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Feversham Lens
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Jan 29, 2011, 9:11 PM

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Re: [IAN S] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION or Reply Privately

Hull 28 Caldy 24 (HT 21-0)
National League Two North
Admission: 7 (including glossy 28pp programme)
Attendance: 160 (h/c)

With my first-choice games at Bradford Salem and West Park Leeds both falling victim to frozen pitches, I headed to Hull for the second time in a week. And got lucky. This was an exciting contest between two well-matched sides, with the outcome in doubt to the final whistle.

Since I last saw Hull, they have moved from Haworth Park, crossing from the east to the west side of the A1079 Beverley Road to base themselves at the Ferens Ground. This is their third season at the new ground. Haworth Park, a dump to be honest, is now let to an amateur rugby league club.

The Ferens Ground (or Hull Sports Centre) offers three rugby pitches, numerous artificial and grass tennis courts, a bowling green and a cricket pitch. The main rugby pitch is enclosed with a wooden barrier. On the north side, the clubhouse is set back from a modern (and ugly) dressing room block and two small cantilever stands, each of which has four rows of bench seats. Opposite, brick dug-outs flank a scaffolding TV gantry. There is hardstanding on the north side and at the west end, with grass behind the posts at the east end and a mushy sort of gravel (softstanding?!) along the south touchline. There aren't any floodlights.

Despite the first half being fairly even, Hull led 21-0 at the break. Two lucky bounces of the ball helped the hosts add two tries to a spectacular opening effort from wing Will Robinson, whose lightning pace and devastating step took him over from 50 metres. Shame, after that, he hardly got a pass. Robinson would have far more running opportunities in rugby league. Conversions were added to all three tries. In reply, Caldy mustered a couple of near-misses with long-range penalty attempts.

The visitors from the Wirral roared back into the game in the second half. Two converted tries and a penalty brought Caldy to within four points of Hull, who then eased 28-17 ahead with a converted try of their own. But Caldy weren't finished and scored another converted try to ensure a tense last five minutes. Seven defeats in 10 now for Caldy. Mind you, giving the opposition a 21-point start is never a wise move.

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