Previews: Tuesday 10th August 2021

This evening sees three of our football teams return to action. Hull City, Hall Road Rangers and North Ferriby all are in cup action.

FC Humber United vs Hall Road Rangers

Report by: Oliver Harsley

The focus for Hall Road Rangers switches to the NCEL League Cup on Tuesday night as they travel to FC Humber United to contest a First Round tie. After losing their first two league games, Rangers will look to pick up a victory against FC Humber and ensure their progression into the next round of the competition. Despite the final results against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and Glasshoughton Welfare, there were positives to take from both performances. In fact, Hall Road lost out narrowly in both games and showed good attacking intent which wasn’t reflected in their goal output. The club’s only competitive goal so far this season came in the 2-1 defeat at Glasshoughton and it was a terrific finish from Dave Harrison.

Rangers boss Leon Sewell reflected on those two defeats and also highlighted the challenges that FC Humber United will pose to his side. “A week away from football can sometimes do you the world of good, even more so after two disappointing opening defeats. Tuesday night at FC Humber will be a tough event for us and is certainly one that we’ll be doing our utmost to make sure we get the positive result we need” he said.

FC Humber come into this game on the back of a win and a defeat in the couple of NCEL Division One matches they’ve played. Mark Maspero’s side won 7-1 against Dronfield Town and lost 5-2 at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic. Brandon Burke and Cameron Hall are both goal threats within the FC Humber midfield ranks as they have two goals to their names so far this season. Other possible goal threats include strikers Jamie Baxter and Louis Blackwell who both have one goal each this campaign. Sewell summed up by talking about squad selection for the game itself. “The squad is looking healthy with only one casualty who won’t be risked with the Saturday, midweek league schedule coming up. Everyone else is fit of which we may also have a new face in the squad for Tuesday night’s game” Sewell concluded.

North Ferriby vs Whitley Bay

North Ferriby have another chance to progress in this season’s Emirates FA Cup when they host Whitley Bay in their Extra Preliminary Round replay at the Dransfield Stadium on Tuesday night, kick-off at 7.45 p.m. The sides drew 1-1 at Hillhands on Saturday after Danny East had given the Villagers a 24th minute lead with a looping header after good work from Danny Emerton. But, Whitley replied just eight minutes later. Striker Jason Chanayire headed the ball past Ferriby keeper Louis Exall and that was how it ended.

Manager Chris Bolder will be looking for more intensity from his side, something he didn’t quite get on Saturday but home advantage is certainly a bonus. “We lacked a bit of intensity in the game and we will look to up those levels when we go out on Tuesday night,” said Bolder. 

“We thought once we got the opening goal it would ignite us a little bit and get us going and get us up to the levels we have been used to. Unfortunately, we gave away a poor goal from our point of view and that was disappointing in terms of the basics of trying to avoid that situation. We were better in the second half and will look to be even better on Tuesday.”

Hull City vs Wigan Athletic

Hull City hope to continue their good start to the season. The Tigers convincingly beat Preston on Saturday afternoon, 4-1. This evening City will host Wigan Athletic at the MKM Stadium in the Carabao Cup, Frist Round. Grant McCann is expected to name a much-changed starting XI from the one on Saturday, with debuts expected for loanees Baxter, Smith and Bernard.