Humber Premier League: The Fight To Be Beverley’s Premier Team

Saturday sees the start of the new season and this year promises to be a special one for two biggest clubs.

The 2011-2012 season will see represented by not only FC but also with both clubs keen to end the season as the undisputed title of  ’s best team.

Town have had a troubled summer that has seen key players leave the club, Michael O’connell, and have all exited the club.

Despite this Town have had a good pre season and have filled the gaps left with younger players. The club has also made changes to the management team, now being supported by and .

Everyone at FC knows there is more at stake this season with taking their place in the .

Stu Akester, president of FC told .net;

“Hodgsons have done a remarkable job in a short space of time.”

“After starting out not so long ago as a local pub side, they have quickly worked their way through the leagues and they fully deserve to be where they are now.”

“It is great for the that we now have two sides in the top division.”

Indeed have come a long way, anyone looking for evidence of their ambition and progress needs to look no further then the signing of from .

Akester was ‘bitterly’ disappointed to lose central defender Overton but to lose him to their local rivals sent a clear message back to Norwood that the mean business.

have much to prove this season, last year they were beaten by in the cup 1 – 0. The match was a close affair though the looked off the pace something boss has been working on in the summer.

Hodgsons have played some tough pre season games and there has been huge emphasis on increasing fitness within the squad.

New players have arrived though there are still big question marks still remain over their inability to find a regular goalkeeper for the past two seasons.

Hastings has signed a new keeper, , though highly rated McMahon is yet to make an appearance as he continues to recover from injury. Hastings is confident he will be fit for Saturday’s opener against champions Reckitts AFC

Hastings told .net;

“I want to finish above Town, so do my players.”

“Town have been too long the highest placed Beverley team……it’s all about to change.”

Fixtures;

Rangers Reserves Vs St. Andrews

Vs North Cave

Hodgsons FC Vs Reckitts AFC

Town Vs

United Reserves Vs Beverley Town

Town Vs Sculcoates

Reserves Vs Crown FC

Picture: who moved from Town to the over summer.

Picture: developing the youngsters at Town as they prepare to do battle in the Humber Prem



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