There’s a saying in sport that good teams find a way to win even when they are not performing to the high standards they have set. That was true for Hull RUFC on Saturday who were below their best in their 28-26 win at Fylde to stay top of the National 2 North table. Reece Dean was instrumental to the win and had an eventful day at the Woodlands Memorial Ground, scoring twice after being sin-binned as early as the second minute. Dean admits the yellow card was harsh and was glad his two scores helped his side record a valuable win.
“I’ve been brought up in rugby league and the player told me it was nowhere his head,” Dean said.
“He milked it a bit, because they had nothing to play for and they tried to disrupt our party as much as they could.
“It’s the sign of a good team that we were nowhere near the standard we expect, but we still managed to come out on top.
“My first try came after Keane’s line outside me gave me a one-on-one and I had to back myself and luckily I got over.
“The second try was after a decent ball by Steve out the back and the defender bought the dummy and I got through.
“Luckily there was nobody there because I don’t think I had the legs from that far out.
“This weekend is a local derby against Ionians and everyone is going to be up for it.
“Losing is not an option for us.
“They’ve said for years they’ve been up there for years, and we’ve been down in the lower leagues. Hopefully we can give it back to them.”
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