FA TROPHY HOLDERS 2015 & NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH PLAY-OFF CHAMPIONS 2016

NFU 1 Hull City 3 (Billy Bly MT)

Billy Bly Memorial Trophy
North Ferriby United 1 Hull City 3

The standard and commitment of Ferriby's performance shocked their Championship visitors who only clinched victory in the closing stages of the game as The Villagers tired.

In an entertaining half, both teams played attacking football. Ferriby started well and they were almost rewarded with  an early goal when Gary Bradshaw's shot was fumbled by Eldin Jakupovic.

Aaron McLean and Joe dudgeon went close for City.

Jack Muldoon's pace gave City's defenders problems and Bradshaw was looking sharp. The diminutive striker went close with a dipping 25 yard shot and then saw a header cleared off the line by James Chesters.

At the other end, Antoni Pecora saved well from McLean then took the ball off Matty Fryatt as the striker advanced on goal.

The second half opened in dramatic style when Jack Muldoon hammered home Be Hunter's low cross from close range to give Ferriby the lead after 47 minutes.

City equalised 11 minutes later when McLean headed home from close range. McLean was City's biggest thread and went close twice.

Bradshaw was disappointed to see his 25 yard drive go narrowly wide.

City took the lead after 72 minutes. Paul foot tripped Tom Cairney in the area and Fryatt scored from the spot.

City began to take control as Ferriby began to tire. Jay Simpson hit the underside of Pecora's cross-bar but got his reward eight minutes from time. He was able to turn and shoot past Pecora after the ball had bounced around the penalty area.

Ferriby manager Billy Heath was pleased with his side's performance, "We made City work hard all through the game and we played some good football. It was a good performance by the players."

NFU (First half): Antoni Pecora, Steve Gardner, Steve Ridley, Liam King, Sam Belcher, Paul Foot, Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Jack Muldoon, Gary Bradshaw, Chris White
NFU (Second half): Antoni Pecora, James Williams, Nathan Peat, Mark Gray, Paul Foot, Chris Hall, Chris Bolder, Neil Stevens, Ben Hunter, Lee Morris, Jack Muldoon (Gary Bradshaw (60)

Hull City:Eldin Jakupovic, Paul McShane (Danny East 69), Joe Dudgeon, Corry Evans,(Seyi Olifanjana 45), James Chesters,  Liam Cooper (Jay Simpson 65), Cameron Stewarrt, Tom Cairnay, Aaarion McLean (Conor Townsend 74), Robert Koren (Alex Bruce 65), Matty Fryatt (Mark Cullen (74)

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