Weekend Preview – 10th September 2021

Last weekend was one of the busiest we have ever had for local sport, this weekend is expected to be a slightly calmer affair. Having said that there is still football, rugby league, rugby union and cricket to cover.

Hull City return to action following an international break with a trip to Swansea. The Tigers had a fantastic start with a 4-1 win away at Preston, since that point City have only picked up a point and have not scored. Last season’s Championship play-off finalists Swansea have had a slow start to the season under new manager Russell Martin. Most recently losing 3-1 away at Preston.

Hall Road Rangers have won two on the bounce for the first time in the league this season. Leon Sewell’s side have been in desperate need of consistently good results. Saturday is a tough trip to third-placed Rossington Main.

Hull City Ladies have had a difficult start to their league season. This Sunday they have an opportunity to gain some momentum in the League Cup at home to Burnley. The Tigress’ lost last time out 3-0 away at Fylde. The Clarets won their previous fixture 4-0 against Huddersfield but have had a mixed start to the campaign.

Rugby League
Hull FC are at the last chance saloon for an opportunity to reach the play-offs. It is no longer in their own hands and will have to beat Wigan at the MKM this weekend and Wakefield next Friday. Brett Hodgson’s men will have to do it without Houghton and Swift who drop out of the 21-man squad with a wrist and foot injury respectively. Hull lost last time out to a golden point drop-goal from Leeds, 25-24. Opponents for Saturday Wigan only have one win in five and have only scored into double figures on two of those five occasions.

Hull Kingston Rovers have a huge season-defining clash with Castleford Tigers at Craven Park. The Robins could move into the driving seat for a play-off place with a victory. Tony Smith’s side will have to do it without forwards Sims and Lawler through injuries. Rovers have been boosted by the potential return of influential half-back Abdull. Castleford have been one of the Super League’s form sides in recent weeks with five wins from six as they pushed for the top six.

Beverley ARLFC’s fixture against Skirlaugh this weekend has been postponed. This brings an end to the Blue and Golds season. The divisions will revert to what would usually be expected from the National Conference divisions in 2022. The final game played this season by Beverley was an excellent 30-12 win against Hull Dockers.

Rugby Union
Beverley RUFC started their return with a big victory over Old Rishworthians 50-21. This weekend Beverley face a trip to Old Crossleyans. Our reported Tom Cavanagh caught up with Beverley’s chairman Brian Gilbert last night on the Thursday Night Fixture.

Beverley Town CC have the chance to be crowned champions this weekend with the visit of Welton and Brough. Town have been on a remarkable run of form which has only seen three defeats all season as they have risen to the top of the Y&DSCL Premier Division.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich