Anderson frustrated by Huddersfield’s impatience against Hull

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson felt that his team were their own worst enemies in the 0-19 home defeat to Hull FC on Sunday.

“I think we didn’t really give ourselves a chance,” he said.

“We were good as well, but we lacked a bit of time and a bit of cohesion.

“I thought for 60 minutes that there was nothing in it.

“Hull were a bit more clinical than what we were, and took advantage of some stuff.

“We lost patience at the end, there was some frustration coming in there, and some strange decisions going against us.

“But I think at the end of the day we just lacked a bit of cohesion.”

Anderson felt that his team performed well in defence, but struggled to find form in attack. He believed that perhaps his team suffered for only playing one preseason friendly.

“I thought defensively for big parts of the game we looked all right systems wise, but offensively we just lacked cohesion,” he added.

“They took three chances, but the rest of the time I thought we defended pretty well.

“I think we lost a bit of patience at the end. When we got down to their end we tried to score off every play and we were just impatient.

“We talked about some stuff that we wanted to achieve in the game today but we just didn’t get going.

“It’s a bit of a reality check, maybe. I don’t want to be disrespectful to Halifax, but we played one trial game against Halifax, and I thought we looked comfortable and never really got challenged.

The Huddersfield coach acknowledged how well Hull played, and was glad that his team would not have long before they had an opportunity to put things right.

“Credit to Hull, credit to ‘Radders’,” he added.

“The positive for us is that we’ve got a short turnaround and we can rip in then.”

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