Weekend Preview: 19th August 2022

It is yet another busy August weekend with twelve local teams playing this weekend.

Hull FC take on Wakefield Trinity at the MKM Stadium. The Black and Whites will hope to bounce back following a 60-6 thrashing by St Helens last week. Brett Hodgson welcomes back Ligi Sao and Manu Ma’u to the 21-man squad, however, will be missing Jake Connor and Kane Evans due to one-match bans whilst, Jack Walker and Darnell McIntosh are due to season-ending injuries. This adds to an already long list of absentees. If FC are to make the play-offs it is vital to pick up two points this evening against the relegation-threatened Trinity.

Hull KR have a tough test away at table-topping St Helens. The Robins list of players missing increased following the defeat to Leeds last time out. Matt Parcell and Ethan Ryan both have been given a one-match suspension. Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Greg Richards have both picked up season-ending injuries. Danny McGuire could only name a 19-man squad and if they are to make the playoffs need an unlikely two points tonight. St Helens are closing in on yet another title. Off the field young talented prop, Zach Fishwick has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Beverley ARLFC have struggled to create any forward momentum this season in the league. This Saturday will be yet another difficult game after a 42-12 defeat to Woolston Rovers. The Blue and Golds travel to third-placed Barrow Island who will be like a wounded animal as last time out they took a beating by Heworth, 58-12.

Beverley RUFC continue their pre-season preparations with a home fixture to Bridlington RUFC. The Beavers thrashed York RI in the first friendly 70-0 last weekend.

It is back to FA Cup action for North Ferriby. The Villagers have a 100% record so far this season in both league and cup. It was a late winner in mid-week which earned Chris Bolder’s team all three points. Ferriby have provided a preview of the match away at Heaton Stannington.

Steve Bruce will host Hull City at the Hawthorns. The Tigers have been unbeaten in the league so far this season following a 1-1 draw with Burnley this week. West Bromwich on the other hand have yet to win in the league this season. City also announced the signing of Ryan Woods last night as well as a new contract for Hull boy and vice-captain Jacob Greaves. Rob Black from Hull City OSC provides a preview.

Beverley Town CC return after a week off. Town could do with a victory to make sure of safety. Clifton Alliance are playing the hosts to Beverley. Driffield Town CC have a potentially thrilling top-of-the-table fixture. Driffield currently occupy the top spot with only one defeat in the league this year and come up against the impressive second-placed York CC.

The women’s football season gets underway this weekend. Hull City Ladies have had a successful and eventful pre-season with a flurry of new signings in the past week. The Tigresses make the trip to Leeds United on Sunday as they aim for promotion at the first time of asking.

Scunthorpe Alphas have a mammoth journey to Invergordon in Scotland. The Alphas continue their play-off journey following last week’s victory over Darlington Steam. A win this Sunday takes them to a Final in London.

It is the final game of the baseball season for Hull Scorpions. The Scorpions travel to the Durham Spartans ahead of a potential venture into the end-of-season play-offs.

East Riding Futsal Club will hope for their first pre-season victory this weekend. After defeats at Bolton and Manchester in the past fortnight, the Black and Yellow’s take on England Deaf Futsal.

Simon Bromwich