Weekend Preview: 5th August 2022

It is an incredibly busy weekend with the majority of our local teams playing this weekend.

Beverley Town had a positive start to their time in the NCEL with a 1-0 win away at Athersley Recreation last weekend. Town have a trip to Ollerton Town on Saturday. Ollerton were beaten 5-0 on the opening day of the season by Horbury Town. Beverley Town manager Dave Ricardo spoke to our reporter Tom Cavanagh on the Thursday Night Fixture.


North Ferriby are in FA Cup action after a winning start to the league season. Ferriby are hosting Northern League Division One side Northallerton Town at the Extra Preliminary Round of the famous competition. Two games in and Northallerton have yet to pick up a victory this season.

East Riding Futsal Club kick-off their pre-season away at Bolton Futsal Club. Last season was very successful for the Black and Yellows and are now competing in Tier 2 North, as well as numerous awards for the manager, Dave Lawtey. Bolton will offer tough opposition as they are one of the best Futsal Clubs in the country. As well as the first teams, some youth teams and the newly formed reserve side make the trip too.

Hull City are on the road this weekend following a late winner last Saturday. The Tigers take on Preston who drew their opening game of the season, 0-0 with local rivals Wigan. Rob Black from Hull City OSC has a preview of the game.

Hull City Ladies have their second game of the week after a 1-1 draw against Lincoln last night. The Tigresses host Doncaster Belles at the new home of the Easy Buy Stadium in Barton.

Beverley ARLFC return to action following a week off. A victory this weekend against the bottom side, Bradford Dudley Hill would be a big boost to the Blue and Gold’s survival chance. A heavy defeat could see them drop to the foot of the table. Nick Robinson has the preview.

Hull FC are in action this evening as they take on Huddersfield Giants away from home. The Black and Whites despite some poor results are still battling for the final play-off place, whilst the visitors are battling to stay third in the table. Brett Hodgson has made two changes from the 21-man squad which won away at Toulouse last Friday; Satae and Wynne return and replace youngsters Severs and Litten.

Despite the victory over Acomb a fortnight ago, Beverley Town CC have been struggling for form. Town were beaten comprehensively last Saturday by Woodhouse Grange. This week will not be any easier when they host second-placed York CC.

Driffield Town CC might be hoping Beverley do them a favour with a victory at home to York, but Driffield could equally help Beverley out with a win away at bottom side Acomb on Saturday. Town have only lost one league game all season and takes on a side who have only won two league games all season.

Hull Scorpions have been on a downward spiral in recent weeks, a mixture of postponements and defeats has brought a promising season to an almost standstill. The Scorpions have the trip across Yorkshire on Sunday to take on Sheffield Cubs who beat them twice over earlier in the season.

Scunthorpe Alphas look to end the regular season with eight wins from eight. The Alphas have been dominant across the field in every game this season and will host Lincolnshire Bombers at Quibell Park on Sunday. A victory will guarantee a play-off place for the Scunthorpe side.

Hull KR made hard work of beating bottom-side Toulouse Olympique last night. The Robins had to come from 10 points down to get a 22-16 victory and keep them in touch with the playoff places. Elliott Minchella opened the scoring for the Robins in the first half, and by the 50th minute, KR found themselves 16-6 down. Ethan Ryan’s try in the corner brought it back to a one-score game before quick-fire tries from Frankie Halton and Rowan Milnes in the final 10 minutes won Rovers the game.

Simon Bromwich