Weekend Review – 22nd November 2021

Beverley Town’s fixture in the Whitehead Cup was postponed before kick-off. It was left to the remaining four teams in action to provide some cheer.

Prior to kick off Hull City posted a club statement about Josh Emmanuel who was unavailable for selection due to medical reasoning. We at Beverley FM and everyone associated with the station wish Josh all the best with his recovery.

Hull City secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Birmingham City. Goals in each half from George Honeyman and Mallik Wilks secured the Tigers all three points at the MKM Stadium, with Gary Gardner being sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

Hall Road Rangers earned a third successive clean sheet in a 1-0 victory against Parkgate FC on Saturday at Haworth Park. The only goal of the game came through an Alex Knaggs header during the second half. Rangers’ recent results have seen them become one of the form sides in the league.

North Ferriby FC’s FA Vase run is over after a 6-5 penalty defeat to North Shields after a battling 2-2 draw saw Chris Bolder’s men come from behind twice. At the start of both halves, the Villagers made life hard for themselves by conceding early. Despite the resilience shown, a penalty shoot-out is once again the undoing for a local team.

Beverley RUFC entered the game at home to Bridlington as very slight favourites. This match had everything you would expect from a passionate local derby; plenty of tries, lots of incidents, red and yellow cards and, most of all, lots of talking points.

Simon Bromwich