Blacklock scores a hat-trick for

Huddersfield Giants? coach, Jon Sharp, blamed a disappointing first half performance for his side?s 36-28 home defeat at the hands of Hull in the Engage Super League at the Galpharm Stadium.

Some poor home defending saw Hull race into a 22-0 lead inside 25 minutes, before the Giants responded but the damage was already done.

"We put ourselves under a lot of pressure by the way we started. We looked like rabbits caught in the headlights.

?Hull played some fantastic football in the first half and we just did not handle it. The game is all about momentum.

"Hull had it in the first half and we had it in the second but we helped them out with a couple of silly errors.?

Hull coach, John Kear, was thrilled after his side recorded their first win of the season.

Winger Nathan Blacklock scored a hat-trick, while Paul Cooke kicked five out of six attempts at goal.

Kear said: ?We controlled the game for 65 minutes but had to absorb some pressure at the end.

"But luckily we had scored enough points early on and Huddersfield had to chase the game after that.

?It is a good two points for us and we are happy about it.

?The Hull fans can look forward to some good entertainment for the rest of the season on the evidence of that game.?