Thursday, 22 May 2014

May 2014 (First Half)

And so another season ends...well almost.
With Hull City's appearance in their first ever FA Cup Final obviously meriting its own post, this first half of the final month of the season covers everything up to Saturday, 17th May - a date forever etched in the memory of some of us.
Unfortunately, it also turns into a fairly depressing list results-wise but scorelines don’t always tell the full story...

Sunday 4th May
Super League
Hull KR 29 Widnes Vikings 34

The Younger Slushette maintained her one hundred per cent failure record at Rovers matches as the Robins somehow contrived to throw away a 7pt lead inside the final 10mins against the Vikings.
It was a pretty depressing end to an afternoon that had begun so well - despite being overshadowed (almost literally) by a huge pall of black smoke that was emanating from a fire at a recycling plant near Saltend.
The fallout from the blaze prompted the closure of Hedon Road, meaning a detour via Bilton on the way home. Still, at least this allowed me the pleasure of listening to dozens of Dullers calling up Humberside after Hull's even more spectacular implosion at home to Agar's Wakey.
As for the game itself, here's a report. 

Tuesday 6th May
South Holderness Cup Semi-Final
Easington United Reserves 0 Hedon Rangers 10

Hmm, for half an hour this threatened to be a tight-ish affair.  Then Hedon scored.  Still, at least the sun shone and it was a nice night.  Hedon through to the Final.  Further pics can be found accompanying the report of sorts, which is here.

Thursday 8th May
CML North Division
Easington United 4 Westella Hanson 5

One of the best games this season at Low Farm and far from a meaningless end-of-season affair. Unfortunately, it ended in another defeat but once again manager AG was left feeling encouraged by the way his squad is shaping up...for 2014/15!
A full report with pictures can be found here.  The Facebook pics can be found here.

Saturday 10th May
CML North Division
Easington United 3 Thorne Colliery 7

Four seasons in one day at Low Farm - but only one outcome as AG's squad shortages were exposed by a ruthless Thorne side that has enjoyed its highest league finish in years (3rd) and a run to the final of the League Cup wherein they were edged out by the all-conquering Bulls of AFC Mansfield.  The player/manager's dismissal was our fourth in the last five games!  Report here, pictures here and here.

Tuesday 13th May
South Holderness Cup Round 1
Hedon Rangers Reserves 3 Easington United 9

Following the Reserves' defeat in the semi-finals, it suddenly became imperative that the First Team avoided any slip-ups against Hedon's second string.  Thankfully they never looked in danger of doing so.  Four up by the time I got there, they went on to seal a place in the semi-final with some ease.  Therein they were set to be at home to Skirlaugh in three days time...
A report of the evening's main cut and thrust can be found here.  Pictures are here and here.

Friday 16th May
South Holderness Cup Semi-Final
Easington United w/o Skirlaugh

Ah, a gorgeous spring evening on the Humber Riviera, the Low Farm pitch glistening in the sunlight and a setting that simply demands a game of football.  But sadly, none will take place.  Skirlaugh cannot make tonight's date due to "FA Cup and Magic Weekend" commitments.  They also turn down the alternative offer of Monday.  There is nothing else for it but for the Cup Committee to "disqualify" them under Rule 4(c).  The Eastenders will meet Hedon Rangers in next Friday's final...

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