Weekend Review – 18th October 2021

We have seen better weekends across our local sporting community. Only one victory from five fixtures came from North Ferriby as they march towards the top of the NCEL Division One.

Beverley Town suffered defeat for the first time in 13 months. Town came into the came on the high following another excellent start to the season, but an uncharacteristic performance saw a late goal give Reckitts the victory. Twice having led during the 90 minutes you would have expected Mike Thompson’s men to won but on this occasion, it was not to be. A frustrated Thompson spoke to the sports team following the defeat.

Hull City slipped to another loss away at Huddersfield. City fans had some positivity heading into the game following the 2-0 win at home to Middlesbrough prior to the international break. The Tigers lacked any threat going forward throughout the game. Both goals conceded seemed preventable. The defeat sets up an important fixture at home to Peterborough in mid-week. Huddersfield 2-0 Hull City.

North Ferriby continued some fine form with a good 2-0 win away at Selby Town. Both goals came in the first half as the Villagers dominated much of the game. Even with boss, Chris Bolder, due to self-isolation Ferriby seem to be on an unstoppable form. Selby Town 0-2 North Ferriby.

Beverley RUFC had a difficult afternoon at Beaver Park. The scoreline suggested they had been outplayed but a flurry of late points from the visitors exaggerated the points tally. At its closest, there had been just a converted try in it but the Beavers are struggling for consistency this season and Selby took full advantage. Beverley RUFC 10-49 Selby.

Hull City Ladies gave Wolves a scare last Sunday with a close encounter. This weekend once again the Tigress’ showed they are good enough to compete at this level. A draw with West Brom was both impressive and good value with both sides coming close throughout. Two efforts for the hosts ricocheted off the woodwork. It was not to be for HCL as the game ended 0-0.

Report by: Simon Bromwich