FA TROPHY HOLDERS 2015 & NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH PLAY-OFF CHAMPIONS 2016

Eccleshill United v NFU (FAC 1Q)

North Ferriby United begin their FA Cup campaign with a trip to Northern Counties East First Division side Eccleshill United. 

The Villagers go in to the game after three wins in week during which they scored none goals and conceded none.

Ferriby will start favourites against the Bradford based side but Manager Billy Heath will be taking nothing for granted. "We will treat the game in a professional manner and give Eccleshill the respect that any side deserves.  We need to keep the form and attitude we have shown in recent games. The Cup is important to both the players and the Club."

Progress in the Cup provides a financial boost to the club and it also gives a fillip to the players.

Should the game be drawn, the replay will be at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Tuesday.

Lower-placed clubs have often been something of a banana skin for Ferriby in the past but Heath and his Assistant Manager, Mark Carroll, have instilled a harder edge in to the side. This makes them a hard team to play against and most opponents will find it hard to dominate them.

Heath should have a  full squad to choose from in a match that may see him name seven substitutes as allowed for in the competition rules.

Ferriby squad: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Dean Lisles, Nathan Peat, Paul Foot, Gregg Anderson, Gary Bradshaw, Russell Fry, Lee Morris, Danny Clarke, Mark Gray, Jack Muldoon,  Liam King, Ryan Kendall, Timothy Taylor Chris Bolder, Ben Hunter, Chris Hall, Steve Gardner,  Steve Ridley, Lee Morris, Danny Clarke.

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