Welcome to the Ferens Ground for today’s final league fixture of the season against our visitors from Cumbria, Kendal Hornets RUFC, who are making their first trip to Hull since March 2012.
Kendal were formed in 1905 and have long being one of Cumberland’s senior sides, well known for their hospitality and their great reluctance to lose at home. A win away to Kendal is usually something to be proud of. Hull first played Kendal in the 2006-07 season in the old North Division One and since then we have played eleven games against them, including four in National Two North. Of those eleven games Hull have won seven and Kendal four.
In fact, I find that we have won the last six games played against them since March 6th 2010.
The Hornets won promotion to National Three North last season from North West Two, just pipping Kirkby Lonsdale by two points and this season they have had a season of consolidation, winning twelve and losing eleven of their league games and are presently in seventh place in the table. They come to the Ferens Ground having lost their last three league games against Doncaster Phoenix and Ilkley (away) and Billingham at home.
It is a great pleasure to once again welcome the players, officials and supporters of Kendal Hornets RUFC to our ground this afternoon for what should be a keen game of rugby football.
by Norman Angell