RL Results: Friday 27th August 2021
Last night saw all three of our rugby league sides enter their respective fixtures with high hopes of gaining good results. All three lost.
The Blue and Golds again came up short despite no shortage of effort. Spirit remains high in the camp with the group determined to see out a difficult campaign to its conclusion. Tony Spence commented “The effort was fantastic. Our attack in the green zone was some of the best I have seen all season. We let ourselves down in the middle third of the field.” The full report: Hull Dockers 28-12 Beverley ARLFC.
Hull FC hoped the victory in Saturday’s derby would inspire them for a late push for the play-offs. They were facing a Castleford side in good form. In a fairly even first half the visitors took the lead in the first three minutes. Hull’s top try scorer Swift equalled the scores. Towards the end of the half, Cas scored a try and a drop-goal to extend their lead to seven. Second half the Black and Whites barely got going in attacking plays. The defence held strong for large parts but could not prevent the inevitable after long periods of pressure. Final score: Hull FC 12-23 Castleford Tigers.
Hull Kingston Rovers entered this fixture still in the play-off places. Earlier this season the Robins lost to a Wakefield Trinity side which had not won in their opening seven fixtures. Rovers raced into a 10-0 lead diminishing all memories of the derby defeat on Saturday. Tries conceded late on in the first half saw Tony Smith’s side trail at the break, 10-12. Second half was not a better display from KR, Wakefield extended their lead further with two tries. A late Crooks try offered hope, but it was quickly extinguished with a Miller drop-goal. Full time: Hull Kingston Rovers 18-25 Wakefield Trinity.
Reported by: Simon Bromwich