Weekend Review – 29th November 2021

Five of six games went ahead this weekend. Despite the bitterly cold wintery conditions, there was some entertaining sport to cheer and warm up local crowds.

Beverley Town were back to their very best with an excellent 6-0 win over Chalk Lane. Manager Mike Thompson had plenty of praise for his players after the game. Not only had they scored all six first half but a clean sheet too. Town climbed back to the top of the Humber Premier League with Norton, Kerins, Griffin, Oakshott all on target, Dan Finch picked up two.

Ryan Longman’s first goal for Hull City helped secure the Tigers a fourth successive win, defeating Millwall 2-1 at the MKM Stadium. George Honeyman’s finish was cancelled out by Millwall’s Tom Bradshaw before Longman’s second-half strike separated the two sides.

North Ferriby have gone six points clear in the Northern Counties East League Division One after a scrappy 1-0 home win over Nostell Miners Welfare on Saturday. Ferriby remain the only unbeaten team in the league having continued a run that now sees them 19 games without defeat.

Beverley RUFC suffered a defeat at the hands of a revitalised Pontefract. Difficulties putting a team together has hampered the Beavers, but the weather further caused issues for both sides. Beverley were out-played for much of the game Beverley showed great heart throughout.

Hull City Ladies have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the second round. In bizarre circumstances, the game was postponed then reinstated. The visitors, Liverpool Feds, looked the better team, continuing some excellent league form into the cup. Second half was a much better showing from the Tigresses, Katie Thompson providing a long-ranged equaliser. As chatter of extra-time and penalties began, the visitors struck moments from the end. Hull City Ladies 1-2 Liverpool Feds.

Hall Road Rangers lost out on their fixture due to the weather. Rangers were due to travel to Dronfield but snow on the pitch prevented the game from going ahead. Hall Road have got a midweek fixture with Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Simon Bromwich