It’s been another busy weekend for our sides in and around Hull. There is plenty to reflect on including a good weekend for our rugby league sides while the football sides had mixed results.
Football: It’s fair to say it’s been a mixed weekend for our football sides. Hull City went to Everton looking to keep their survival bid on track however it all went wrong for Marco Silva’s side at Goodison Park. Despite being 1-0 down in the second half The Tigers were well in the game until Tom Huddlestone was sent off for a challenge on Idrissa Gueye. The decision angered Marco Silva who was not happy about it after the game. This is not surprising as after the red card Everton scored 3 more goals to give the score line a far more lop sided look than it probably should have especially as the last 2 goals came from Everton’s prolific striker Romelu Lukaku in stoppage time. City now have the international break to ponder this result before they go again at home to West Ham at the KCOM in a couple of weeks.
North Ferriby also have a survival battle on their hands and they too were dealt a blow this weekend. Despite the game being locked at 1-1 at half time The Villagers capitulated in the second half and went on to lose 4-1. Steve Housham was left very disappointed after the game as he felt it was their worst 45 minutes of football this season.
Hall Road also fell to a heavy defeat, 4-0 away at Pontefract leaving their chances of winning the NCEL Title hanging by a thread. On a positive note Bridlington Town thumped Rainworth 6-1 while Hull City Ladies made safe passage through to the ERFA Cup Semi Final after a 4-1 win over Malet Lambert.
Rugby League: In Super League Hull FC made it 3 wins in a row as they easily beat Widnes 32-12. They made hard work of it for 30 minutes but three tries in 10 second half minutes paved the way for another win which leaves them in 3rd place in the table. Albert Kelly was on fire again as he registered another two tries to make it 6 in his last 3 games.
Just as they did last week Hull KR scored 48 points. This time they were 48-10 victors over Sheffield Eagles in the Challenge Cup. They progress to possibly face Super League opposition in the next round or maybe even the team everyone is talking about, Toronto Wolfpack.
Brownies Bulldogs defeated Bransholme 34-20 in their Clive Sullivan Round Robin Cup 2nd round tie. They now face Lambwath Lions next Saturday with the Clive Sullivan Cup and the Council Cup titles up for grabs.
Elsewhere in the National Conference West Hull were 28-24 victors over Egremont while Skirlaugh were beaten 18-36 at home by Wigan St Pats.
Rugby Union: It was a mixed weekend for out two Rugby Union clubs in action. Hull Ionians were heavily beaten 14-38 by Sheffield Tigers in the Yorkshire Cup.
Hull RUFC fared better as they won 27-19 away at Morley.
Elsewhere: Hull Pirates started the weekend is disappointing fashion as they were beaten in overtime by Bracknell Bees. They fought back to level the game at 4-4 in the final period before a Bees goal in overtime denied them victory. Despite this disappointing result the Pirates bounced back in style on Sunday as they comprehensively won a high scoring Yorkshire Derby with the Sheffield Steeldogs. They won 10-6 with the victory built on the second period when they scored 5 unanswered goals to take a 7-3 lead after trailing 2-3 at the end of the first period.
Hull Thunder’s mens team started their game day badly as they lost 3-1 to Notts University but they bounced back to beat their second team 3-0.