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Challenge Cup: Peter Gentle thrilled with Hull defence in win over Wakefield
It's a really satisfying win. It means a lot to us to get through. We treated it as our biggest game of the year and to win in the fashion we did is very pleasing.
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Hull FC coach Peter Gentle was delighted with his side's battling qualities as they overcame more injury problems to beat Wakefield 24-6 and move into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Gareth Ellis marked being named as the club's new captain with his first try and there was a 150th score for Kirk Yeaman, but Gentle was thrilled with the efforts of his defence after losing two of his key forwards.
Liam Watts went off after only 10 minutes and was taken to hospital for scans on his ankle while Richard Whiting limped off with a knee injury seven minutes into the second half.
Gentle said: "It's a really satisfying win. It means a lot to us to get through.
"We treated it as our biggest game of the year and to win in the fashion we did is very pleasing. We had to dig in, having two interchanges for the majority of the second half.
"I thought our defence was outstanding. Wakefield are very dangerous with the ball and, if you look at the last month, they have put good points on Wigan, Warrington and Catalan.
"To only concede one try makes me very proud of them. I thought our guys were fantastic.
Wakefield coach Richard Agar had no complaints about the scoreline, adding: "We've consistently broken down opponents this year but at times we struggled to make inroads tonight.
"I felt we needed to take every opportunity that came our way and we didn't do that. I really applaud our effort in the second half, we upped our defensive effort and gave it everything we possibly could to break them down but they defended well.
"I thought their big players really stood out for them tonight. Sometimes you just get beaten by a better team."Contest The Final 2013. Click here to bet.
|Tetleys Challenge Cup|
|Saturday 23rd August|
|Castleford 10 - 23 Leeds|
|Sunday 10th August|
|Widnes 6 - 28 Castleford|
|Saturday 9th August|
|Leeds 24 - 16 Warrington|
|Sunday 8th June|
|Bradford 10 - 46 Warrington|
|Saturday 7th June|
|Wigan 4 - 16 Castleford|
|Friday 6th June|
|Leeds 25 - 12 Leigh|
|Thursday 5th June|
|Widnes 56 - 6 Keighley|
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