31 minutes. Hull score to make it 16-2. I sod off down for my half time pint, fuming, waiting for the usual congregation to turn up for our now traditional half time post mortem which we've held most of this season.
Whilst downstairs bang, bang, 16-2 became 16-14 and game on. Apparently Feka and Trent Barrett had a blinder in this period but I missed it! :(
"Stay down here" came the cries, as I´ve cursed them! I didn´t I yet back upstairs to witness a brilliant all out, all working for each other 40 minutes which was pleasing but just left me annoyed that we had´nt show that in the first 30 minutes!
But as good as that second half was, it means nothing if it ain´t back up not only next week but the week after in the cup.
God bless Feka Paleaaesina. In any sport you can be as flash, skillful and unbeliveable as you like but what us fans appreciate more than ever is pure hard effort week in, week out and Feka consistently shows that in great abundance. What a reception he got in the South Stand Bar afterwards.......and as I left there he was outside posing for photos and signing autographs. I had my picture took with the big man and it made my day. It completed a great win for me. But like I said, lets back it up next couple of weeks. We've proved we can do it, the big task is to show it every week!
Wigan scored 45 points without reply, with Pat Richards scoring a hat-trick, to record a stunning comeback win over Hull at the JJB Stadium.
Hull were 16-2 ahead after just 31 minutes with Lee Radford, Craig Hall and Willie Manu all scoring.
But stand-off Trent Barrett scored twice at the end of the first half to drag the home side back into the game.
Wigan then ran riot in the second half, Richards scoring three tries while Mick Higham and Chris Ashton also crossed.
Wigan had gone into the game with just two wins from their six Super League matches at the JJB and it looked as if they were on the way to a fifth home defeat of the season after a dismal opening 35 minutes.
The home faithful had even started to boo when Manu battled his way through four missed tackles for Hull's third try.
But Barrett led the fightback as he twice barged his way over with the half drawing to a close.
Richards maintained Wigan's momentum with two tries in the first eight minutes of the second half, the second coming after wing Mark Calderwood reacted the quickest to an attempt at goal which bounced back off the posts.
Richards added another goal before Higham touched down with 20 minutes to go, leaving Hull with a mountain to climb.
Barrett added a drop goal before full-back Chris Ashton finished off after Gareth Hock intercepted a Hull attack.
And Richards completed his hat-trick with the last move of the match and then stepped up to kick the conversion for a personal haul of 30 points.