Histon v North Ferriby United
Saturday 8th March
Kick-Off 3.00 pm
Ferriby make their first ever visit to Histon on Saturday, The sides had an exciting 4-4 draw when they met at the Eon Visual Media Stadium in January. The Villagers will be looking for all three points to keep their title challenge on track.
Ferriby’s draw win over Vauxhall Moptors kept The Villagers in second place in the Skrill North. However, they remain in a strong position as they have a game in hand on the leaders, AFC Telford, and two over third-placed Hednesford.
Histon are currently 18th in the table with seven wins and eight draws from their 31 games. They are just outside the relegation places but the clubs below them have games in hand so they could still get dragged in to a relegation battle.
The race for the Skrill North title and the promotion places is still wide open. Many people seem to think the title will be between Ferriby and Telford, both of whom are seen as the best footballing sides in the division. All the teams down as far as 11th placed Guiseley will feel they still have a chance of grabbing a play-off spot.
Manager Billy Heath was pleased with his side’s performance against Vauxhall last Saturday, “It was a good all-round team performance. We only have a small squad but the team spirit is tremendous. This could be crucial in the final games of the season. Promotion is in our own hands so, as usual, we will concentrate on our performances and not on what our rivals are doing.”
Striker Anthony Wilson sits out the last match of a four game ban. Heath will be without Jon D’Laryea, Dean Lisles, and Gregg Anderson. D’Laryea has a hairline fracture in his fibula. He is now in a cast for the next 4-6 weeks and will obviously miss the remainder of the season. Anderson is still in his supportive sling following his SLAP lesion repair. He has an appointment on the 27th March with his consultant for a follow up and with the possibility of having the sling removed. He has progressed since his operation and is now allowed to release his elbow to allow minimal movement at that joint.
Heath has strengthened his squad by signing former Hull City winger Danny Emerton from Northampton Town . Emerton will go straight in to the squad for the Histon game.
NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Matt Wilson, Danny Hone, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall, Jamie Yates, Paul Robson, Mark Gray, Lewis McMahon, Danny Emerton, Louis Bruce