Tuesday 31st August 2021

Hull FC and Hull KR both lost in high scoring games. Driffield Town CC won in dramatic fashion. There is also plenty of local sport this evening including two of our footballing sides and Beverley ARLFC.

Hull FC fell to their second defeat in just under a week the defeat has hampered progress for Brett Hodgson’s side which were setting their sights on play-off rugby. It was a close affair first half which ended with only four points between the two sides. Second half the hosts took a hold of the game and a late flurry of tries caused the scoreline to look harsh on FC: Salford 42-14 Hull FC.

Hull KR did not fair much better. In a thirteen try game the Robins were only one try behind their hosts, but a lack of a recognised goal-kicker prevented Tony Smith’s men from making this game a closer game. The right edge was once again a cause for concern as KR conceded a cluster of tries in an area many teams have targeted throughout the season. Full-time: Huddersfield 40-28 Hull KR

Driffield Town CC have moved a step closer to securing their place in the league for next season after a dramatic victory at York CC by just 4 runs. Choosing to bat first Driffield made 297/6 in 50 overs, star of the show was the captain Drury amassing 112 runs. Opening partner to Drury was Kelly scoring a solid 74 after a few weeks of disappointing scores. Hardgrave and Oakley both scored quick runs to help Town on their way. Weather affected the second innings so a revised target of 276 from 46 overs was drawn up. After a couple of early wickets York batters, McKendry and Bean settled in scoring 72 and 88 respectively. Hardgrave took two wickets and Anson one but it was the runouts that were important. Greavson ran out captain McKendry and in the final over Kelly ran out Kay as Driffield got the victory they needed.

Beverley ARFLC have had a difficult season and as it draws to a close head coach Tony Spence will hope for one final victory. Often coming up against higher-ranking opponents in the revamped National Conference League, the Blue and Golds have fought valiantly often with a young and weakened side. This evening they have a short trip to face West Hull.

Oliver Harsley reports ahead of Hall Road Rangers game this evening. A trip to Clipstone FC is on the cards on Tuesday night and it provides Rangers with a good opportunity to bounce back and get some much-needed points on the board. Clipstone have picked up six points from their first six league games. Those points were accumulated from two home wins against Teversal FC and Shirebrook Town. Dave Hoole’s side come into this game on the back of three successive league defeats.
Sewell also acknowledged that he’s expecting a reaction from both his side and Clipstone after their respective defeats. “I’m expecting a similar challenge to the Armthorpe game. Clipstone is a tough place to go and their management team will be looking for a response after their result on Saturday. The lads have got to take personal responsibility and they’ve got to deliver to make sure we travel home with three points on the board” Sewell concluded.

North Ferriby will look to make it three wins in a row and continue their unbeaten start to the season when they host Harrogate Railway on Tuesday night at the Dransfield Stadium with a  7-45 pm kick-off. The Villagers won 1-0 at Retford on Saturday thanks to a Tom Corner goal after beating FC Humber United last Tuesday 2-0.  They take on a Harrogate side in tenth place in the table having won three of their six games played and having lost just once which was to the then league leaders Worsborough Bridge. They are defensively sound so Ferriby will need to make sure they capitalise on chances created to win the game.
Looking forward to the game North Ferriby Manager Chris Bolder said: ” We take on Harrogate Railway on Tuesday but they are all tough games as they proved in beating high flyers Selby Town on Saturday. This goes to prove there are no easy games and this one will be no different.  “We picked up a couple of knocks and minor strains on Saturday but the good thing is we will have both Emo (Danny Emerton) and Tillo (Niall Tilsley) back for Tuesday after suspension. It was also great to see Jason Mycoe get some minutes today as he is such a calm head and intelligent player and when we can use him he is going to be an invaluable part of our squad.”  The preview was provided by Ferriby.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich