Hull FC boss Lee Radford believes his team were lucky to escape with the points after claiming a narrow 22-20 win at Wigan Warriors on Friday.
Radford’s team appeared to be heading for an easy victory after opening up a 22 point lead early in the second half, but the Warriors roared back to get within two points of the visitors.
The result moved Hull to the top of the table, but Radford was unhappy with his side’s second-half showing.
Full time! After a tense, dramatic clash at the DW Stadium Hull FC run out 22-20 winners to move top of the Betfred Super League
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) March 24, 2017
“I’m a little bit frustrated – I describe that game of rugby league as opening up a petrol cap, throwing a flame into the tank and burning all the fuel and then running on fumes all second half,” he said.
“That was what we did. Some of the errors some blokes were making were not acceptable. I’m really disappointed with that. If that game goes on another five minutes we get beat.
“The first-half effort defensively was great, the energy they played with one another was as good as it gets. But if you keep hold of the ball, you don’t have to defend that hard, it’s a real simple equation.”