Weekend Review: 15th August 2022

With so many local sports teams in action, the best way to keep up to date is through the Beverley FM Sport social media. Here is a run-down of the weekend’s results.

Hull KR had the difficult task of taking on Leeds Rhinos as both sides battled for a play-off place. KR had further difficulties with not being able to name a recognised half-back. The Robins got off to a fast start with two early tries to put them in the lead but were soon pegged back by the visitors. Further injuries were added to the worryingly long list when captain, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and prop Greg Richards limped off. The Rhinos looked the stronger side for the majority of the game but held off a late KR surge.

Beverley Town seemed to have settled into the NCEL well with another victory. Reece Moody scored for the second game in a row, and Craig Muirhead was also on target as Town took a two-goal lead in the first ten minutes. For the first time, this season Beverley conceded as Parkgate pulled one back just after halftime through Simon Barraclough, but Dave Ricardo’s men hung on to record a 2-1 win. After the game manager, Ricardo had plenty of positive things to say about man of the match Dean Larvin;

Dean as he has been for all three of the matches thus far has been defensively solid, as has the whole back four and Phil between the sticks. He’s becoming a solid 7/10 performer which is what you need at this level, from me that come from his fantastic attitude.

North Ferriby much like Beverley continued their 100% winning record at the start of the new season, in a new league. The Villagers had the tough challenge of facing the Hallam, last season’s champions of the NCEL Division One, Ferriby came second and were promoted through the play-offs. The game was at a stalemate until midway through the second half when captain, Niall Tilsley scored and the game was sealed by Danny Buttle in the final minutes.

Hull City put the disappointment of midweek behind them with a victory over Norwich City. The Tigers are unbeaten so far in the league with two wins and a draw. Forward, Óscar Estupiñán scored his first goals for the club with some opportunistic attacking. City keeper, Matt Ingram once again pulled off some good saves to keep City at arm’s length from the former Premier League side, that was until Marcelino Núñez struck a wonderful free-kick. The hosts clung on in the final 20 minutes to gain a further three points.

It has been a difficult season for Beverley ARLFC so far and there seems to be very little letup even as they enter the final stages. The Blue and Golds are currently avoiding the bottom spot by points difference. Woolston Rovers did Beverley no favours as they have their own ambitions at the top end of the table. Nick Robinson reports:

Beverley RUFC got their pre-season off to a great start with a thunderous 70-0 victory over York RI. Eight different try scorers crossed the whitewash but the glory goes to the Beavers number nine, Rob Smith who bagged himself five tries.

Both Driffield Town CC and Woodhouse Grange went into the game with some good form. Woodhouse won the toss and elected to bat, making 194 from 44.2 overs, middle order batter Fritz de Beer scoring an impressive 81. Mayank Mishra was once again the top wicket-taker with 4-34 from 13 overs. Nick Hardgrave took two wickets, whilst Jordan Caley, Alec and George Drury all picked up one apiece. Despite what could have been a tricky task Driffield Alec Drury opening the batting once again came up with a big score of, 91 off 89, to follow up last week’s century. Sam Drury also contributed a useful 44 as Town reached the target in 35.1 overs for a 6-wicket win. Away from the first team, only the seconds were defeated as the thirds and fourths ran out winners.

Sunday saw Hull FC return to the MKM looking to make ground up in the race for the playoffs. The Black and Whites despite the good start with a well-worked Jack Walker try lost all momentum in the game slipping to a 28-6 deficit at halftime. The second half was like many defeats throughout the season for FC, a total collapse. Some questionable officiating decisions and the loss of influential, Walker were just two elements which did not help matters for Hull but the manner of such a loss will worry many fans.

In a tightly fought play-off battle, Scunthorpe Alphas came off better against Darlington Steam. The first half would have been a deadlock but for a mistake from the Steam punter conceding a safety to give the Alphas a 2-0 advantage at the break. Second half saw some explosive action including two touchdowns for Adam Woodall and one fantastic punt return touchdown for Lewis Truman. Steam managed a touchdown but the Alphas’ defence showed some great dominance for the vast majority of the game. Scunthorpe are in the semi-finals after the 23-6 win.

East Riding Futsal Club continued their pre-season preparations away at Manchester Futsal. In a much closer game than last week, the Black and Yellow’s lost in a tight 4-3 game.

Hull City Ladies had their final friendly ahead of the new season. The Tigresses lost 1-0 at home to Brighouse Town, to complete what has been an otherwise successful pre-season.

Simon Bromwich