North Ferriby United Hull City
Billy Bly Memorial Trophy
Pre Season Friendly
Monday 15th July 2013
A sun-drenched sell-out crowd of 2232 watched an entertaining game between the two local rivals. Ferriby pushed City all the way and it took a 90th minute goal from Stephen Quinn to seal the game for The Tigers.
City pressed from the start with Quinn and Robbie Koren missing good chances in the first six minutes.
Ferriby briefly threatened with some well-flighted free-kicks and corners but created no clear chances.
City took the lead after 14 minutes. Robbie Brady surged down the left and his cross reached Liam
Rosenior who scored from close range.
City continued to press with Koren featuring in many of their attacks. Nick Proschwitz and Koren, himself, went close before Proschwitz saw his low drive blocked by home keeper Adam Nicklin.
A mazy run from Jamie Yates deserved a goal but somehow City's defenders managed to deny him a clear shot.
Proschwitz doubled City's lead after 40 minutes when he fired home after Ferriby defence filed to clear the ball.
The second-half was a much more even affair. Ferriby were the better team for periods and had City defending uneasily at times.
City went close through Koren and Brady early in the half but Ferriby gradually began to exert some pressure.
Ben Hunter's 25-yard was held under the bar by Allan McGregor then Hunter and Nathan Jarman combined on the left only for the cross to go just behind Ryan Kendall.
It was no surprise when Nathan Jarman headed home Paul Robson's superb cross from the right in the 64th minute.
Ferriby thought they had an equaliser after 81 minutes. Danny Clarke disposed two defender and his looping shot on the turn was superbly tipped over by McGregor at full-stretch as it appeared to be just sneaking under the bar.
Proschwitz missed a good opportunity in the 85th minute when he headed over Alex Bruce's long cross.
Quinn's goal clinched the game for City but this was probably a much closer result than they anticipate. Ferriby will certainly take a great deal from the way in which they played.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath made nine changes as the second-half progressed but they did not affect Ferriby's performance. Heath commented, City controlled the first-half but we stuck to it. In the second-half we gave a really gritty performance. I was pleased with the players' performances against such a high quality team.
NFU: Adam Nicklin (Antoni Pecora 63), Paul Robson, Nathan Peat (Louis Mobbs 75), Liam King, Matty Wilson ( Gregg Anderson 45), Danny Hone (Sam Belcher 68), Danny Clarke (Tom Chippendale 82) Russell Fry (Louis Kirk 56), Anthony Wilson (Ryan Kendall 45), Nathan Jarman, Jamie Yates (Ben Hunter 53) Subs not used: Henry Gill, Tim Taylor
Hull City: Allan McGregor, Liam Rosenior, Robbie Brady ( Callum Martin 75), Alex Bruce, Paul McShane, Curtis Davies, Stephen Quinn, Tom Cairney, Nick Proschwitz, Robbie Koren, George Boyd. Subs not used: Sam Topliss, Will Aimson, Matty Dixon