Reserves Match Report v Ironmen

Eleven tries, including three from Matty Welham, saw Hull FC Reserves comprehensively defeat South Wales Ironmen 58-6.

The Hull centre had two in the first half before completing his hat-trick in the second in a clinical display from Richard Horne’s side.

Cameron Scott, Marvin Lee and Mike Adlard all registered braces, with Jack Downs and Jack Wray also getting their name on the scoresheet.

The Reserves’ win rounded off the fan day at Brantingham Park for Hull&Proud Week, with Feka Palea’aesina’s testimonial All-Stars taking on a Hull FC Legends team beforehand.

Welham had his first when he was sent over by Josh Wood and Scott touched down shortly after to make it 12-0.

Lee followed Scott by scoring the first of his double, and the half-back played a part in Downs’ four-pointer as the Black and Whites continued to dominate proceedings in the first half.

The Airlie Birds’ attack was making inroads in the South Wales defence and that showed again when Adlard went in for a quick double to increase the advantage even further.

Welham added his second and Hull’s seventh try of the first half with a few minutes remaining in the first 40, with the hosts taking a 40-0 lead into the interval with them.

The winger completed his hat-trick in the early stages of the second half, which followed with Lee doubling his try-scoring tally for the afternoon off the back of a break.

Hull were in complete control having amassed over half a century of points but the Ironmen avoided the whitewash when they crossed for the first of the game.

However, Scott sealed his brace before Wray, who converted seven of Hull’s 11 tries, earned himself a try in the final few minutes of the game. But the half-back was unable to convert his own score.

Hull FC Reserves: Adlard; Sanderson, Bower, Scott, Welham; Lee, Wray; Osborne, Wood, Matongo, Westerman, Bastiman, Downs. Subs: Cook, Gilbey, Silk, Marquez-Laynez

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Self Initiated Meeting With ABP and Artists

The first meeting with ABP and the artists was very useful and extremely busy as much ground was covered regarding the documentation for the commission and what coverage of the project I will supply.

Dave Eccles showed us the original documentation and Rachel and Laura from ABP discussed the amendments they had made which will mean a whole new book to be produced by Dave due to the extensive changes to it.

Anna Kirk-Smith was very helpful to meand I thought my presentation as it were to the group was very well received as I explained what coverage I can provide for this project.

Laura seemed quite happy with the idea of coverage at least in part by Browse magazine who I am doing work experience with and it was explained to me that social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram, will be quite important when needed.

The artists all seemed very receptive to my ideas which will include video, photography and social media and they have no objections to me interviewing them as well.

I mentioned the idea of a documentary charting the story from conception to unveiling and that got quite an enthusiastic response from all parties so it is something I will certainly look to develop.

I spoke to Dave Eccles later and he has agreed to provide me with documentation, both original and new which he is working on as I type this, and I have said I will provide Anna and Laura with a list of my press contacts so we can discuss coverage more in-depth at the next meeting.

Marc Graham Interview About Middle Child Theatre Panto

Actor Marc Graham has spoken about the Middle Child Theatre Company panto which is a Dave Windass written adaptation of Aladdin and has a special guest appearance by Hull rapper Nineties Boy.

The production, which runs from 21st to 29th December at Fruit, is the fourth time the Hull-based company have teamed up with the prolific writer for their take on the mad-cap world of pantomime and has, once again, seen Middle Child parody a popular Christmas advert, with their version of a girl making friends with Nineties Boy on the moon after seeing him through her telescope. Trailer

Looking relaxed back with the company Marc is best known for working with, after his sojourn to Hull Truck Theatre to appear in the sensational Dancing Through the Shadows, you get a definite sense of contentment as he says: “Middle Child feels like home, it’s what I’m used to, where it started for me and where I get the most enjoyment.”

Laid back on two chairs oozing the professionalism the company is known for and showing the attitude of a major star he then speaks about how the Nineties Boy connection came about: “We do a quiz at Fruit every month and Nineties Boy was on the sort of panel we have for it once so we just asked him to be in it.

He carried on in his relaxed mood: “He’s playing Wishy Washy but it’s an alternative production so it’s a very Nineties Boy Wishy Washy.”

Then we got onto the subject of working with Dave Windass for a fourth year in a row so Ensemble 52 got mentioned as I asked if he could see the two companies working together in future to which the reply had a hint of the unknown: “I don’t know, maybe but I’m not sure what we’d have to offer each other, which is a shame.”

Then he told me about the challenge of doing three different types of shows every day: “It’s really hard work doing three different performances in a day.

He continued: “Christmas is secondary because you have to be really focused on what you’re doing. Panto is really fun, you might spend the rest of the year doing really deep stuff like Mercury Fur, then panto comes along and it’s really good fun but you have to work really hard to get to that, you have to know it better than every other show you do that year.

“We try and make it completely up to date so it’ll be different every time.”

The performances will also include a band on stage which will have a different name every time and Northern Lights Drama Children’s Choir will be involved as well.

Tickets are priced at £8 Adults £6 Concessions/ £10 Adult Shows Tickets and £24 Family Tickets which is for 2 Adults and 2 Children and can be purchased on the Middle Child Website or Hull Box Office Tickets