Gary Pearce was full of praise for his battered warriors who won their 11th game of the season by beating Fylde 22-14 at Chants Ave. Because of suspension and injuries, Hull were forced to play with square pegs in round holes against a Fylde team who started the weekend fifth in the table. Pearce handed the number seven shirt to Harvey Harding and the scrum-half did not disappoint his coach.
“We were worried before the game because we had a scrum-half playing at seven and Harvey was outstanding,” Pearce said.
“We felt we could go a bit lighter and quicker and Harvey gave us that.
“We were down to our bare 20 and that’s all we had with the injuries we have.
“As we expected, it was a hard game against Flyde.
“They are a dangerous side and they have some great runners with the ball.
“From the reviews we did, we knew we had the better of them up front.
“That was a big game and we are learning that we can win the big games.
“Our defence got stronger as the game went on and our lads like to go to war.
“Any one who thinks we are just a pack will be very much mistaken.
“We want to play and move the ball around.
“It’s not our fault, we’re very good up front.”