Weekend Preview: 8th October 2021

Despite the lack of fixtures this weekend there is plenty to get excited about. A cup game and three fixtures which feature sides that are either top of the table or could reach their league’s summit with a victory.

Beverley Town host Dunnington this weekend in the East Riding Senior Cup first round. Town manager, Mike Thompson has targeted this competition as one to progress in this season as there are plenty of big names to test themselves against. Unbeaten in the league so far this season Beverley will hope to convert their excellent form to the cup against a Dunnington side who also dominated their league last season. It is also sponsors day at Town this weekend and a big crowd is expected at Norwood. Rich Jagger spoke on the Thursday Night Fixture ahead of the game and the events for this weekend.

Mike Thompson spoke to Simon Bromwich in the dressing room ahead of the fixture.

North Ferriby are still unbeaten in the league as they welcome Ollerton Town this weekend. It will be a difficult fixture for the Villagers as they come up against an unknown quantity in Ollerton. The visitors have been on an impressive run of form. Ash Walker from North Ferriby has the full pre-match preview.

Hall Road Rangers will have a difficult task away at top of the table Brigg Town this weekend. Rangers come into the game on the back of some stop, start form. Conversely, Brigg have been the team to beat in the NCEL Division One as they aspire for promotion. Oliver Harsley has the preview of this Saturday’s game.

Hull City Ladies will also have an uphill battle this weekend. The Tigress’ are winless so far this season and have a trip to table-toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers. A win could kick start the season for Adie Costello’s struggling side but to get anything from this game would be a bonus.

Hull FC have announced the departure of back-rower Mahe Fonua this afternoon. The former Tongan international made a huge impact when first joining the Black and Whites in 2016 on his return spell the impact has been somewhat muted in comparison.

Report by: Simon Bromwich