Back in November 2005, in a season where the Lilywhites only lost six games all season, supporters had a long wait for the first home win.
But when it arrived, on the opening night of the 11th month, it came in style, as Billy Davies’ side put their Humberside visitors to the sword, albeit, patience was again the key!
In the end, North End comfortably beat the Tigers to pick up their first home three points of a Play-Off season.
They took the lead just before hour when skipper Chris Lucketti played the ball in for on-loan forward Jemal Johnson, who fired into the roof of the net.
Another of Davies’ loan players David Jones added the second, striking a left-footed effort in off Boaz Myhill's left-hand post in the 73rd minute.
And then three minutes later, Matt Hill played the ball inside for future Hull midfielder Paul McKenna, who scored with a superb right-footed shot.
After the game PNE boss Billy Davies said: “We came in at half-time and I was beginning to wonder if it was going to be the same old story again.
“It was very important we continued to play in that manner and the goals finally came. We put in a very good performance and deserved the three points. We have got to build on that we have got a so-called monkey off our back.”
Whilst City boss Peter Taylor added: “It was a fair result in the way we dropped our heads after that first goal went in.
“We let them run at us and didn't communicate properly. What we needed was Ian Ashbee in there. He would have got his message across. The players are still over the moon to be at this level and it showed.”
PNE line-up: Nash, Alexander, Lucketti, Davis (Mawene, 65), Hill, Sedgwick, McKenna, Jones, Davidson, Agyemang (Nugent, 70), Johnson (Hibbert, 78). Subs not used: Etuhu, Mears.
Hull City line-up: Myhill, Lynch (Barmby, 64), Cort, Joseph, Delaney, France, Woodhouse (Green, 64), Welsh, Elliott (Burgess, 77), Brown, Fagan. Subs not used: Duke, Ellison.
Referee: Mr N Miller (Co Durham)