Weekend Review- 23rd August 2021

A thrilling weekend was promised with two derbies in the city of Hull and a thrilling weekend was delivered. It delivered more than derbies, there was also a cup final win amongst the weekend’s proceedings too.

Rugby League
Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers battled out gripping fixture at the MKM Stadium. Both sides still hoping for a late push to the play-offs. FC welcomed back some key players for the game, including Connor and Sneyd. The game could have gone either way and was generally an even contest. The Robins lacked a cutting edge at times when in Hull territory. The hosts led at half-time 16-10 tries from Swift, Faraimo and Tuimavave. Rovers did however have the advantage less than 10 minutes before the break with Keinhorst and Milnes both on the scoresheet. KR struck first in the second period through former Black and White, Crooks. It wasn’t long before FC had regained control, further points were added by the boot of Sneyd stretching the scoreline to seven points. The Robins did get a late try through Vete but it was not enough. Final score – Hull FC 23-22 Hull KR.

Hull City were beaten 2-0 by Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Both goals came during the first half as the home side took charge, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fabio Carvalho doing the damage. Tom Haymes of Hull City OSC has a full report.

Hull City Ladies suffered their first defeat of the season at home to Brighouse Town. The Tigress’ drew last week on the opening day. It was a difficult start to the game with Pedersen leaving the field with an injury in the opening 10 minutes. The first half got worse from there, a Gompertz goal was sandwiched between a Woodruff brace as the visitors lead 3-0 at the break. Second half spirit was shown by Adie Costello’s young side, but it was to little avail. Embley and Dobson stretched the lead further. A late Tanser goal was nothing but a consolation with the game ending; Hull City Ladies 1-5 Brighouse Town.

Hall Road Rangers 1-1 North Ferriby. Oliver Harsley reports from a Hall Road perspective: Hall Road Rangers picked up a hard-earned point from their local derby against North Ferriby FC on Saturday as they drew 1-1. Played in front of a bumper crowd of 273 spectators at Haworth Park, the game was well contested as both sides looked to take the bragging rights. Rangers took the lead in the 8th minute thanks to Sam Robinson’s 4th goal in all competitions as he met a Chris Spinks free-kick and sent a bullet header into the back of the Ferriby net. There was an immediate reaction from the visitors as they began to exert some sustained pressure on the Hall Road goal. Danny East had an effort saved by Rangers keeper Jody Barford whilst Niall Tilsley put a header wide. Rangers had an opportunity to double their lead in the 36th minute when Chris Murray put a header over the bar. Just before halftime, Ferriby were reduced to ten men as their skipper Niall Tilsley was sent off after picking up his second yellow card.
This setback galvanised Ferriby as they started the second half in dominant fashion. There was a big let-off for Hall Road in the 51st minute as Danny East put his shot over the bar. However, the Villagers were back on level terms in the 58th minute courtesy of Jamie Forrester’s curled effort which went in the bottom corner. It was a very tight contest for the remainder of the second half as both sides pushed for a winning goal. Chris Spinks had a big chance in the 83rd minute which was well saved by Ferriby keeper Lewis Exall. Meanwhile, Josh Dennett fired an effort over the bar at the other end of the pitch.
Rangers boss Leon Sewell thought that the game was a very entertaining affair. “It was a good game and a good advert for non-league football. It had everything that you’d expect from a local derby. Couple of goals, couple of good tackles and, unfortunately for Ferriby, a red card. A point is probably a fair result for both teams. Our lads were a little bit gutted that they didn’t come away with three points. After the last ten/fifteen minutes in midweek, the lads did what was asked of them in this game. It’s ultimately a point that we have to build on” he said.

Beverley Town CC were victorious in the Hunters Cup Final. Town breezed to victory despite the strength of opponents Hull Zingari. Zingari were put in to bat first, at North Marine Road in Scarborough. Hull barely got going, skittled for just 73. Each of the bowlers got at least one wicket with some excellent skill on display. Bowden 2-21 (6.4 overs), Chappell 1-14 (8 overs), Franklin 2-24 (8 overs), Roe 2-7 (4 overs), none as impressive as Dale who took 3 wickets for just 6 runs in 8 overs. The top-scoring batsman was the captain, Bunn who only scored 15. It looked like it would be a difficult start for Beverley with the bat after Hellwig removed Grantham for a duck in the first over. From there the Town batters eased home to victory, Hatfield, 34 and Dale, 31, without losing another wicket. Beverley won the final by an impressive nine wickets.

Beverley Town CC had been in league action on the Saturday. The game was abandoned due to the weather. Town had made a useful 189/8 after choosing to bat first. In response to this Malton and Old Maton were 13/4 after 8 overs before the game was called off.
Driffield Town CC managed to just about work around the issues with the weather. The game was reduced to 20 overs an inning. Clifton Alliance choosing to field first. Town score 151/4 despite opener Goldsworthy being removed for a duck. Captain Drury made an impressive 67 from just 41 and was partnered for much of his time in the middle by Kelly, making a steady 51. Despite a half-century from number three, Whaits, Clifton only reached 129. Anson took three wickets, whilst Caley and Hardgrave had a wicket each to their name. Driffield won by 22 runs which helps in the race for survival.

Report by: Simon Bromwich