It’s been another busy weekend for our sides in and around Hull. As always there is plenty to reflect on as for some promotion hopes were given a boost while others saw their playoff chances fade.
Football: Hall Road Rangers had the best time of it this weekend as they thumpred Brigg Town 4-0 to enhance their promotion hopes in Northern Counties East League Division 1. They are third 3 points behind Pontefract Collieries with a game in hand. Ashley Dexter grabbed two second half goals to make the win more emphatic.
Bridlington Town were held to a 0-0 draw by Maltby Main. This result sees them stay third in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division but still a long way behind the leaders Cleethorpes Town.
It was a bad weekend for North Ferriby United and Hull City Ladies. Ferriby were hammered 5-1 at Sutton United. They blooded three players from the youth team which is perhaps hinting at plans for next season and the result saw them slip to the foot of the National League Table.
Hull City Ladies were beaten 2-1 at Chorley Ladies. This result is a blow for them and their promotion hopes.
Rugby League: Hull FC extended their winning streak to four games as they edged a thriller at the DW Stadium. They led an injury hit Wigan side 22-0 early in the second half but by the end the black and white fans were biting their fingernails as Shaun Wane’s side set up a tense finish. Morgan Escare failed to snatch a draw as he missed his final conversion meaning Hull prevailed and won 22-20.
Hull KR’s perfect start to the season continued but not without a scare. They eventually beat Halifax 28-14 despite trailing 14-8 at half time. Jamie Ellis equalled Liam Finn’s world record of 41 consecutive goal kicks in the game but missed his 42nd as he attempted to take the record outright.
On the Amateur scene Lambwath Lions took the honours in the Council Trophy Final as they defeated Brownies Bulldogs 44-26 after Extra Time. With the scores tied at 26-26 at full time the two clubs shared the Clive Sullivan Cup. The Bulldogs will still be proud to have made the final in this their first season in the Hull and District league.
Elsewhere the mixed results theme continued for other amateur teams in Hull. Myton Warriors beat Rochdale Mayfield 27-26 while Skirlaugh were 28-22 victors at Egremont. Elsewhere West Hull were hammered 40-2 away at Siddal while in the National Conference League Division 1 Hull Dockers suffered a similar fate as they were heavily beaten 58-6 by Castleford Lock Lane.
Rugby Union: It was a miserable weekend for our Rugby Union clubs. Hull Ionians lost 31-11 at Ampthill while Hull RUFC lost 21-13 at Rossendale.
Hullensians came the closest to getting a win but they were edged out of it by Heath who ran out 24-23 winners in a keenly contested match. All three clubs will be looking to bounce back next week.
Elsewhere: Having lost their opening playoff game in midweek Hull Pirates needed a massive weekend however they had a disastrous time and their playoff hopes are all but over. They were beaten 6-3 away at Swindon on Saturday night and followed that up with a 2-5 defeat at home to Milton Keynes Lightning who have certainly had the edge over the Pirates In important games this season. The Pirates will now hope to end their playoff campaign on a high before building for next season.