Weekend Review – 9th August 2021

Despite the majority of our sporting sides in competitive action at the moment, it was a relatively quiet weekend. Two wins, two draws and a defeat across all our sides.


Hull City got off to an almost perfect start on their return to the Championship. City were behind early on but from there the Tigers dominated in an excellent 4-1 victory away at Preston North End. A first-half goal saw young forward Keane Lewis-Potter carrying over good form from last season. Second half a deflected strike from Richie Smallwood was followed by a Josh Magennis poachers finish and a debut goal for Andy Cannon. Click here to read the full report.

North Ferriby hoped to continue where they left off from the opening day. The Villagers beat Shirebrook Town 3-0 away from home. Saturday saw Ferriby travel to Whitley Bay for the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup. Manager Chris Bolder before the game indicated that hoped for a good run in the cup this season. A Danny East goal for the visitors in the first half was cancelled out by Jason Chanayire just five minutes later. The final score was 1-1 and the replay will be on Tuesday night at the Dransfield Stadium. Read the full report by clicking here.

Rugby League

Beverley ARLFC continued their poor run of form away at York Acorn on Saturday afternoon. The Blue and Golds were comprehensively beaten 36-0. In recent weeks Beverley have run sides much closer than they did on this occasion. Tony Spence fielded youthful side once again. Going behind after three minutes did not help matters and were 20-0 down by halftime. The second half was a better showing defensively but without scoring a point was disappointing. To read the full report click the link.

Hull Kingston Rovers were fortunate to beat bottom of the table Leigh Centurions on Sunday. The Robins were expected to win comfortably especially as they scored seven tries on the night. A lead at half-time of 18-10 was potentially a good platform for Rovers. The second period saw two players sin-binned for KR, the hosts took full advantage taking the lead in the game. This was only momentary as the Robins eventually ran out 34-28 winners. The full report is on our website – click here.

Hull FC were due to play Warrington Wolves but due to Covid-19 self-isolation protocol, the game was postponed only hours before kick-off.


Beverley Town CC have been on a good run of form in recent weeks. This weekend was a trip to Hull Zingari. The hosts put Beverley in to bat first. Opener Ben Hatfield posted a good score of 72 and was partnered by the number three, Anthony Spence for much of his innings, Spence himself made 61. The rest of the batting line-up struggled to reach double figures as Town eventually reached 209/9 from 50 overs. The top four for Zingari were difficult for Beverley to remove, Tom Jones managing a half-century. The game eventually ran out as a draw. Three bowlers took wickets – Jamie Roe with another five-fer (5/68 from 15 overs), the others fell to Connor Bowden, who took two and Joey Franklin taking just one.

Report by: Simon Bromwich