Belper Town 0 NFU 1
Ferriby were made to work hard for this victory. Their Evostik Division One South opponents gave a determined and battling performance which unsettled Ferriby at times. On a pitch with somewhat overlong grass Ferriby found it hard to play their usual passing game.
Manager Billy Heath was pleased with another victory and a second clean sheet but felt his players could have performed better.
Ferriby started the more brightly and Jack Muldoon had two early opportunities. Paul Foot saw his header held on the line by home keeper Aaron Chapman.
Belper responded when Ashley Longstaff dispossessed Foot but Adam Nicklin did well to save Longstaff's shot.
Ferriby's former Belper player Lee Morris was constantly in the thick of the action., lobbing a shot narrowly over then setting-up a good chance for Muldoon.
Longstaff forced another good save from Nicklin as Belper created the better chances despite having less of the play.
Half-time saw both sides make numerous changes. Ferriby scored the only goal after 50 minutes when Gary Bradshaw headed home Ben Hunter's corner at the far post.
Ferriby began to control the game and Ferriby keeper Antoni Pecora had only two significant saves to make.
Ferriby created more chances in the second half with Chris Hall, Bradshaw, twice, Muldoon, and Mark gray all going close.
The Villagers deserved their victory but Heath will be expecting a better performance at local rivals Brigg Town next Saturday.
NFU (First half): Adam Nicklin, Steve Gardner, Steve Ridley, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Paul Foot, Chris Hall, Russell Fry, Jack Muldoon, Lee Morris, Chris White
NFU (Second half): Antoni Pecora, James Williams, Sam Belcher, Nathan Peat, Mark Gray, Neil Stevens,
Russell Fry, Chris Hall (Timothy Taylor 60) Ben Hunter (Steve Ridley 55), Lee Morris, Gary Bradshaw,
Belper Town:Aaron Chapman (Dave Ratcliffe 45), Aaron Pride (Sam Vickers 63),Greg Wright (AN Other 82), Ben Leonard, Dan White (Col Colley), Michael Simpkins (John Froggatt 45), Simon Harrison (SO Else 60), Steve Warne (ANY Body 60), Mark Ward (Glyn Cotton 45), Ashley Longstaff (Jordan Turner 45), Ryan Mallon (Andy Rushbury 32)