Lee Radford saw his Hull team return to winning ways with a 24-10 victory at Leigh Centurions on Monday.
The result followed two 50-point home defeats to Salford and Leeds and Radford admitted he was delighted with the turnaround in fortunes.
“Understandably this is one of the most difficult games of the year because of the turnaround and the challenges of recharging back up, but I thought we did a really, really good job of it,” said Radford.
“The most pleasing aspect would have been how we defended, particularly in that first half. They had sustained periods of pressure where we looked back to what we are. That was really pleasing and gives us something to build on.”
“Everything was better than it has been, the tempo, the decision making with numbers, the full cycle was better than it has been over the last three or four weeks.
“We spoke about seeing actions and seeing responses and we look like we enjoy defending again. There is plenty of improvement in us, but we are going alright.”