Weekend Results – 14th June 2021

All three of our rugby league sides were back in action this weekend. Hull FC travelled to Castleford, Hull KR returned to action hosted Salford, whilst Beverley ARLFC took on Heworth on Saturday. Beverley Town CC had one game this weekend, Driffield Town CC had two home games.

Hull FC looked to put the defeat in the Challenge Cup against St Helens behind them when travelling to Castleford on Thursday evening. Despite going behind in the first minute Hull FC dominated much of the 80 minutes. Qareqare on debut with Castleford’s opening try. Swift and Fonua both scored a try in the first half, and both doubled their total in the second. Fonua had moved across to the right wing to cover left centre in place of the injured Josh Griffin. Jake Connor was the only other try scorer for the Black and Whites. The hosts did get a consolation try however nothing more could be done as Hull ran out 30-12 winners.

Hull Kingston Rovers returned to action after a weekend out, welcoming Salford Red Devils to Craven Park. Tony Smith’s men were hoping to continue the form which saw an excellent victory over Leigh. The lowly Salford scored first through an ex-Robin Ken Sio, it was Salford’s only score of the game. The game simmered, with niggly incidents challenges throughout, the first sin-binning was Chris Atkin just before the Robins scored their first try. Rovers looked to dominate from there, Lawler, Crooks and Takairangi scored before halftime. The second half saw Adam Quinlan yellow carded but once the hosts were back to a full 13, looked almost unstoppable. KR ran in four tries in the last 20 minutes. The final try also coincided with forward, Pauli Pauli of the Red Devils being sent off. The rampant Rovers won 40-4, excelling in attack and defence against the shaky Salford.

Beverley ARLFC entertained Heworth in the NCL Group G. The Blue and Golds were hoping to get back to winning ways again after a close defeat to York Acorn in the previous fixture. Heworth dominated possession and territory for a large proportion of the game. Beverley struggled to take what few opportunities they did have in attack. Beverley scoring first though, through Lewis Miller after good work from Lewis Poskitt. From that point, the boot of Danny Allen and a couple of tries put the York outfit in a winning position. Tony Spence’s men looked to be expansive late on which only gave the visitors more opportunity to extend their lead. Heworth eventually ran out 29-4 victors, Beverley now has a fortnight to regroup ahead of the next fixture.

Beverley Town CC hoped to improve on the draw last Saturday when travelling to Folkton & Flixton CC. After winning the toss, Beverley elected to bat scoring 209/9 from the 50 overs. Several of the batting lineup made starts but never sustained a lengthy innings, other than opener Ben Hatfield who scored a useful 76. In response Folkton’s openers scored a combined 121 which put the hosts in good stead, the rest of the batsmen did not score high but did enough to get the victory. Despite being on the losing side Beverley captain Jamie Roe took an impressive 3-45 off 15 overs. Beverley lost by 4 wickets.

Driffield Town CC had two fixtures this weekend and were hoping to build on the Viking Cup victory of the previous Sunday. Scarborough batted first scoring 245/9, Stephenson at two scored 64 and Schaper at three made 86. James Anson took 4-62, despite being a little expensive took vital wickets. Nicky Johnson chipped in with three wickets and Jamie Greavson two. Opener Noah Kelly had another good knock with 84, Owen Goldsworthy and Danny Broumpton both scored half-centuries. It would be just too much for Driffield to catch but they stayed in the game until the final ball, eventually losing by 1 agonising run. Sunday was the second round of the Viking Cup hosting Barnsley Wooley Miners. Miners were put in to bat first scoring 210/9, no batters stood out for the visiting side. However, James Anson was excellent again for Driff, 6-44 from 8 overs. Greavson and Johnson once again joining Anson in the wickets column. With bat in hand Town looked accomplished Goldsworthy opening on this occasion scored 62, Kelly partnered with 38. Following them in and guiding the hosts to victory was captain Mark Tennant making 52 and Danny Broumpton with 44. Driffield progress through to the next round having won by 8 wickets.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich