Weekend Preview – 6th August 2021

This weekend only sees six of our local sides in action. Of our football teams, Hull City start their new season and North Ferriby are in FA Cup action. All three rugby league teams look to get back to winning ways after defeats in recent weeks. Beverley Town CC hope to continue some excellent form.

Football

Hull City start their return to the Championship with a trip to Preston North End. Grant McCann will be without last years player of the season George Honeyman and team-mate Callum Elder, who also featured in the League One team of the season. We have collaborated with Hull City OSC for this season, meaning full previews and reports will be provided in our continued partnership. To see the full Hull City preview, click here.

North Ferriby travel to Whitley Bay in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. The Villagers got their season off to a good start with an excellent 3-0 win away at Shirebrook Town. Ferriby manager Chris Bolder is hoping for a good run in the cup this season after missing out on competing last year. You can read the full preview by clicking here.

Beverley Town beat Pickering in their latest pre-season friendly. Mike Thompson’s men were 3-1 victors as they build to a new season with the hope of winning the Humber Premier League once again. Hull City Ladies have a Donna Nickolay Charity Event with the first team taking on a Veterans side. There will be plenty of events going on throughout the day at North Cave Playing Fields. To see more about the charity event – click here.

Rugby League

Beverley ARLFC return to action this Saturday away at York Acorn. It has been a difficult season so far for the Blue and Golds. After a good start, interruptions to fixtures and player availability due to isolations have prevented Tony Spence’s men from gaining any momentum. Last time out Beverley lost to Myton 38-18.

Hull FC and Hull Kingston both are also hoping to return to winning ways after recent defeats earlier this week. The Black and Whites travel to Warrington Wolves following the Monday night beating by St Helens, 42-10 at the MKM Stadium. Jamie Shaul has returned to Hodgson’s 20-man squad. The full-back has been out for 10 months with a serious ACL injury. Jack Logan has now departed the club following his loan spell. Jordan Johnstone misses out with a one-game suspension, while Andre Savelio is also unavailable as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension.

Hull Kingston Rovers head to Leigh Centurions. The Robins have lost two on the bounce however they were both against table-topping Catalans Dragons, the most recent loss was at Craven Park on Monday 23-16. Adam Quinlan is missing from Tony Smith’s squad having dislocated his shoulder and thus sadly ending his Rovers career. KR also without are without Jordan Abdull who fractured his thumb on Monday. The returning trio of Joe Keyes, Mikey Lewis and Will Tate go straight into the 21-man squad following their recalls from their respective loans.

Cricket

Beverley Town CC hope to continue their recent good form. Victories over previous weekends against Sherriff Hutton Bridge and Goole has put Town in a strong position in the table. Driffield Town CC are without a fixture again this weekend after Yorkshire Academy have had to pull out the game.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich