LUCTONIANS head coach Ryan Watkins is confident that if his side keep improving then results will come.

Watkins' side sit second from bottom in the National 2 North with just one win from their opening seven fixtures.

This weekend they head to a Hull side who sit just a place above them in the table.

"We are looking at getting better each week and founding out what is working for us," said Watkins.

"It's a big game looking at the table, can we get our bits right and be better than the week before.

"So far we have in the large part of what we are doing.

"We are up against decent opposition so just because the teams are around us it won't make a massive difference.

"If we keep getting better I'm sure the results will start to come."

Last weekend Luctonians led by 15 points at Sheffield Tigers before eventually losing 27-18.

Watkins' side started on the front foot with Louis Silver converting a penalty before Rob Lewis charged through several tackles to score.

Frank Kelly scored a second try before the hosts replied with 17 points without reply.

However, Josh Phipps did kick Lucs back into a second half lead before the hosts crossed the whitewash for a third and decisive time.

"We took the lead in the first half and played some really good stuff.

"Our kicking game was good and we were winning a lot of aerial challenges.

"We put them under a lot of pressure. In the second half we made changes and couldn't build the same momentum of pressure as the first half.

"Some of the changes made by us lost momentum. We made the changes a bit due to injury and also tactics and we are looking at keeping the boys fresh.

But a credit to them as their defensive efforts were very good and we found it difficult to gain territory.

"Our only three points came from a long range penalty. They addressed the issues we put them under.

"They are a good side and overall I was pretty pleased with the majority of it. We did lose that losing bonus point so we need to look at sustaining that effort for long periods of the half.