Hull FC youngster Jake Connor has paid tribute to his club’s fans, after the Airlie Birds’ hard-fought opening day win at Wakefield.
In dreadful conditions, Hull won 12-8 at Belle Vue, with Connor grabbing the clinching try, and he was pleased to delight the club’s travelling support.
“It’s amazing – they don’t stop singing and they make you feel like you’re at home all the time,” he told Hull’s official website.
“It’s good when you’ve got a crowd on your side and they are our 18th man.”
Connor was also pleased to score the decisive try in the game, having entered the action as a second half substitute.
“It was a good feeling,” said Connor.
“When I scored, all the boys jumped on me so I couldn’t really celebrate it myself! I’m just glad to get the win.
“The first game’s out of the way and we couldn’t ask for a much tougher game with the pitch being sloppy.
“I was sat on the sideline for most of it and I come on and nicked a try at the end to win it. I’m happy with the win and coming to a team that know how to grind out a win and that’s pleasing.
“The middles did their jobs on their middles and the game plan went how it should have gone and we came out with the win.”