Weekend Review – 13th September 2021
It was not one of the best weekends we have seen from our local sides. Only two wins across the weekend but both were highly significant wins!
Beverley Town CC have been promoted as champions after a comprehensive victory this weekend at home to Welton & Brough. Put in to bat first Town scored 264/7. The top three all made good starts but did not progress beyond 27. It was Whyley who took centre stage with an excellent 94, another 10 runs would have taken him beyond Hatfield as tops scorer with the bat for the season. Captain, Roe, contributed a quick 36 from 20 balls as Town reached 264/7. Welton made a solid start before Mudd took his first of four wickets for the innings. The majority of the visiting teams’ batters struggled to progress to double figures. Alongside Mudd’s four wickets, Franklin took three, Roe two and Haytack just one as Beverley ran through Welton for just 123, for a fantastic 141 run win which ended to a phenomenal season.
Hull City returned from international duty the same way they entered it, with a 0-0 draw. A trip to a slow starting Swansea could be seen as a good point come the end of the season. The majority of opportunities were limited to outside the penalty area as both sides lacked a cutting edge. Ingram in the City goal did well to keep a clean sheet producing some smart and timely saves throughout. Swansea City 0-0 Hull City.
Hall Road Rangers will be highly disappointed with another large defeat away at high flying Rossington Main. Rangers have looked better recently with two wins on the bounce, but Saturday was a relapse. The host led 1-0 at half-time through Watson and it continued that way until midway through the second period. Watson scored his second, followed shortly by a Conway to make it 3-0. Hall Road may have thought they were back in with a chance after Knaggs nicked a goal back with 15 minutes left on the clock. The game was effectively over not long after when Watson complete hat-trick, the fifth came through Yeaman. Read the full-time report from Oliver Harsley: Rossington Main 5-1 Hall Road Rangers.
Hull City Ladies suffered another defeat on Sunday afternoon, this time it was in the League Cup at home to Burnley. The Tigress’ got off to a good start when Bott scored on the 4th minute. Molinari equalised moments later for Burnley. Smith put the hosts back ahead midway through the half, only for it to be cancelled out by an excellent Ravening free-kick. 2-2 at the break seem to be a great improvement for Adie Costello’s girls. A late capitulation during the second-half meant that Burnley eventually ran out 7-2 winners. Hull City Ladies will face Burnley in the league in a fortnight.
Hull FC will not be in the Super League play-offs this season. The Black and Whites lost in a bizarre game at the MKM Stadium against Wigan Warriors. First half was a tepid affair neither side had the creativity to produce a decent opportunity. The closest FC came was when Ma’u was held up over the line. 0-0 is a rare score in rugby league after 40 minutes of play. Both sets of fans were hoping for an improved second half. It did not really come from either team but Wigan did open the scoring when Hastings kicked to the corner finding the winger Bibby who touched down. The second and final try of the last try of the game went to the visitors Hardaker running on to his own kick through. The final game of the season at the MKM Stadium for this season was extremely disappointing: Hull FC 0-10 Wigan Warriors.
Hull Kingston Rovers ascended into the “top 6” with a victory at home to Castleford Tigers on Saturday Night. It was a carnival atmosphere at Craven Park as the Robins took the lead, Linnett sending Lewis over for a break-away try. Weak defence offered Evalds the opportunity to level the scores. Olpherts put the Tigers ahead for the first time finishing a flowing move. Lewis scored his second try of the evening with a dummy and dive over the line. Cas led at the half-time hooter after Richardson slotted over a drop-goal. Evalds crossed the line a second time shortly after the break, leaving the Rovers fans wondering if the play-off dream was over. A loose ball was pounced upon by Parcell to keep KR in the game, Linnett followed suit bursting over the line as Rovers hit the front once more. A late Dagger try-saving tackle meant the Robins sit in 5th ahead of the final round of fixtures. Hull KR 24-19 Castleford Tigers.
Beverley RUFC lost on the road this weekend to Old Crossleyans. It was a disappointing first half with the host controlling the majority of the play. Second half Beverley showed great heart but lacked a final pass to get points on the board. It eventually came with the last play of the game but by then it was far too late. John Nursey reports on Old Crossleyans 28-7 Beverley.
Reported by: Simon Bromwich