Weekend Review – 16th August 2021

Not a weekend to savour for the majority of our local team. Hull KR, Hall Road and Driffield Town CC were the only sides to gain victories.

Rugby League
Hull Kingston Rovers completed a historic double over Wigan on Friday night. First-half tries from Vete, Milnes and Ryan saw Tony Smith’s men race into a 16-0 lead. A fightback from Wigan towards the end of the half put the game back on a knife-edge. Two second-half tries in two minutes secured the victory for Rovers. Linnett with the first and a second coming directly from the restart and Litten racing in with a length of the field move. The full-time score was Hull Kingston Rovers 26-14 Wigan Warriors. This morning KR announced forward Matty Storton has signed a two-year contract extension. The 22-year-old has made a place in the 17 his own this season, converting from second row to prop since the turn of the year.

Hull FC fielded a youthful side against league leaders Catalans Dragons. The Black and Whites stayed in contention for most of the game. Leading at half-time was unlikely but the Airlie birds gave a spirited performance, Tuimavave and Faraimo the try scorers as FC were 14-10 up. The visitors could not keep the Dragons at bay and eventually lost 31-16. Beverley ARLFC were due to face Heworth this weekend how the game was postponed due to illness.

Hull City were brought back down to Earth this weekend. The Tigers were beaten by QPR all over the pitch in a disappointing defeat, especially after a great performance in last weeks 4-1 win at Preston. It was the first time Grant McCann’s side had played a league game in front of an expectant crowd in over 16 months. City had come close on several occasions during the 90 minutes, but the ruthlessness of Championship football showed as the result read Hull City 0-3 QPR.

Hall Road Rangers were one of the lucky sides this weekend with a victory over Ollerton Town. It was the first victory of the season for Rangers. The hosts led at half-time 1-0 through a Wheeldon goal. Wheeldon doubled his tally for the game and Hall Road’s advantage early in the second period. Andrews further added to this for a 3-0 lead. A Dalmedo goal was nothing but a consolation in the end for Ollerton. Hall Road Rangers 3-1 Ollerton – full report.

North Ferriby have suffered a week of disappointment. First being knocked out of the FA Cup by Whitley Bay through a replay. Saturday was a return to the league, but this was looking good with a Danny East first-half goal the difference between the two sides. Sam Kitchen, however, had other plans with a 95th-minute injury-time equaliser for Rossington. Full Report – Rossington Main 1-1 North Ferriby.

Another local side that had an agonisingly late goal against them was Hull City Ladies. The Tigress’ first game of the season was at Loughborough Lightning. Adie Costello had several debutants many of them 16-years-old. Liberty Bott gave City a 1-0 lead at half-time with a piece of quality. Lightning equalised from a free-kick midway through the second 45. Emily Smith scored with 6 minutes left but it wasn’t meant to be for the Tigress’ as Loughborough equalised in the 94th minute.

Beverley Town CC drew their fixture with Sessay on Saturday. Put in to bat first, Anthony Spence and Gregory Whyley were the only batsmen to score more than 10 runs, with 64 and 61 respectively as Town struggled to 176 all out. Sessay reached 150/6 in 35 overs. The visitors top order struggled, Matthew Mudd taking 3/29. Before the game was drawn Jamie Roe, Thomas Haytack and Connor Bowden all took a wicket each.

Driffield Town CC beat Sheriff Hutton Bridge by 5 runs. Bowled out for a low total of 135, including a 55 from Randeera Ranasingha, Town’s bowlers needed to be on form. Only two of Bridge’s batters scored into double figures. Rangasingha stared with the ball as well as the bat, taking 4/22 from 11 overs. James Anson also pitched in with three wickets and Jamie Greavson took two as Driff took home 10 points. Saturday was important for league status, but Sunday was arguably more important being the Viking Cup semi-final.

Treeton the opponent. To make things confusing the key player for both sides with the bat bared the same name, Sam Drury. Treeton chose to bat first amassing 227/9 from 40 overs. Sam Drury scoring 99 from number 5 before being run out by Noah Kelly. Kelly actually got two run-outs during the innings. Jamie Greavson was the top wicket-taker with 3, James Anson took 2 whilst Sam Drury took just one but also got a runout. Rain affected the game and a revised total was agreed, 182 was needed from 29 overs. Captaining Driffield Sam Drury opened scoring 90 without loss. Danny Broumpton was his highest-scoring partner with 44 as Town reached the target in 25.5 overs. Appleby Froddingham are the opponents for the final.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich