In a game that had nothing riding on it except a potential upset saw both sides make errors in the first half but it was Luctonians who scored first with a try that started deep in their own half with winger Charles Morrell finishing well and with his off half Tom Jones converting the Leominster side were in a deserved 7-0 lead aftercare minutes.
Hull’s response was almost immediate when a characteristic break from full back Reece Dean released winger Mike Adlard who raced in for a fine try. Simon Humberstone’s conversion levelling the scores.
However Hull were lacking some of the precision of previous games and a loose kick gifted the ball to the home side late in the first half with second row Smith touching down and off half Tom Jones adding the extras to his side leading 14-7 at the break.
The second half saw Hull unable to raise their game to the heights of the past few weeks and Luctonians were in the ascendancy.
A further try by Sam Jones converted by Tom Jones effectively ended the game as a contest with a late penalty by the home side’s Jones seeing Hull go down to their third and by far the heaviest defeat of the season.
The late dismissal of Liam Regardsoe adding to the frustration of the day as far as Hull were concerned.
It is worth remembering that many top sides find it hard to recreate the blend of focus , skill and intensity once they achieved the ultimate goal of promotion which Hull achieved last week in dramatic fashion.