Hull FC coach Andy Last believes their win over Wakefield will provide his side with a boost of confidence for Sunday’s Challenge Cup tie against Castleford.
The Black and Whites claimed their second win in four games under coach Last on Thursday as they defeated Wakefield 26-23 at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.
Hull led 26-13 after 63 minutes but were left clinging on as Trinity forward Kelepi Tanginoa went over for two tries in six minutes to set up a nervy finish.
Last said: “As the game started to unravel, the pressure started to build and it felt like we really needed this one.
“With the close nature of the contest, it would have been devastating to lose it late on. It would have been a kick in guts going into the game against Castleford on Sunday.
“I wasn’t happy with the way we played in the first half. We got off to a reasonable start but then we weren’t prepared to do the tough stuff.
“There were too many unforced errors from key individuals but I thought we fixed that second half.
“Wakefield are a very dangerous side and they put it on us but all credit to the boys for sticking in there. We showed that character and desire.”
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