With Hull City and Hull FC playing away from home this weekend. Why not try out something a little more local? Our cultural little city is a hotbed of sporting activity this weekend, and for a much more reasonable price, Writes Aaron Irwin.
1. North Ferriby United v Macclesfield Town – 3pm
North Ferriby appear to be a very well supported club when Hull are away from home. NFU are in the conference currently and while they’re in the relegation zone, their promotion was a huge achievement in itself.
2. Cleethorpes Town v Atherton Colleries – 3pm
They host Atherton Colleries in the fifth round and are the only NCEL team left in the competition. Would they rather have the league of the Vase though?
Admission Price: Adults: £5, Concessions, Under 16s: £2.
3. Hall Road Rangers v Westella – Haworth Park – 3pm
In something of a local derby, NCEL Division One promotion chasers Hall Road play host to Westella and Willerby. The Haworth Park side made national headlines this week when they accidentally left manager Dave Ricardo behind after a 1-0 win over Sheffield based side Hallam.
Thankfully this week sees them play at home, and they play host to Westella, who sit in the relegation zone. They’ll be looking to pull off a shock as they try to catch 20th placed Worsbrough.
Admission Price: £5, £2.50.
4. Barton Town OB v Retford United – 3pm
A meeting between the two bottom sides in the NCEL Premier Division as Barton host Retford. The signing of ex-Hull City, Ferriby and Scarborough player Gary Bradshaw, who made an encouraging debut last week, boosted the Old Boys.
Retford lost out to Bridlington last week and will be keen to get back to winning ways.
Admission Price: Adults: £5, Concessions: £3, Under 14s: Free.
5. Chalk Lane v East Yorkshire Carnegie – 2pm
East Yorkshire Carnegie are one of the most well supported clubs in the city. The Dene Park side is the brainchild of former Hull United chairman Jamie Waltham. They travel to Chalk Lane, who are only two points ahead of Carnegie, and could be leapfrogged if they aren’t careful.
6. Brid Town Reserves v Hull United – Hutton Cranswick – 2pm
It’s quite a funny one, Hull United have suffered a double relegation thanks to financial difficulty and lack of a home ground before the deadline. Now Brid Town reserves coach Kev Grantham is looking at facing the side he followed around the north east all last season.
7. Sculcoates Amateurs v Easington United – 2pm
Here is the perennial top side plays bottom as Sculcoates look to continue their march to the title while Easington will be keen to avoid the wooden spoon. Sitting three points adrift at the bottom of the Humber Premier League Premier Division, Easington will have to be at their best to catch up to Hanson Jewellers.
8. South Cave v Reckitts – South Cave Sports Club – 2pm
A little further adrift but still quality football can still be seen at South Cave. Two mid table sides in the HPL Premier Division face off, weather permitting, as they are keen to consolidate their mid table positions.
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9. Hullensians v Bridlington RUFC – Springhead Lane – 2:15pm
Bridlington were previously unbeaten and sit atop of the Northern Division – Yorkshire Division 1 table, but they won’t have it easy when they travel to Hullensians. Brid demolished Selby 62-3 last time out though a repeat performance seems unlikely against a strong Hullensians side.
Though you make plans for these games, be aware that it isn’t the Premier League, the weather could have a say in what you do. Many games at this level are called off, so keep an eye on Twitter and club social media!
If you have any doubts over where to go for these games. Take a look at our interactive map here!