Gians v Wakefield match reaction
DAVID HODGSON has admitted his 300th career appearance couldn’t have gone much worse.
Although the Giants winger was one of his side’s ‘better’ performers in the 13-10 defeat at struggling Wakefield, the 29-year-old was able to take little consolation from the fact.
And he admits his side didn’t deserve to win the contest.
“This was very disappointing. It was a below-par performance from us,” he said.
“At the end of the day, Wakefield played the conditions better than us and deserved the win.
“We dropped a lot of ball, which isn’t like us, and we just couldn’t get going.
“We all know this was well below the standard everyone has come to expect, and I’m sure we’ll be told that again in the review tomorrow!
“Obviously, it would have been nice to have marked my 300th game in some style, but instead this is a game I’ll be trying to forget as quickly as possible”.
Despite the Giants producing such a poor performance, they did have the chance to snatch a late winner on several occasions.
One of those came with about five minutes remaining when Hodgson received a pass out wide and raced clear, only to be called back for a forward pass.
The former England winger felt it was a tough call, but was determined not to use it as an excuse.
“Yes, it probably was a close call, sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t,” he added.
“But a game shouldn’t come down to one call or a forward pass.
“This was just one incident in the game, and on this occasion it didn’t go our way.
“But, at the end of the day, we didn’t deserve to win the game anyway, and looking at why this didn’t happen is what we should be focusing on.”