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Gentle: We can take a lot from Wakefield win

Hull coach Peter Gentle believed the lessons learned during his side's 14-10 victory over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this afternoon will stand his team in good stead over the course of the season.
Gentle: We can take a lot from Wakefield win
by NRL

Hull coach Peter Gentle believed the lessons learned during his side's 14-10 victory over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats this afternoon will stand his team in good stead over the course of the season.

The Black and Whites dominated most of the match in tough conditions at the KC Stadium, building a 14-0 lead thanks to tries from Kirk Yeaman and Will Sharp, Danny Tickle converting both scores and adding a penalty.

The Wildcats threatened a late comeback but Hull's resolute defence stood firm to seal the two points and Gentle felt his team had learned some crucial lessons in playing in wet and windy weather.

"The boys probably got caught between playing to the conditions and playing in the style we had practised all week," he said.

"It's tough working on a game plan at training and then it all changing a few hours before kick-off, but will be better for learning to cope with that today.

"We are still coming together as a team and are struggling to convert our style of playing from the training field on to the pitch.

"We maybe didn't score the points we should have given our opportunities and field position, but the weather didn't help and there were enough signs that out style of play is coming together."

Hull's victory mainlined FC's unbeaten record at the KC this year, following on from a draw against Warrington Wolves and a hard-fought win over London Broncos.

Will Sharp was voted as man of the match by the fans following a strong all-round performance from the winger, but Gentle felt it was a strong team effort from the Black and Whites.

"Will has been performing well all season, so his performance was no surprise to me. I also though Jamie Ellis went well during his 20 minutes on the field," he said.

"Jamie has worked really hard for his opportunity and he didn't look out of place, while it was also good to have the likes of Sam Moa and Eamon O'Carroll back in our pack.

"I also thought Andy Lynch had his best game for us so far, so there were plenty of people putting their hands up in a real team performance from us.

"Our attack may not be firing on all cylinders yet, but there is no lack of effort or desire. We now need to make sure that same amount of effort goes in each week."

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