Saturday 29th October 3.00 pm
Evostik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Kendal Town v North Ferriby United
Ferriby travel to Cumbria to play Kendal Town on Saturday. This is their longest journey of the season and highlights one of the major expenses of playing at this level of football. The cost of the coach to Kendal is £800.
Kendal are never an easy team to play. They are currently in 12th position, four places and two points ahead of The Villagers. The Premier Division is shaping-up to be another closely contested battle with mant teams within four or five points of each other.
Manager Billy Heath and Assistant Bobby Carroll Have seen a mini revival since they were appointed. After a close defeat at league leaders Northwich Victoria, The Villagers have won three consecutive matches.
The confidence is returning to the players and they are once again showing signs of their exciting style of football. The side is creating goal-scoring chances and has scored 12 times in the last three games.
Heath has been pleased with Ferriby's overall form, especially going forward. As an ex-defender himself, he will be keen to see his side start keeping more clean sheets. It will be interesting to see if he continues with Adam Nicklin in goal or reverts to Steve Wilson.
Danny Clarke opened his goal-scoring account for the club when he equalised against Lincoln United in last week's FA Trophy match. That victory has earned Ferriby another home match against Evostik First Division North side Salford City next Saturday.
At Kendal, Heath is likely to be without the injured Kevin Larvin. Gary Bradshaw is suspended for one match after receiving five cautions. It is hoped that Alex Davidson will be fit following an Achilles injury. Ben Morley played for the Reserves last weekend following a long lay-off through injury
Possible Ferriby Squad: Steve Wilson, Adam Nicklin, James Williams, Nathan Peat, Paul Foot, Greg Wright, Sam Denton, Peter Davidson, Paul Harsley, Russell Fry, Mathew Stirland, Alex Davidson, Danny Clarke, Tom Clarke, Luke Thompson