7 July 2015
Hall Road Rangers 1 North Ferriby United 5
Chris Hudson 16 Ryan Kendall 3, 29; Tom Denton 63;
Danny Emerton 69; Jamie Forrester 72
This was Hall Road Rangers first game at their new Howarth Park ground. However, Ferriby were in no mood to allow the home club to celebrate with a win.
The Villagers took the lead after three minutes when Adam Nicklin's kick was flicked on by Tom Denton to Ryan Kendall who scored with a low shot on the turn.
Lewis Clarkson drew a diving save from Rangers' keeper then Liam King saw a shot blocked by a defender.
Ferriby were largely in control of the game and Rangers' attacks carried no real threat. Therefore, it was a surprise when Rangers equalised after 16 minutes. A ricochet in midfield freed Rangers number 7 who ran on to place the ball past Nicklin. The ball hit the inside of the post and rolled along the line before Chris Hudson tapped it in. This was Rangers last serious threat to Ferriby.
The villagers regained the lead after 29 minutes. Adam Bolder fed Curtis Bateson on the right and his pinpoint cross was headed home by Kendall.
Bateson was unlucky to not score but his curling shot was saved.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath change most of his team at the start of the second-half. Rangers changed the whole team.
The half was mainly one-way traffic. Kendall twice went close. A cross shot from a narrow angle narrowly passed the far post before he saw a header cleared off the line.
The Villagers were not to be denied. After 63 minutes, good work on the left between Russell Fry and Danny Emerton saw Tom Denton tap home from close range.
The fourth came in the 69th minute when Jamie Forrester played-in Emerton who rounded the keeper before scoring from a narrow angle
The final goal came three minutes later when Jamie Forrester scored from 12 yards as he pounced on the ball after Tim Taylor's shot was blocked.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath was satisfied with his players' performances in a game that gave him the opportunity to give most of his squad 45 minutes playing time.
NFU (First half): Adam Nicklin, Ben Middleton, Josh Wilde, Liam King, Ash Palmer, Danny Hone, Curtis Bateson, Adam Bolder, Lewis Clarkson, Ryan Kendall, Tom Davie
(Second half): Tom Nicholson, Ben Middleton, Josh Wilde (Liam King 70), Ross Armstrong, Nathan Hotte, Mark Gray, Danny Emerton, Russ Fry, Jamie Forrester, Ryan Kendall (Tom Denton 60), Tim Taylor