Weekend Preview – 3rd September 2021

This weekend is one of the busiest for local sport. All three rugby league sides are in action, Beverley RUFC returns after 18 months. Hull City are the only one of our football teams not playing. In cricket, Driffield have two fixtures the second of which is a cup final!

Beverley Town hope to return to winning ways following a 2-2 draw against South Cave. It was the first points Town had dropped in almost a year. Mike Thompson’s men this weekend head to East Riding Rangers who are playing this fixture at Longcroft School in Beverley. Town manager spoke to reporter Tom Cavanagh on the Thursday Night Fixture.

North Ferriby travel to Swallownest in the NCEL Division One. Ferriby have been on an increasingly good run of form. An excellent 6-0 victory in midweek versus Harrogate Railway will have inspired further confidence into Chris Bolder’s side. Read a full preview of this weekend’s game.

Oliver Harsley provided us with a preview to Hall Road this weekend: Hall Road will aim to build on their midweek result (3-2 win over Clipstone) on Saturday as they welcome Teversal FC to Haworth Park. Teversal currently sit at the bottom of the NCEL Division One table having just collected one point from their first seven league games. However, any complacency has to be avoided if Rangers are to pick up all three points. In fact, the Hall Road defence will have to keep Cameron Pinnick quiet on the day. Pinnick is Teversal’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions.
Sewell summed up by saying that his players will be ready for what faces them on Saturday. “We’ll get everyone in on Thursday for training for a recovery session. We then go again on Saturday at home against Teversal” Sewell concluded.

Hull City Ladies have a trip to AFC Fylde on Sunday afternoon. The last two games have seen the young Tigress’ thrashed 5-1 and 6-0. Adie Costello will hope this game, which was a close affair last season can be a springboard for some good results this time around.

Rugby Union
Beverley RUFC returns to action after almost 18 months without a league game. They welcome Old Rishworthian to Beaver Park. Our reported Tom Cavanagh spoke to Beverley’s chairman Brian Gilbert last night on the Thursday Night Fixture.

Rugby League
Beverley ARLFC host Hull Dockers this weekend. The two sides battled out a close game only a couple of weeks ago. Since then Beverley were demolished by West Hull, 50-0 in midweek. Tony Spence’s men have yet to pick up a win since the second game of the season. Nick Robinson has a full preview.

In Super League, it is Magic Weekend. After being shelved due to no fans last season, this year it is at St James’ Park, Newcastle. The Hull FC will hopefully return to winning ways against Leeds Rhinos. Recent results for the Airlie Birds have hampered their play-off push, including a 42-14 defeat by Salford on Monday. Brett Hodgson welcomes back Shaul, Tuimavave and Vulikijapani to the 21-man squad, Taylor misses out following a back injury. The Rhinos have been on an inconsistent run of form but are still in prime position for a top 6 berth.

Hull Kingston Rovers have lost three on the bounce but hope for a victory against bottom side Leigh Centurions on Sunday. The Robins have dropped out of the play-offs due to recent results, the latest a 40-28 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Giants. Tony Smith expects having a recognised full-back in Dagger in the squad may balance out some recent problems in the backs. Lawler misses out with a thumb problem. Leigh picked up their first victory of the season a couple of weeks ago against Salford.

Beverley Town CC are inching closer to winning the league following last weeks victory. On Saturday Town have a trip to North Yorkshire to take on Pickering CC. Driffield Town CC have two huge games this weekend. The first is a league fixture with Stamford Bridge, which is a bottom of the table clash. Secondly, they have the Viking Cup final on Sunday against Appleby Froddingham.

Report by: Simon Bromwich