Weekend Review – 2nd August 2021

We have plenty of local sport to cover from this weekend. The football season returned for our non-league sides, plenty of friendlies for the rest of our football teams as their pre-season draws to a close. Beverley ARLFC were playing again this week, FC and KR return tomorrow. If you want your sports team or club involved with the station, just email studio@beverleyfm.com.

Beverley ARLFC finally returned to the field this weekend. The “A” game was cancelled as many of the “A” team players were used to bolster the first-team squad. Myton Warriors away was always going to be a challenge for Tony Spence’s men who succumb to 38-18 defeat. Tries for the Blue and Golds came from Miller, Smart, Roe and Calvert. You can read Nick Robinson’s full report if you click here. Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers both play tomorrow. The Black and Whites lost to Leeds Rhinos 22-12 at the MKM Stadium. FC hope to get back to winning ways when they host St Helens. Rovers on the other hand will host Catalans Dragons, the two sides met last Saturday in a close game which the French-based side won by just 2 points.

North Ferriby and Hall Road Rangers both started their league season over the weekend. Ferriby have been in 4th position when the season was curtailed on both occasions. Bolder was hoping to get off to a good start away at Shirebrook Town. A positive first half saw the Villagers lead 2-0, goals from debutant Matty Plumber and Jamie Forrester separating the two sides. A second-half Danny East goal rounded off a good opening day. Read the full report from Ash Walker if you click here. Hall Road Rangers did not have such luck, losing 1-0 to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic in front of 117 at Haworth Park. A first-half goal from Owen Wildblood was enough for the visitors’ victory. Luke Francis could have extended the lead on the hour mark only to blaze the penalty over. Rangers had a couple of opportunities second half a headed cannoned off the post. In the end, it wasn’t to be, Hall Road return tomorrow away at Glasshoughton Welfare.

Hull City lost 2-1 to Sunderland on Friday night, on Saturday they finished their pre-season with a 2-0 victory in a behind closed doors fixture against Manchester United under-23s. Tom Huddlestone, who continues to train with McCann’s side, scored the first goal with a lovely left-footed strike from the edge of the area. Tom Eaves scored the other with a flicked header. The Tigers are in Championship action on Saturday away at Preston North End. Beverley Town continued their preparations for the upcoming season with a 2-2 draw away at Barton Town Reserves. Whilst on the Sunday Hull City Ladies beat Lincoln City Reserves 5-2. The Tigress’ once again fielded a very youthful team.

Beverley Town CC won a fourth game in a row as they took on Sherriff Hutton Bridge on Saturday. The visitors struggled to 130 all out, Matthew Malty with 43 the only batsman scoring over 20 runs. Captain, Jamie Roe took 6-26 off 13.1 overs in an excellent spell with the ball. The other four bowlers, Metcalfe, Mudd, Haytack and Dale, all took one wicket each. Beverley dispatched of Bridge in just 24.3 overs. Only four batters were needed. Openers Grantham and Hatfield scored 22 and 31 respectively. Dale, 40 and Whyley, 25 both ended with unbeaten scores. Driffield Town CC’s fixture against Castleford CC was postponed this weekend.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich