Proud of that one

Proud of that one

Wigan winger Liam Marshall said the team would leave the KCOM Stadium with their heads held high after they became the first away team to take the win there in 2018.

Marshall’s late try five minutes from time sealed a nervy but well-deserved win for Shaun Wane’s side.

He said: “It’s not something we spoke about (being the first team to win at Hull) but I think it’s a good thing if a lot of teams have been here and struggled to get a result. They’re playing really well at home so we’re really proud of that win.

“We were coming back off three losses on the bounce and we knew that things had to change but coming here is always a tough game. We grounded out a win and the two points is what we came for and we’re going away with them so we’re happy with that.”

Marshall’s match winning effort The winger dived over in the corner after Sam Tomkins’ drop goal rattled off the crossbar.

Marshall said: “I think we were all expecting Sam to slot the drop goal over. It was a slice of luck off the bar, Benny (Flower) swooped on it and it was a nice pass from Lockers (Sean O’Loughlin) and I just had to slide over in the corner.”

Wigan returned to winning ways after three straight defeats in all competitions.

The winger stated: “I missed last week through illness which was disappointing so I was just looking forward to getting back out there and getting the win has made it even more special. We’ve bounced back now and we want to keep our form up. Hopefully we are out of the slump now.”

The match opened up midway through the second half as the weather took its toll with a thunderstorm at the KCOM Stadium.

“The drastic weather conditions didn’t really help but I think in the first half both teams were quite expansive with the ball,” Marshall admitted.

“We then had a bit of thunder and it was throwing it down and I think there was a massive change in the game at that point.

“It was anyone’s game and it was almost about who could keep hold of the ball better. I think both teams made some sloppy errors that you wouldn’t make in dry weather but we ground it out and got through that period and finished it off with a try at the end.”

The Cherry and Whites travel to Castleford Tigers next Friday and Marshall is expecting another tight encounter: “Castleford is always a tough place to go and we’ve got a few of the boys missing through England duty.

“We’ll go into that game knowing that if we defend well we can get a result and that’s what we’ll be looking to do!”

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