Thursday, 1 May 2014

February 2014

February was another month in which the weather played a major part, the only action at Low Farm coming on the last Saturday!  With City's home game against Southampton providing my only other source of live sport, at least February saw me go full steam ahead on 'A Hull Of A Time' book and blog...

Saturday 1st February
CML North Division
Easington United v Kinsley Boys - match postponed

Although this picture doesn't perhaps show the pitch in its worst light, rest assured that those areas that are brown were, shall we say, very soft underfoot.  In particular the far end penalty area was very wet with small areas of standing water, as was the far touchline.  We'd wait another week...

Saturday 8th February
CML North Division
Ollerton Town v Easington United - match postponed

Saturday 15th February
CML North Division
Easington United v Westella Hanson - match postponed

...Or three as it turned out!  Suddenly the late start to the season and the fact we'd not yet been given one of the Yorkshire floodlit grounds midweek meant our backlog problems were beginning to look a tad serious.

Tuesday 11th February
FA Premier League
Hull City 0 Southampton 1

Hmm, not quite as enjoyable as my most recent visit to the KC Stadium.  Still, fair play to the Saints who looked an excellent side and to their support, who travelled in numbers and were superb throughout.
The Daily Telegraph match report can be read here.  Amber Nectar's account of the night can be read here.

Sunday 16th February
Rugby League Superleague
Hull Kingston Rovers 6 Leeds Rhinos 34

Rovers' big day fell somewhat flat!  The first day of the new season brought a near capacity crowd of over 11,500 to the re-branded KC Lightstream Stadium (Craven Park) but Leeds blew their hosts away with a scintillating second half performance.  Former Hull FC winger added insult to injury with a hat-trick of tries.
At least a certain East Stand cockerel managed to keep me entertained - especially when putting Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield off during his normally reliable goal-kicking routine.  In fairness the Leeds man took it all in good heart, casting a smile in his barracker's direction after finally nailing one late on.
The BBC match report can be read here.  Hull KR's own report can be read here.

Saturday 22nd February
ER County League Premier Division
Easington United Reserves 1 Beverley Town Reserves 2

Ah, football at Low Farm at last.  While the First Team were eking out a valuable point on the road at Sherwood Colliery, I contented myself with the Stiffs against current league leaders Beverley Town Reserves.  Perhaps wisely I ventured only briefly across the ditch to where the Casuals were receiving something of a tonking at the hands of Withernsea.
Reserves match report here.  Photos on Facebook here.
First Team report at Sherwood here and Facebook photos from that game here

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