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Peter Gentle was impressed by Hull's defensive efforts in the win over Leeds
Hull FC coach Peter Gentle remained grounded despite seeing his side move into the top four of the Super League with an 18-6 win over Leeds.
Early tries from Joe Westerman and Ben Crooks and a third just before the interval for Danny Houghton were enough to see the Black and Whites home.
Gentle was convinced there were more tries to come from his side against the out-of-sorts Rhinos but was content to put another two points on the board.
"We have got a special group in there but we are probably a bit guilty of not trying to lose the game in the second half," he said.
"We are staying grounded, we are happy with what we have done.
"It was a real team performance today and we are really proud of ourselves for our defensive effort and they really enjoyed it out there.
"But we are not getting carried away. These games coming up will define our season. There are a lot of good teams out there."
It was not a perfect night for the hosts, however, with Gentle admitting he was now nursing some injury concerns.
"Chris Green may have torn his bicep, and Mark O'Meley has torn his hamstring, and I didn't know that prop forwards could do that," he said.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott was left to come to terms with a fourth straight defeat compounded by injuries to key performers Danny McGuire and Kallum Watkins.
He said: "It's not good news on both fronts. I don't think they will be two or three weeks, I think they will be longer than that.
"Kallum has got an ankle injury and hopefully finger crossed he hasn't got a break. Danny McGuire has an ankle injury and it's too early to say what it is."
On the game, he added: "Giving the opposition a start like we did is not good enough. You can call it what you want. I think we are having a bad run."
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Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||24||21|
|10||Salford Red Devils||24||19|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||24||8|
|Thursday 28th August|
|20:00||Warrington vs Huddersfield|
|Friday 29th August|
|20:00||Widnes vs Wigan|
|20:00||Hull vs Hull K R|
|20:00||Leeds vs St Helens|
|Saturday 30th August|
|17:00||Catalan Dragons vs London Broncos|
|Sunday 31st August|
|15:00||Wakefield vs Salford|
|15:30||Castleford vs Bradford|
|Thursday 4th September|
|20:00||St Helens vs Warrington|
|Friday 5th September|
|20:00||Wigan vs Leeds|
|Sunday 7th September|
|15:00||Salford vs London Broncos|
|Sunday 17th August|
|Bradford 34 - 28 Hull|
|London Broncos 40 - 36 Leeds|
|Huddersfield 28 - 14 Widnes|
|Friday 15th August|
|St Helens 40 - 16 Wakefield|
|Salford 34 - 22 Catalan Dragons|
|Warrington 48 - 10 Castleford|
|Thursday 14th August|
|Hull K R 14 - 14 Wigan|
|Sunday 3rd August|
|Castleford 64 - 18 London Broncos|
|Widnes 28 - 10 Hull K R|
|Wakefield 18 - 36 Huddersfield|
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