Radford targets top four after derby win



Lee Radford set his sights on the top four after seeing his Hull FC side produce a stunning comeback to defeat rivals Hull KR.

The Airlie Birds came from 20-0 behind to silence their city rivals on their own turf.

Three consecutive defeats had threatened to kill their strong start to the year, but having now secured back-to-back victories, Radford believes they have what it takes to make their march towards the end of year play-offs.

“We want to be in the top four,” he said. “We’ve only had one bad performance.

“We have defended well in the last two games and that should give us confidence going forward.”

“We were outstanding without the ball for the first 60 minutes. We played a lot better when we were forced to push the pass.

“The penalty count at half-time was 7-3 and we knew that would even itself out and we’d get opportunities down their end of the field, and we took them.”

A full report will be in Monday’s League Express.