Weekend Preview – 27th August 2021

This weekend is football and cricket dominant for our local sides. All five of our football teams are finally in action, whilst the cricket teams hope to move closer to their objectives as the season closes out. Our rugby league teams played last night, Hull FC and Hull KR both play on Monday.

Beverley Town got their season off to a flying start with a 6-2 victory away at LIV Supplies in midweek. Town are hoping to continue an excellent run of form which saw them win the league last time out. This weekend Mike Thompson’s men face Hornsea Town. The last time the two sides met Beverley ran out 11-2 victors.

Hull City enter tomorrow’s match-up with Bournemouth, on the back of four defeats in a row. Last season there were two leagues between the teams, City would hope to be entering a game such as this with better form. Grant McCann has bolstered the squad with the signing of Tyler Smith on a two-year deal from Sheffield United. The 22-year-old has spent the last few seasons out on loan including at Swindon in League One last year, scoring 10 in 26. Read the full preview of Hull City vs Bournemouth from Tom Haymes.

North Ferriby enter their game this weekend following an excellent 2-0 victory over FC Humber United in midweek. The Villagers are unbeaten in the league from their first five league fixtures; however, they have drawn three of them. Ferriby will travel to Retford for a 3 pm kick-off on Saturday.

An immediate reaction is needed from Hall Road Rangers on Saturday as they welcome Armthorpe Welfare to Haworth Park. Rangers come into this game on the back of a 7-0 defeat at Hallam FC on Tuesday night. All seven goals were conceded in the second half and it meant that it was a miserable trip back to East Yorkshire. A full preview from Oliver Harsley is available on our website.

Hull City Ladies take on Nottingham Forest at Haworth Park on Sunday. The Tigress’ have had a difficult start to the season, so far drawing with Loughborough on the opening day, followed by a 5-1 beating by Brighouse last week. Adie Costello will want to pick up more points especially at home in the early stages of the season. Read a full preview by clicking here.

Beverley Town CC are showing some fine form. In recent weeks they were victorious in the Hunters Cup Final and moved to the top of the table. This weekend Folkton & Flixton will visit. In a race for survival, Driffield Town CC have won three in a row. Driffield hope to extend this run of form when travelling to Scarborough CC on Saturday.

Report by: Simon Bromwich