Weekend Review – 30th August 2021

Our local sporting community have seen far better results than those which were seen this weekend. Beverley Town football and cricket clubs both prevailing along with North Ferriby. The remaining team all would have hoped for much more from their respective fixtures.

Beverley Town have started the season with two 6-2 victories on the bounce. Hornsea are the latest victim of Mike Thompson’s men. Goals in the opening 15 minutes from Waudby and Bowes saw Town race into the lead. Despite the good start Town were pegged back twice before the half-hour mark, a Finch goal sandwiched between two for Hornsea. That was the way the half ended at 3-2 for the visitors. Beverley showed their quality second half, Finch scored early in the second half and completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark. Adams scored the final goal as Town cruised to victory.

Hull City enter the international break on the back of a 0-0 draw at home to Bournemouth. It does end a losing streak Grant McCann’s men were on and provided the first clean sheet of City’s season. Throughout the 90 minutes chances were few and far between but Tigers midfielder Docherty header was the closest either side came as it rattled the crossbar. Full time: Hull City 0-0 Bournemouth.

North Ferriby continue their unbeaten start to the NCEL Division One season. Draws have been aplenty so far, but Chris Bolder’s side converted this one into a win. A potentially tricky game away at Retford was just that at times, even though Ferriby saw more of the ball than their hosts the goal was unbreeched until Corners strike midway through the second half. The full report provided by North Ferriby is available on our website – click here.

Hall Road hosted Armthorpe Welfare and were in desperate need of a confidence boost after their 7-0 second-half pummelling in midweek by Hallam. Plenty of chances were created by Rangers but a breakthrough would not come. It was the visitors who provided the only goals of the game and both came through Hughes in the second half. Oliver Harsley has a full report: Hall Road 0-2 Armthorpe.

Hull City Ladies were hoping for an improvement on the previous week’s defeat at home to Brighouse Town, 5-1. Unfortunately, for Adie Costello’s side, it only got worse for them. Nottingham Forest the visitors to Haworth Park on this occasion. Much like Hall Road in midweek things looked steady, 0-0 at the break. After that, the floodgate opened. Three goals in 10 minutes for Forest at the start of the second half took the game out of the Tigress’ hands. A further three made it look like a mismatch as the visitor’s triumph 6-0.

Beverley Town CC continue to dominate after a 9-wicket victory over Folkton & Flixton. Folkton were put in to bat first making a credible 232/9 from the 50 available overs. A couple of middle-order half-centuries helped their cause. Roe and Haytack both took three wickets apiece, whilst Franklin removed two and Bowden one for himself. It was Town’s batting display on this occasion which was so impressive. Openers Grantham and Hatfield made 164 run stand for the first wicket, Grantham eventually falling for 72. The unbeaten Hatfield made 113 and was joined by Spence making 32. Town go another step closer to the league title.

Driffield Town CC had a torrid time in North Yorkshire away at Scarborough CC. Put in to bat first the hosts mustered a score of 213/9 from the 50 overs. The bowling figures were respectable for the whole attack, Anson and Drury both taking three wickets, Khan, Greavson and Ranasingha all had one to their names. Driffield’s downfall was with the bat only reaching 124, all out. Sam Drury top scored with 28. The 89-run defeat has hindered progress on Driffield avoiding relegation.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich