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Super League: Lee Radford blamed a poor first half for defeat to Warrington
The players are frustrated with themselves because like last week against St Helens we have fronted up and come away with nothing.
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Lee Radford was left to reflect on his side's poor first-half showing as Hull went down 18-16 at Warrington.
Tries from Stefan Ratchford, Trent Waterhouse and Ben Evans in the first half had helped the home side build an 18-6 lead, but come the final whistle they were hanging on.
Hull's recovery to almost pinch the points at the Halliwell Jones Stadium was built on tries from Tom Lineham and Fetuli Talanoa in the final 20 minutes, with Danny Houghton having crossed for their opener in the first half.
Radford said: "Our first-half performance has probably cost us the victory today, we again strung together a top-quality 40 minutes (in the second half) and the quicker we realise if we put it together for longer periods the better chance we are going to give ourselves.
"Defensively we were really poor in the first half, but we defended our try line magnificently in the second half so it gives us something to build on.
"Warrington are a difficult team to defend against when they are on the front foot.
"The players are frustrated with themselves because like last week against St Helens we have fronted up and come away with nothing. The positives are that they are difficult grounds to go to and we haven't been far off and the negative is we are just falling short at the moment."
Radford was full of praise for loose forward Joe Westerman who put in a big effort for his side.
Radford added: "Joe was outstanding and has been our best player by a country mile. If he continues that form it will put us in good stead.
"He has been working really hard in training and potential is a word used time and again with Joe's career, and if he can continue with the form he's showing we can stop talking about potential and he will come to the realisation he is good enough to be where he can be at."
Warrington coach Tony Smith was delighted with his side's defensive resilience as the Wolves held on for their first win of the Super League season.
"It was a tough old game played in tough conditions and we had to stick with it," Smith said.
"I thought we controlled it pretty well for much of the game, we had a few defensive slip-ups, but again it was a big improvement.
"It took a lot of resilience on your own goal line from time to time and we did that.
"We have improved again and our kicking game in the first half was terrific and that part of our game in the conditions was crucial.
"Some of our boys who have been well out of form had good solid games and that makes a big difference."
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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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