Weekend Preview – 3rd December 2021

It looks like an exciting weekend in prospect for our local teams. Two sat top of their respective leagues and two in some excellent form heading into this weekend’s fixtures.

Beverley Town climbed back to the top of the Humber Premier League following an excellent 6-0 win over Chalk Lane last week. Town had a stutter a few weeks ago but Mike Thompson’s men have returned to their usual dominance. This weekend they host Hornsea Town at Norwood. The two sides met earlier this season, Beverley running out comfortable 6-2 winners.

Hull City will aim to make it five wins from five games. The Tigers travel to Reading with the potential to be eight points clear of the relegation zone. Grant McCann indicated both Brandon Fleming and Matt Smith are soon to return to fitness but this week may be too soon for a place in the team.  Reading are sat in 21st place in the table this is due to a six-point deduction received earlier this season. In a deceptive league position, the Royals have only lost once in the last four games.

North Ferriby have an excellent chance to stay unbeaten with a trip to Rainworth Miners Welfare. The Villagers lead the NCEL Division One by five points and are in an imperious run of form not dropping a point since the 9th of October. Rainworth lost in midweek to Hall Road despite leading 2-0 after 11 minutes. North Ferriby have provided a preview of the game.

Hall Road Rangers have turned a corner in recent weeks. Unbeaten in six league games, winning five of the games. A victory on Saturday could see a progression to the top half of the table. The two sides have met already this season with Glasshoughton victors 2-1, yet both sides find themselves midtable at almost the midpoint of the season. Oliver Harsley has a pre-match report of Hall Road vs Glasshoughton Welfare.

Beverley RUFC are the only one of our local teams this weekend out of form. In a transitional season for the Beavers, good results have been hard to come by. A couple of weeks ago Beverley had won two in a row and were looking almost back to their best but since then have lost the last two and were throughout outplayed by Pontefract last week. Huddersfield sits just ahead of Bev in the table on the same points total which could make for a tasty encounter at Beaver Park.

Find all of last weeks results and round-up, here.

Simon Bromwich