The Quarter Finals stage of the East Riding Senior Cup becomes Hall Road’s priority next Tuesday evening. Hall Road face off against Hull City’s academy side. It is a competition that has and will always be taken seriously by the club. They will looking to progress to the Semi Finals.
Hall Road boss Bill Gill is looking forward to the task his side have of overcoming Hull City. The manager has eyes on revenge after they knocked Rangers out of the competition last season.
Bill Gill, Hall Road manager, said:
Everyone is looking forward to this game and we know that it won’t be affected by the weather as we will be playing at Bishop Burton against Hull City’s under 23s.
Without doubt they have bags of talent and will be very fit. We met them last year in the cup and didn’t progress so we will be looking to level that up and hopefully go a step further this year.
Hull City reached this stage of the competition after a 3-2 win at Sculcoates Amateurs in the previous round. They had to go through extra time to get the win and they will hoping to get the job done in 90 minutes this time round.
They did reach the final of this competition last season where they lost 4-2 to Bridlington Town. Consequently, they will be looking to get to the final yet again and hoping to eventually win it this season.
Hall Road also had to get through extra time to get through to the Quarter Finals. They beat Reckitts AFC 2-1 at Haworth Park. Chris Spinks scored the winner in the 115th minute to ensure Rangers got through. They will be relishing the challenge of playing against Hull City.
Hall Road have reached the final of the East Riding Senior Cup twice. Firstly in the 2007/08 season and again in the 2010/11 season. They lost on both occasions to North Ferriby United by 4-1 and 3-1 score lines.
“A few tweaks”
Gill is also happy with the selection choices he has. He admits he will only be making at least 2 or 3 changes after last Saturday’s win at Harrogate Railway. Gill said:
We have plenty of players to choose from ourselves and after Saturday’s display we won’t need to change much maybe a few tweaks here and there.
There will be a newfound confidence in the Hall Road camp after their 2-1 win at Harrogate Railway Athletic last Saturday and the players will be raring to go ahead of this match.
This match also allows Hall Road boss Bill Gill to do a little bit of rotation to his squad to allow some of players to get the chance to play and hopefully impress.
However, Rangers will be determined to win and Gill will be looking to build on the excellent performance his side put in at the weekend.
Match Preview by Oliver Harsley