Middlesbrough vs. Hull FC – February 2018


The most recent match Hull was in did not bring joy and happiness or even a return of some confidence in Hull as a club. Another underperformance has left fans and club management with a lot of concern for future relegation possibilities.

So if you are still feeling a bit down, and need some excitement before the next match try out some online sites, a few wins should cheer you up.

Words from the Managers

Middlesbrough manager, Tony Pulis had been recently attacking his teams attacking efforts, and showed no confidence in their abilities after their prior defeat to Cardiff. But he must be a bit more pleased with the results of this win against Hull, with great showing from Adama Traore.

Tony expressed his delight with the Rudy Gestedes goals, lamenting his missed hat trick opportunity, when his attempt hit the posts.

With Rudy Gestede returning from injury, and not quite as fit as he would like, the goals he scored in this match have made Tony confident in his progress.

Additionally the goal by Patrick Bramford has made the Chelsea manager happy; as he agrees that Patrick needed a bit of a boost to his confidence and this goal will most likely do the trick.

Meanwhile Nigel Adkins has confirmed his disappointment in the three goals conceded in this match, he was happy with the possession percentage in the first half of the match, and the amount of attempted shots taken, he admits to being disappointed in some of his players.

Nigel admits the defence in this match was dreadful, and stated he had thought they had eradicated these issues. He will be focusing on individuals to correct these defensive errors.

This last loss for Hull FC drags this great club closer and closer to relegation status, here is hoping Nigel works wonders and can turn this ship around.

Match review

First half

Middlesbrough almost claimed their first goal within eight minutes of the match beginning, with Rudy Gestedes header into the goal post causing him some frustration. Another eight minutes later, Bamford set Gestede up for a quick and easy goal, with a simple nodding past Hull goal keeper Allan McGregor.

By this point it seemed that the match was clearly being dominated by Midlesbrough, but Hull never gave the fight to remain part of this match, even with the speed and trickery of Adama Traore working against them. Hull managed to level up about four minutes before half time, after missing an opportunity in the 25th minute.

Midlesbrough made their second goal just at half time, with Bamford intercepting  Ola Ainas slack ball passing and sending on to Middlesbrough Striker who scored an easy goal.

Second half

With Midlesbrough nearly making some serious concessions at the beginning of the first half, they quickly returned to form and insured no additional gaps were offered to Hull.

Middlesbrough claimed their third and final goal just before the hour mark, taking advantage of the loose defence set up by Hull.