7th September 2018, 22:00 | super_league
Castleford Tigers became the latest side to take advantage of depleted Hull FC's crisis of confidence with an 28-8 win that keeps alive their slim hopes of securing a home semi-final.
Hull head coach Lee Radford questioned the commitment of his players while owner Adam Pearson threatened a winter clear-out in the wake of the club-record Betfred Super League defeat at Warrington.
But while those strong words elicited a gutsy performance, the Black and Whites slumped to an eighth successive loss.
Castleford have quietly gone about their business all year and they had another victory in the bag by half-time thanks to tries from Mike McMeeken, Junior Moors and Greg Eden.
Eden and James Clare crossed early in the second half - with Luke Gale adding the extras - but Hull refused to throw in the towel and scored consolation efforts through Carlos Tuimavave and Hakim Miloudi.