Wednesday 11th August 2021

Three of our footballing sides were in cup action last night. Hall Road managed to gain their first win of the season, whilst Hull City and North Ferriby were both knocked out of their respective competitions.

Hall Road Rangers took on FC Humber United in the NCEL League Cup. The first half went completely to plan for Leon Sewell’s men as they raced into a 3-0 lead. Sam Robinson had a brace within half an hour, his goals were separated by an excellent individual effort by Conner Harman on 18 minutes. Second half was not as the Rangers would have hoped Szymon Czubik pulled one back on the hour mark and a late goal from Connor Hall meant Hall Road held on for the victory. Read the full report on our website – click here.

North Ferriby drew the fixture against Whitely Bay on Saturday. The Villagers manager, Chris Bolder was hoping home advantage would help. This was not to be, the visitors led after just two minutes. Tom Corner equalised almost 10 minutes later. In a close game, it was 2-1 to Whitely Bay at half-time after Chanayire scored for the second game in a row. Three goals in five second-half minutes ended the Ferriby hopes of a run in the FA Cup. Coulson scored in the 49th minute sandwiched between Shanks scored a brace. A late Carew goal was nothing but a consolation as the Villagers lost 5-2. To read the full report click here.

Hull City were knocked out at the first round of the EFL Cup. City faced Wigan Athletic after an excellent start to the season following a 4-1 win away at Preston on Saturday. Grant McCann made seven changes from the season opener. It was not until the second half when the scoring was opened by Humphrys following a couple of Tigers errors. It was minutes later when Kean Lewis-Potter equalised with an excellent placed finish to the corner of the net. The majority of debutants were loanees, however, Will Jarvis a highly rated academy prospect was amongst one of several young players to enter the field throughout the second period. It was 1-1 a full-time and the MKM Stadium was to witness a penalty shoot-out. The 15 penalties were dispatched. The unlucky penalty taker was Manchester United on-loan defender Di’Shon Bernard who fired his penalty over the crossbar. City were knocked out on penalties 8-7.

Hull Kingston Rovers have announced another new signing ahead of the 2022 season. Highly rated young full-back Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e has signed until 2023. The 18-year-old signs from Keighly Cougars and will rejoin the Cougars on loan for the remainder of this season. Robins Head Coach, Tony Smith spoke to KRTV following the new arrival “He’s a huge talent, a really exciting talent. I am looking forward to coaching him. These are very exciting times for Phoenix but also very exciting times for us. It’s a real honour that he chose to come to us over a number of teams that were vying for his services.” You can read more on the Rovers website.

Report by: Simon Bromwich