Wildcats centre Reece Lyne says the Wildcats eased off after a bright start and allowed Hull FC back into the game.
Lyne, who arrived from Hull in the off-season, was part of the Wildcats team that were strong in the opening quarter of the game and looked to have given themselves a strong platform to kick-on and win the game.
But after scores for Peter Fox and Danny Kirmond, Jamie Shaul’s individual effort hauled the Airlie Birds back into the match and they went on to run out comfortable victors.
Lyne feels the Wildcats contributed to their own downfall.
“We had the game in our own hands and if you look back at their tries they came from our mistakes,” he told Wildcats TV.
“We knew we had to come out strong and start bright and we posted a few early points. A few penalties and things not going our way and we let them back into it. We let our foot off the gas a bit and I think we could have posted a few more points. But we forced the pass and we were a bit sloppy in defence and gave away penalties.
“We were in total control of the game and that (Shaul’s try) was a changing point. He slipped through there which was good play by him but poor by ourselves.”
Lyne was continuing his comeback from injury that stalled an impressive opening to the campaign for the new recruit, and he hopes to get back to those levels of performance sooner rather than later.
“I’ve been a bit scratchy. I’m trying to get back up to the form I showed before I got injured so hopefully I can get back up to that standard.”
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