Weekend Review: 29th August 2022

It has been a busy weekend of local sporting action so far this bank holiday – there is plenty more to play for this afternoon!

Beverley Town picked up a point on the road with a 2-2 draw with Shirebrook. Town lead twice during the game, Craig Muirhead fired Town into an early lead before they were pegged back to 1-1 after 10 minutes. Luke Wheldon restored Town’s lead three minutes after the break before the hosts equalised for a second time midway through the second half. Both teams were reduced to ten men in the final ten minutes, Charlie Dunkerley picking up a second yellow in quick succession. Dave Ricardo’s side will look to get back to winning ways on Tuesday at home to Swallownest.

For the second week in a row, North Ferriby have been knocked out of a cup competition. The Villagers lost out this time on penalties after a 1-1 draw with St Helens. Ferriby’s focus will now turn to continue their 100% winning record in the league on Wednesday.

Hull City had another goal fest on Saturday. The Tigers beat Coventry City 3-2 at the MKM Stadium. Colombian forward Óscar Estupiñán bagged himself a hat trick, all of which came in the six-yard box. It means City maintain their winning record at home this season.

Beverley ARLFC gained an unlikely victory. For the second time, this season the Blue and Golds have beaten Dewsbury Celtic by two points. Nick Robinson reports on Beverley’s 20-18 win away at Dewsbury.

It was derby day on Saturday as Beverley Town CC hosted Driffield Town CC. The hosts put Driffield into bat first. The Drury’s once again contributed with the top runs; opener Alec made 40 from 93, whilst captain, Sam reached 52 from 69. A strong finish from Hakner and Goddard meant Driffield reached 211/7 in 50 overs. Ball in hand, Franklin took three wickets, Mudd picked up two, Saint and Whyley both contributed one each.

In response Beverley got off to a slow start, Hunter scored a good 44 but it took 106 balls. Hatfield kept the host’s hopes alive with 73 but their scoring rate was too slow. Driffield took advantage when Beverley looked to throw the bat. Anson and Mishra both took two wickets, Alec Drury also picked up a wicket. Driffield won by 29 runs but Beverley took two points from the game. Both sides will play later today.

Hull City Ladies lost their first home game at their new home across in Barton. The Tigresses were beaten 2-1 by Norton & Stockton Ancients in another close game. Dealtry-Todd scored the only goal of the game for HCL but it was sandwiched between a brace scored by Owens for the visitors.

In the Humber Premier League, Cherry Burton were beaten 5-1 by East Riding Rangers. Great Driffield were victorious away at Holme Rovers, 3-0. Hall Road Rangers beat Pocklington 4-2 the report is provided by Oliver Harsley:

Hall Road Rangers earned a 2nd successive victory in the Humber Premier League Premier Division by picking up a 2-4 win against Pocklington Town at Bishop Burton College on Saturday.

Lucas Robinson, making his debut for the club, put Rangers in front in the 16th minute. In the 40th minute, this lead was doubled when Chris Spinks bagged his 1st goal of the season. Just before half-time, Robinson secured his brace and made it even more comfortable for Rangers.

There was a fightback from Pocklington in the 2nd half. They pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute and it then became 2-3. An effort from Luke Bullement in the 87th minute secured Rangers all three points. This win leaves Rangers sitting in 2nd place.

Hull FC got back to winning ways yesterday by beating bottom-of-the-table Toulouse Olympique, 38-12. The Black and Whites were missing a number of first-teamers with injuries. The defeat earlier this weekend to Salford Red Devils ended any playoff hopes.

Hull KR play later today against Wigan Warriors. The Robins lost earlier this weekend to Wakefield which ended any chance of them reaching the top 6. Danny McGuire has a long injury list ahead of the game, but the Warriors are expected to rotate their squad.

Simon Bromwich