Wednesday 17th August 2022

Last night saw a win, a draw and a defeat across the local football teams. Beverley Town lost in front of a great crowd of 334 in their first NCEL fixture at home. Hull City continued their unbeaten start in the league. North Ferriby scored a stoppage-time winner to continue their winning record.

Beverley Town saw their 100% record end with a defeat in an enthralling five-goal thriller with Rossington Main. The report was provided by the social media of Beverley Town.

Images provided by Martin Cattle.

Joe Norton gave Town lift off with some fancy footwork early on to open the scoring. Rossington’s experience at this level showed throughout the contest and they were soon level after a cool finish by the prolific Adam Baskerville. Both sides continued to push, however, Tyla Bell managed to bundle the ball over the line after appearing to collide with goalkeeper Phil Dobson. The telling point of the game came on the stroke of half-time when James Piercy was sent off for allegedly handling the ball in the area. Baskerville drilled the penalty into the roof of the net to give the visitors a two-goal cushion at the break. Beverley battled away but were susceptible to the counterattack, however, Norton grabbed his second to bring the hosts back into the tie. Both sides had further chances however the visitors claimed the three points in an all-action early season contest.

North Ferriby picked up their fourth victory in four games at the start of the season beating Eccleshill United, 3-2. Ferriby looked to be cruising to an easy victory when leading 2-0 but the host pegged them back to two apiece during the second half. The winning moment was provided by T’Nique Fishley on only his second appearance for the Villagers in the final seconds of the game. North Ferriby have kindly provided a full match report.

Hull City continued the impressive start in the league with a 1-1 draw away at Burnley. The Tigers took the lead in the first half through Ozan Tufan following a clever flick-on by Óscar Estupiñán. The Clarets got their way back into the game from experienced forward Jay Rodriguez. Despite the host having 77% possession, the Tigers hung on for another point on the road.

Simon Bromwich