Hull FC's Danny Washbrook says that securing two points was the most important factor following a battling performance against Warrington Wolves on Friday night.
In freezing conditions, neither side were able to hit their stride, and the game saw two red cards - one for each side.
Hull secured victory after establishing an early advantage, and Washbrook is hopeful that the Black and Whites can take the momentum with them into Friday's trip to face Leeds Rhinos.
"The last few games hadn't gone our way, so to get the 'W' was great. That was the all-important thing and we managed to do that, so we roll onto Leeds now next week. It will be really tough going to Headingley," said Washbrook.
"Every time we have been there in recent years we seem to have struggled. It is always a big challenge there. The coaching staff have reminded us we haven't won there for about 12 years so we know what type of challenge it is."
Hull's clash with Warrington was one of only a few matches to go ahead across the leagues at the weekend.
Two Super League fixtures were postponed and another two were rearranged, while three Championship fixtures and the entire programme of League 1 ties were called off.
"It was freezing when we came out for kick-off and then again coming out for the second half, but in between you're alright," added Washbrook.
"Apart from when you're sat on the bench - that was cold. Both sets of players deserve credit for playing in those conditions."
Hull are 16/1 to win the Challenge Cup this year and 40/1 to be the Super League XXIII Grand Final winners.
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