The Final Whistle #2

All of our local sides featured over the past few days. Here’s FanaticHull’s review of the Bank Holiday weekends footballing action.

Hull City

Any respite that came with the Rotherham win was quickly abolished at Stoke, with the Potters coming away with a comfortable 2-0 win.

City were poor, not Blackburn poor, but still poor, and the home side didn’t really break sweat. They had more time and space on the ball than if you had to share a single bed with Gemma Collins. It was routine stuff. The apologists don’t like it, but we’ve got to say it as it is. Unless by some minor miracle, for instance relying on the long locks of Jackson Irvine to produce the goods again, or the loan market *shudders*, then City will ‘do a L**ds’ and be a third tier Football League club for the first team in thirteen years next season. If any lasting legacy was needed to highlight the incompetence of the Allam regime, then that would be it. Or then again we could just blame a helpless manager with his hands tied behind his back. Nah, you’re alright. Every fault lies entirely with the Egyptian tyrants and their inability to run this football club. Allam Out.

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North Ferriby United

The Villagers were in action twice over the weekend, playing at Mickleover on Friday night before hosting South Shields on Monday.

Our coffee maker Jack Salt, between eating pies and debating what moose to put on his perm, was there. Mickleover raced into a 3-0 lead, including a 50-yard screamer that actually made it onto Sky Sports News. It was an unbelievable goal, but Ferriby, as they have done in Chris Bolder’s short but so far sweet reign, never gave up. They hit back twice in a 3-2 defeat, with Danny Norton and James Williamson getting the goals.

On Monday the Villagers were excellent, smashing South Shields 3-0. Luke Hinsley got the opening goal with a bullet header, before Jordan Harrison not only picked the Mariners’ number six’s pockets, but emptied his bank account, took over his Netflix subscription and raided his fridge. Harrison was absolutely outstanding, getting a cheeky second for Ferriby, lobbing the keeper from around 35 yards out. Meanwhile, Hinsley, having a superb debut for the club, then got Ferriby’s third goal towards the end of the game with a tidy finish, as the locals taunted the grubby opposition number six, who at this point had gone from being a shaky centre back to the teams ball boy.

Special mention to Lewis Exall in the Ferriby goal who was top class yet again, with the small but loyal Ferriby fan-base enjoying the most convincing win in this part of the world since the 3-0 mauling of the yellow-bellies known as Boston United in the 2016 National League North play-offs. Not bad for a pub team with money.

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Hall Road Rangers

Rangers have found life tough so far in the NCEL Premier. They stayed up last season but at this stage it looks an ominous task for that feat to be repeated. They’ve announced some new faces though since their latest defeat, 2-5 to Albion Sports, with Benn Lewis and Josh Vickers arriving at the club.

Consequently so, Hall Road were 5-0 down before they started playing last Tuesday, with Rangers’ Franser Hanson adding to his goal tally in the second half.

Hull United

United were left to rue missed chances as Hessle Rangers beat them 2-1 on their own patch in the Humber Premier League on Saturday.

Sean Lyons got United’s goal, who were also beaten 3-4 at home to Reckitts last Thursday. The Citizens are without a win in their first three games.

Humber Premier League Results: (Tuesday 21st August) Beverley Town 3 Walkington 1 | Sculcoates Amateurs 2 East Riding Rangers 1 (Wednesday 22nd August) Chalk Lane 0 North Ferriby Athletic 2 | Hessle Rangers 1 Hedon Rangers 2 | Pocklington Town 3 Hornsea Town 0 | South Cave United 3 LIV Supplies 1 (Thursday 24th August) Hull United 3 Reckitts 4 (Saturday 25th August) East Riding Rangers 0 Chalk Lane 3 | Hedon Rangers 4 LIV Supplies 4 | Hornsea Town 4 Sculcoates Amateurs 4 | Hull United 1 Hessle Rangers 2 | North Ferriby Athletic 4 South Cave United 3 | Reckitts 5 Walkington 4

Hull City Ladies

The Tigresses are off the mark this season, thanks to a second half fightback that saw them earn a 2-2 draw at home to Derby County.

The girls were outstanding after the break. With the rain clearing up, City began to push Derby backwards and got their reward as Misty Russell scored off the bench. Liberty Bott’s equaliser came direct from a free kick, with the linesman judging her effort to have crossed the line after bouncing down from the crossbar. It was nothing less than her side deserved, who can now build on a first point of the new season.

Good to see Nigel Adkins out supporting Hull City Ladies too. You can join Nigel and FanaticHull for home games for just £4 a ticket. Unthinkable in this day and age but they HAVE concessions too, priced at £2.50. Kids go free. Say no more.

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Next Fixtures: Hull City vs Derby County (Tuesday in the Cup and Saturday in the Championship), North Ferriby United vs Warrington Town (Saturday), Garforth Town vs Hall Road Rangers (Saturday), Chalk Lane vs Hull United (Wednesday), Hull City Ladies vs Bradford (Sunday)

 

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