FanaticHull’s review of the weekends football action.
Hull City 0 Blackburn 1
An utterly hopeless display from Hull City had the KCOM Stadium emptying quicker than Ehab’s bank account on yacht payment day, with Bradley Dack’s goal giving Blackburn a unflattering 1-0 win.
Truth be told, and without the risk of upsetting more precious Lancastrians, City were lucky Rovers didn’t triple or even quadruple their goal tally. City were absolutely abysmal. They had nothing about them and were fortunate that their opposition became so wasteful in front of goal. Although it could have been so different, and probably unjust, if Jordy de Wijs’ header had found the back of the net late on.
The main positive with the result as it actually woke a few people up to the rotten Allam ownership of Hull City. The two Egyptian tyrants are running the club into the ground and have been doing so for years. That was City’s second lowest ever crowd for a league game since moving to the Circle, but even the not so sceptical fan would have a hard job trying to convince anyone that there were actually 12,000 people there. More lies from two deceitful people that continue to price out kids and crack one of the most positive managers ever in Nigel Adkins. Support the team. Yeah we get that. But keep the pressure on these two bastards as well. Allam Out.
Marine 1 North Ferriby United 1
Life has been tough for the Villagers with back-to-back relegations but there’s hope now that they can play amongst a level playing field this season in the Evo Stik Premier League, the seventh tier of English football, and a tier relatively free from cash inflicted owners looking to boot their ‘project’ (cough Salford) into the Football League.
Ferriby have got a young squad full of local lads, including ex-City youngster Luke Lofts. Lofts is probably Ferriby’s best player based on what we saw in pre-season and got his sides first goal of the new campaign in a 1-1 draw at Marine. Both sides bizarrely missed penalties during the game with Ferriby keeper Lewis Exall saving a penalty for the third game in a row following stops against Ossett and Tadcaster in pre-season.
Jamie Forrester missed Ferriby’s spot kick which came as a surprise as his set pieces are usually bang on. Danny Norton, no relation, of which we know of, to the sock loving Ferriby Fanzine editor Darren, was also sent off late on, which saw Marine equaliser shortly after.
Hall Road Rangers 2 Goole 4
It’s a common theme with football in this City, but Hull-based side Hall Road Rangers have also found life tough in the financial department recently.
On the field Rangers were well beaten on Saturday, losing out 4-2 to Goole, a side Ferriby faced in pre-season. Rhys Vazquez and Reggi Waud got the goals for the home outfit, who have faced a difficult start to the NCEL Premier Division season, losing three of their opening four games.
Hornsea 3 Hull United 3
A thriller was played out on the East Yorkshire coast as Hull United got their Humber Premier League season up and running with a 3-3 draw at Hornsea.
The Citizens scored through Sam O’Malley, Lewis Poucher and a late equaliser from Paul Goldie. Like many football sides in Hull, United have had their fair share of drama, but we wish them well for the future.
Humber Premier League Results: Chalk Lane 1 Beverley Town 0 | Hedon Rangers 0 Westella & Willerby 0 | Hornsea Town 3 Hull United 3 | Reckitts 4 LIV Supplies 6 | Sculcoates Amateurs 1 Walkington 1 | South Cave United 4 East Riding Rangers 2
Hull City Ladies 0 Stoke City Ladies 4
If ever a score-line didn’t reflect the game then this was it. The Tigresses didn’t deserve what looks like an opening day thumping. They actually dominated the first half but still found themselves 2-0 down. They hit the woodwork three times and saw the Stoke keeper come up with a handful of top class saves too.
In the Black and Amber shirts, Liberty Bott and Hope Knight impressed, but unfortunately individual errors elsewhere didn’t help the cause. A harsh lesson of the brutalities of a league higher on the pyramid. The girls must take their chances or face a tough season, but there were enough encouraging signs here to suggest they’ll be okay.
Next Fixtures: Rotherham v Hull City | North Ferriby United v Whitby Town | Hall Road v Albion Sports (All Tuesday) | Hull City Ladies vs Derby County Ladies (Sunday)