Weekend Preview: 2nd September 2022

It is a weekend of season openings and closings, especially in the rugby world for our teams.

For the final time, this season Hull FC and Hull KR are in Super League action. It has been a frustrating year for both sets of fans for results on the pitch and incidents off it too. This weekend offers the opportunity for one team to end on a high and with bragging rights going into the post-season. The Black and Whites have 14 players missing due to injury, as well as Brad Fash to suspension. Brett Hodgson can welcome back Darnell McIntosh and Danny Houghton following knocks. The Robins are in a slightly worse position. 29 players are unavailable players due to injuries, suspensions and international duties which means Danny McGuire can only name a 16-man squad for the fixture.

Beverley ARLFC aim to end their turbulent season on a high. The Blue and Golds take on Hunslet Warriors who sit just one position above them in the table. Beverley will be buoyed by an excellent victory last weekend.

The season starts this weekend for Beverley RUFC. The Beavers have seen several changes to their side from last season. Wetherby are going to offer a tough opposition this weekend, the hosts will be looking to prove themselves following promotion last season.

Beverley Town CC have their final game of the season against Sessay. It has been a difficult year for Beverley who struggled at times this season. In contrast, Driffield Town CC are on a high after winning promotion, their game against Harrogate marks the end of the league season but they will be playing in an end-of-season tournament for teams that won their divisions.

Hull Seahawks start preparations for their first league fixture. Across pre-season, the new ice hockey team will be competing in the Yorkshire Cup against Leeds Knights and Sheffield Steeldogs over the next fortnight. This weekend sees the Seahawks travel to Leeds on Saturday and host Sheffield on the Sunday.

It has been a testing fortnight for North Ferriby. The Villagers were knocked out of both the FA Cup and then the FA Vase in consecutive weeks. Ferriby do still have a 100% winning record in the league after a midweek win over Maltby Main and will look to maintain that with a trip to Garforth Town. A full preview has been kindly provided by North Ferriby.

Hull City host Sheffield United at the MKM Stadium on Sunday. The Tigers have conceded the most in the league so far this season, following two high-scoring defeats in recent weeks, as well as a high-scoring victory over Coventry. City will have to be at their best even with a good home record if they are to beat the table-topping Blades. Lee Dolman from Hull City OSC previews. Shota Arveladze’s side have also enjoyed a very busy transfer window with four new players signed on deadline day.

Hull City Ladies gained their first win of the season on Thursday night, beating York City 4-2. The Tigresses will look to build some momentum following that result but have the tough task of playing away at unbeaten Newcastle on Sunday.

In the Humber Premier League, this weekend, Cherry Burton host Pocklington and Hall Road Rangers travel to Hedon Rangers, whilst in Division One, Great Driffield face Bridlington Rovers.

With a preview to Hall Road’s game Oliver Harsley:

Hall Road Rangers face Humber Premier League champions Hedon Rangers at Holderness Academy on Saturday. After picking up two successive league wins, Hall Road could end the weekend top of the table if they win and other sides around them drop points.

Hedon currently sit in 9th place in the league table and have three points from three league games played. They lost their opening two games against East Riding Rangers and Hornsea Town respectively. Following these defeats, they beat St Mary’s AFC 1-0 last weekend with former Rangers player Will Broadley getting himself on the scoresheet.

See the round of last weekend’s results, here.

Simon Bromwich