Agar praises Wakefield Wildcats after dramatic win over Hull FC

Richard Agar
Richard Agar

HEAD coach Richard Agar was “keen to shower our players in praise” after Wakefield Wildcats’ stunning come-back win over Hull FC yesterday, Sunday.

Wakefield trailed 30-10 with 30 minutes remaining but staged a sensational fight-back to snatch a 32-30 success over Agar’s former employers and bag a third successive Stobart Super League XVII victory.

Agar said: “We thought we started really poorly and we made a lot of errors coming out of our own end.

“We were happy with the way we were travelling physically and we knew that [Hull] had gone a couple of weeks when they hadn’t held on to leads.

“We felt that if we could put them in a position where they were under pressure then maybe a little bit of doubt would creep in and we could ask come questions.”

He added: “I want to shower our players in praise for their never-say-die attitude. They kept playing and I thought we grew in strength and played the last half-an-hour really tough.”

Asked whether victory over his former club was important, Agar responded: “No, not really. I am more pleased for the boys.

“We have overcome a tough period for us and the spirit in our team has been tremendous.

“At times at the start of the year I felt we played really well while maybe not getting the rewards and then we hit a tough patch.

“We have got three wins on the bounce now and I think we are in a bit of good form at the moment.”

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