Weekend Preview – 20th August 2021

A derby day is always a day to savour on any sports team’s calendar. To have two on the same day at the same time is a rarity and yet that is what we have. A rugby league derby and football derby are both in Hull on Saturday at 3 pm. Beyond this, we have plenty more sport to cover.

Rugby League
Hull FC vs Hull KR. Not much more to add ahead of this one. Against the odds, both teams are competing for play-off places. FC welcome back six key players to their 21-man squad which will help especially after four defeats in a row. The Robins enter the game after an excellent victory over Wigan. Read the full preview and predictions.

Beverley ARLFC’s fixture at home to Dudley Hill on Saturday has been postponed due to positive Covid cases in the Bradford outfit’s camp. Beverley ARLFC remaining fixtures include Hull Dockers away, 26th, West Hull away, 31st, Hull Dockers home, 4th September, Skirlaugh away 11th with the two outstanding fixtures away to Heworth and at home to Dudley Hill are still awaiting fresh dates.

The footballing derby sees Hall Road take on North Ferriby. From a Hall Road point of view, Oliver Harsley reports: Hall Road will have the chance to bounce back from this result on Saturday as they welcome North Ferriby FC to Haworth Park. North Ferriby have five points from their first three league games and they’ve drawn their last two games. Danny East is Ferriby’s top scorer with two league goals to his name. Sewell believes that his team will show a positive reaction against North Ferriby. “This’ll be the perfect time for us to show some self-pride and look to bounce back with a win against our neighbours. We’ll have to be at our best to get anything out of the game. However, I’m certain we’ll be well-rested and ready to go come 3 pm on Saturday” Sewell concluded. North Ferriby’s preview of the game is also available on our website.

Hull City travel to Fulham hoping to return to winning ways. After a great start to the season with a win against Preston, City have since lost their league fixtures. Mid-week saw a disappointing defeat for Grant McCann’s side at home to Derby. Fulham will be a further test for the Tigers as the newly-relegated side have kept the majority of the squad which played in the Premier League last season. Tom Haymes of Hull City OSC has a fans preview.

Hull City Ladies return to Haworth Park this Sunday. The Tigeress’ host Brighouse Town following on from last weeks 2-2 draw with Loughborough Lightning.

Despite the precarious position in the league table Driffield Town CC are starting to find some form. They will hope to continue this when hosting Clifton Alliance on Saturday. Beverley Town CC have a league fixture against Malton & Old Malton. Town have been on a good run of unbeaten form although the last two have ended in draws. Sunday is the final of the Hunters Cup. Town will take on Hull Zingari in Scarborough and will be hopeful of a victory.