Weekend Preview – 5th November 2021

Just football fixtures this weekend. Beverley RUFC are without a game, but we have five games to focus on across our local sporting area.

Beverley Town have the tough task of a trip to table-topping Sculcoates Amateurs. Town are without a win in the last two games, but manager Mike Thompson thinks his side can beat anyone in the league and this is the prime test.

Hull City have an early-season six-pointer. Both sides are in the bottom two at present and a win could galvanise either one to escape trouble. City will be without centre-back Alfie Jones following an injury picked up in the 1-0 defeat away at West Bromwich. A strong away following is expected for the Tigers despite the recent results and performances.

North Ferriby FC make the trip to Armthorpe Welfare on Saturday hoping to keep up their impressive start and build upon last Saturday’s crucial win over fellow contenders Hallam. The Villagers were meant to play Maltby Main in the NCEL League Cup during the week but due to a floodlight failure, the game was abandoned after only one minute and forty-seven seconds. Armthorpe have seen a decline in results recently, but this should be the Villagers game for the taking. Ferriby have kindly provided a full preview of the game.

Hall Road Rangers are back in league action this weekend as they welcome Harrogate Railway Athletic to Haworth Park. There’s been an upturn in Hall Road’s performances and results in recent weeks. They scored nine goals in their last two league games which earned them a maximum six out of six points available. Moreover, Hall Road added three more goals in midweek against NCEL Premier Division outfit Grimsby Borough in the NCEL League Cup despite ultimately losing the tie on penalties. Harrogate Railway will offer a tough test as they sit in 5th place. Oliver Harsley has the pre-match report.

Hull City Ladies face a familiar opponent on Sunday. The Tigress’ faced Wolves less than a month ago in a thrilling fixture that saw the game eventually won by Wolves. This time it is a cup game and Adie Costello’s side will be encouraged by the last game and aim for further improvement.

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

Simon Bromwich