Weekend Sports Roundup
It is always good to have a successful local sporting side. Yet this weekend we had two triumphant football teams!
Beverley Town travelled to Westella & Willerby knowing a draw could be enough to win the league title. Goals from Olly Baldwin, Will Waudby, Danny Norton and Charlie Dunkerley were enough to seal a comfortable 4-0 victory for Town. Mike Thompson’s first season in charge has been impressive and highly successful, with only one league defeat so far. This is also a season with a reduced number of games and to win the league with two games to spare is an excellent feat.
Hull City also were crowned champions of League One on Saturday. Promoted last week Grant McCann was urging his side on for a first title in 55 years. It was rather fitting for Hull born Keane Lewis-Potter to open the scoring after 17 minutes with a stooping header. This was an end-to-end encounter throughout this was shown when Wigan equalised 90 seconds later former City forward Will Keane delivered a good cross for Dodoo to slide home from close range. Mallik Wilks deserves plenty of credit for his assist for Honeyman’s goal with a skillful backheel into the path of the on running midfielder – this rounded off the scoring for the first half with 3 goals in 5 minutes. The only goal of the second half was from a close range header from Josh Magennis for his 18th of the season. The result at the KCOM combined with the 3-3 draw between Peterborough and Lincoln meant the City were league champions for the first time since the 1965/66 season when Wagstaff and Chilton were regular fixtures in the side.
AFC Walkington finished their season with a 2-2 draw away at Driffield Juniors. Walkington currently hold 12th in the Humber Premier League after a recent good upturn in form. Sides below them have games in hand, so no definite finishing position is known but some good signs have been seen to build on for next season.
Hull Kingston Rovers had a 20 minutes to forget as they conceded 28 points to Warrington Wolves late on. The game was evenly poised at 22-22 all before a collapse from Tony Smith’s men. Smith himself was unimpressed with the defending late on commenting “We inflicted a lot of pain on ourselves.” A victory would have seen KR win three from their last three games. Tries for Rovers came primarily from the left flank with Kenny-Dowall, Abdull and Linnett all dotting down while Ryan Hall gained two more tries for his collection.
Beverley Town CC lost to York CC 2nd’s by 5 wickets. Beverley won the toss and elected to bat making 214. Ben Hatfield made 54 at number two, while captain Jamie Roe reached 45 in the lower order. York reached the total Town set after 48.1 overs (216/5), Fawcett and Collins reached half centuries for the hosts. Thomas Haytack was impressive with the ball for Beverley as he took 4/33 off 14.1 overs including 3 maidens. Beverley collected 7 points from the game.
Beverley 2nd’s beat Sutton-on-Hull CC by 89 runs, the 3rd’s drew with Welton CC, while Town’s 4th team lost to Pocklington by 7 wickets and the 5th side beat Brandesburton by 142 runs.
Driffield Town CC were in fine fettle as they raced to a 57 run win over Harrogate CC. Opener Sam Drury made 112, which included an 140 run stand with Owen Goldsworthy, who made 77 himself. Driff managed to reach 314/8 in the alloted 50 overs, which Harrogate fell short of being bowled out for 257. Despite the defeat three Harrogate players made 50 runs and more. With the ball in hand Jamie Greaveson took 4/65 from 13 overs. The victory gained 10 points for Driffield in the league table. Driffield 2nd’s lost to Hull Zingari CC by 6 wickets, the 3rd’s drew with Newport CC, while Town’s 4th team beat Middleton/North Dalton CC by 9 wickets and the 5th side beat Brandesburton by 7 wickets.
Summary by Simon Bromwich