Vanarama National League North
Bradford Park Avenue v NFU
Saturday 29 August Kick-off 3.00 pm
Ferriby travel to Bradford on Saturday to face Bradford Park Avenue.
The Villagers will be looking to extend their four game unbeaten run. The last three games have ended as 1-1 draws. Ferriby played well enough in those games to have got more than three points.
Anybody going to Bradford would be well-advised to stay until the final whistle as the last four games have all seen goals scored in the final few minutes.
Bradford will certainly be looking to gain their first win of the season. They have started slowly with two draws and three defeats from their first five games. They have scored four goals and conceded eight. Last Saturday they lost 2-0 at Corby Town.
Fixtures between Ferriby and Bradford are often tense and edgy affairs with no quarter asked or given. It is hard to imagine Saturday being any different.
The Villagers are reasonably content with six points from their first five games, especially as three of their opponents are currently in the top 4. Ferriby have not been out-played in any of the games
Skipper Liam King comments,
“We have played well in our games so far and we probably deserve to have picked-up more points. We are proving a difficult side to beat.
“We knew it would be a difficult start as soon as we saw the fixtures. That said, there aren’t any easy games in this league!”
Manager Billy Heath commented,
“We know it will be tough game at Bradford, it always is. We lacked a bit of sparkle against Hednesford last Saturday. However, the players showed their usual spirit and the earned a well-deserved point in the end.
We have two games this week-end but we will take them one at a time. Lowestoft will be a tricky game on Monday. Hopefully, we will come through the Bradford game without any injuries and have a full squad for Monday.”
At Bradford, Ferriby will again be without central defender Danny Hone who has a medial ligament injury. Nathan Hotte should be fit following a groin strain and will be looking to start against his former club. Adam Bolder sits-out the second of a three game suspension following his opening day dismissal.
NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Ben Middleton, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Nathan Hotte, Ryan Kendall, Tom Denton, Jamie Forrester, Ross Armstrong, Sam Topliss
The Bank Holiday Monday game against Lowestoft at The Eon Visual media Stadium kicks-off at 3pm.