Vanarama National League North
26 December 2015
Gainsborough Trinity 2 North Ferriby United 0
Half-Time: Gainsborough 0 NFU 0
Gainsborough: Nathan Jarman 50; Simon Russell 57
This was a disappointing result for Ferriby and it is one of their old boys, Nathan Jarman, who will probably grab most of the headlines. Jarman scored one and had a big part in the second of Trinity’s two goals early in the second-half.
To be fair to Ferriby, despite this not being a particularly good performance, they really did deserve to take something from a game that was played throughout in a strong gusty and swirling wind. This made life difficult for both teams so The Villagers cannot offer it as an excuse.
Ferriby’s midfield was not at its sharpest and possession of the ball was conceded far too often with poorly timed and misplaced passes. This made it hard for The Villagers to launch concerted attacks on Gainsborough. Even so, Ferriby had more goal efforts than Trinity throughout the game.
Former Ferriby striker duo Ant Wilson and Jarman combined well in attack but were well-controlled for the most part by Nathan Hotte and Ashley Palmer at the centre of Ferriby’s back-four. Consequently it was disappointing that trinity’s goals came in the manner that they did.
The game had opened brightly for Ferriby with Tom Denton seeing a header cleared off the line in only the second minute.
it was nearly another quarter-of-an-hour before either side had an on-target attempt with Adam Nicklin reactin well to push over a close-range header from Jake Picton.
The half stuttered along with Jan Budtz in Trinity’s goal having to make the only other save of the half, holding a Denton header.
Both sides saw attempts go high and wide but neither keeper was seriously threatened.
The second-half followed a similar pattern. Ferriby still gave away too much possession and this helped Trinity to create some pressure.
Jarman opened the scoring after 50 minutes. A free-kick in to the Ferriby area was not cleared despite a couple of opportunities to do so. The ball reached Liam Davis on the left and his low cross was hammered home by the unmarked Jarman.
If that was disappointing, then the second w goal after 57 minutes was even more so. A throw-in found Jarman who was allowed to control the ball before laying it back to the unmarked Russell to score with low shot from the edge of the area. Trinity managed only one more goal after this, a low shot that was saved by Nicklin.
The Villagers, for all their endeavour went close on several occasions but Budtz only had to make one serious save.
The Villagers felt they were denied a penalty after 85 minutes. Sam Topliss jinked in to the area and was setting himself for a clear shot on goal when he went down under a challenge from a Gainsborough defender. The Villagers were incensed that it was Topliss who was penalised.
Two minutes later, the officials missed what appeared toan off-the-ball challenge in the area on Danny Emerton.
The Villagers’ day was summed-up when Tom Denton’s added time header hit Emerton as it seemed to be going in.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented,
“This was definitely a disappointing result. We worked hard and really did do enough to take at least a point from the game. However, we were careless when we had possession and we should have defended their goal better than we did.
“We need to pick ourselves up for Monday’s game at home to Bradford. It is important that we take points from that game. This league is so tight and we cannot afford to drop points and see teams around us gain some.”
NFU: Adam Nicklin, Sam Topliss, Josh Wilde, Liam King, Ash Palmer, Nathan Hotte, Danny Clarke Adam Bolder ( Russ Fry 71) , Tom Denton, Ryan Kendall (Danny Emerton 61), Curtis Bateson. Subs not used: Tom Nicholson, Mark Gray, Ben Middleton
Gainsborough Trinity: Jan Budtz, Dominic Roma, Josh Lacy, Stephen Brogan, Jon D’Laryea, Jake Picton, Simon Russell, Liam Davis, Anthony Wilson (Charlie Binns 90+4) , Nathan Jarman (Marc Newsham 89), Jamie Yates (Adam Drury 81). Subs not used: Darryn Stamp, Jonathan Hedge