Vital Football

Latest Hull City News

Winterton Rangers 1 - 2 Hull City

Winterton Rangers 1 - 2 Hull City

Hull City took a young and inexperienced side to Winterton Rangers last night, managed by Nick Barmby and Stuart Watkiss as Nigel Pearson watched on from the stands.

Liam Cooper, Will Atkinson, Mark Cullen and Tom Cairney were the only players on show with top flight experience, while Nicky Featherstone has some league experience from limited starts during his spell with The Tigers.

Nigel Pearson permitted the use of the juniors in last night`s match as he watched on, with centre-back Remi Fournier partnering Liam Cooper as he attempted to earn a permanent contract. Subsequent reports from Radio Humberside suggests that the Frenchman has not done enough, although the decision has not yet been finalised.

After growing into the fixture which saw Winterton exert the early pressure, the young City side started to flourish, eventually breaking the deadlock near the half-hour mark as Danny Emmerton lobbed the ball over a stranded Jamie Allen in the Winterton goal.

Gavin Holahan soon added a second, powering in from close range after the ball had bounced off the bar, but Winterton could have levelled minutes earlier had Mark Oxley not been able to deny Winterton striker Wilkin during a one on one situation.

Of particular note was City`s willing to press the opposition high up the pitch, allowing the side to regain possession in dangerous areas. It was also noticeable that both full-backs, Gardner and Deagle, were encouraged to get forward whenever possible, bringing a new dimension to the City attack that was rarely seen in the Premier League.

The second half was disrupted by a series of substitutions, but Winterton started to emerge as the dominant force. Having previously been denied, Wilkin gave Winterton hope with a close range finish fifteen minutes from time, but City held on to win the first pre-season fixture of the 2010/11 calendar.

A more experienced side is to take to the field against North Ferriby on Wednesday night as Nigel Pearson continues to monitor the performance of his new side.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Matt Wilson
Date:Tuesday July 13 2010
Time: 8:48AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Hull City Articles

Hull v Crystal Palace - Team Sheets

Hull are at the KCOM Stadium with Crystal Palace the visitors for the latest Premier League game.

Hull v Crystal Palace - Follow Live On Twitter

Hull are at the KCOM Stadium with Crystal Palace the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Vital Preview - Premier League, 10th-11th December

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

The Hull City FC Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Hull City FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Hull Articles

Vital Hull articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Hull
Write For Vital Hull
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crystal Palace MotM
Suggested By:
Marshall0%
Davies0%
Dawson0%
Maguire0%
Elmohamady0%
Livermore0%
Huddlestone0%
Clucas0%
Robertson0%
Snodgrass0%
Diomande0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Hull City Results (view all)

Hull City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 5:15PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.John Cross2
Vital Football Comment