Weekend Results: 1st August 2022

Beverley Town got their first season in the North East Counties Leagues underway with a win. Town were 1-0 victors over recently relegated Athersley Recreation. The only goal of the game came from debutant midfielder Nathan Ofori in the 34th minute. Dave Ricardo’s side were the more dominant of the two sides restricting Athersley to just one shot in the first half. The hosts were not going to be easily beaten and made Town work for the victory. Manager Dave Ricardo had this to say post-match:

“Phil Dobson in goal was absolutely superb. He’s made a great save down to his left. His handling was good, his communication was good, and his kicking was good which gave us a big lift.”

North Ferriby started their season with a 2-0 win over Emley AFC. The Villagers had a mixed set of results in pre-season following promotion via the play-offs. A penalty from Danny East opened the scoring in the first half. East bagged a brace midway through the second half as Ferriby eased to a victory. Click here for a full report.

Hull City left it late to pick up an opening day 2-1 victory over Bristol City. The Tigers went behind first half following some slack marking at a set-piece which allowed Andreas Wiemann to steer home for the Robins. Clear-cut chances were at a premium as City looked for an equaliser. Ozan Tufan converted a penalty on debut after another debutant, Benjamin Tetteh, was adjudged to have been tripped in the box. The winner came with a large slice of good fortune when Jean Michaël Seri’s shot from outside the area took a deflection and looped beyond the Bristol City keeper. Read the full report here.

Hull FC got back to winning ways with a 30-6 victory in France. The Black and Whites have had a torrid month so far with heavy defeats, but the two points temporarily promoted them back into the play-off spots. A tight first half saw the in-form Toulouse cause FC many problems despite this the visitors lead at the break. The second half saw three tries scored including two debutants on the score sheet. NRL utility man Will Smith broke away to touch down, whilst Hull academy product Harvey Barron produced some smart play for his try. Full report click here.

Beverley Town CC suffered an embarrassing 7-wicket defeat to Woodhouse Grange. Town were put into bat first by their host, amassing just 58 from 28.4 overs. Brad Dobson top scored with 13 but disappointingly Beverley’s actual top scorer was the extras. Despite Thomas Haytack taking two wickets, Woodhouse knocked the total off in just 12.4 overs. The second team also suffered defeat to Woodhouse Grange’s seconds, the thirds were the only winning side beating Cottingham seconds, and the fourth team lost to Welton seconds.

Driffield Town CC continued their pursuit of winning the league despite the weather with a 6-wicket win. Hosts, Sheriff Hutton Bridge were put into bat. The opener, Louis Foxton was a thorn in Town’s side reaching 41 with other batters falling around him. Bridge were restricted to just 112 after some good bowling all-round from Driffield. Once again Mayank Mishra took 3/9 from 6.4 overs. George Drury and James Anson took two wickets each, Alec Drury and Nick Hardgrave both had a wicket to their name. Due to rain delays, Driffield had only to make 89 runs, which they did with ease. Jack Oakley ended not out with 28 from 17, and Noah Kelly stuck about on 22 from 55. Driffield’s second team lost to South Holderness but the thirds beat Patrington seconds.

On Thursday Night, a depleted Hull KR suffered a heavy 46-4 defeat to Wigan Warriors.

Simon Bromwich