half-time with a strong wind against us in the first half,” Pearce said.
“The lads stuck at it and defended really well.
“We thought our scrum would get us on top and it did.
“We had to wait for the penalty tries to come, but they did. I don’t know how many times you have a go at the line.
“We scored a lovely team try at the end through good hands
“We’ve been unlucky at times in the last couple of games when we haven’t taken our chances and that has put us on edge a little bit.
“Hopefully this will push us forward at Caldy this weekend who at top of the league and will be a tough ask.
“We are a hard-working side with a bit of grit about us.
“We will go there and give a good account of ourselves.
“After that we have a run of games we feel we think we can get a run together.”