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

NFU 1 Scunthorpe United 0

North Ferriby United  1   Scunthorpe United  0
Russell Fry 24                                 

Pre-season friendly.

Ferriby gained a famous victory over League Two Scunthorpe United's first team.  Ferriby had the better of the opening exchanges with Sam Slocombe holding Jamie Yates's deep cross under his bar then saving Liam King's low drive.

Scunthorpe then began to exert some control  but found it hard to create clear opportunities against a resolute Ferriby midfield and defence. Terry Hawkridge brought a fine diving save from Ferriby's Adam Nicklin. This was the closest the visitors came to scoring in the whole game.

Ferriby stunned Scunthorpe by taking the lead after 24 minutes. Russell Fry's superb curling 22-yard free-kick found the top corner leaving Slocombe well-beaten.

Ferriby now began to match Scunthorpe in every aspect of the game

After 28 minutes  Fry almost repeated his goal but this time Slocombe managed to beat the ball away.

On the stroke of half-time Danny Clarke was denied a goal by another good save from Slocombe.

The second half saw very few chances as both teams cancelled each other out in midfield.  Ferriby continued to match Scunthorpe in every department and seemed to get stronger as the game went on.

Nathan Peat's long free-kick found Danny Hone who headed wide under pressure from a defender.

Andy Welsh had a good opportunity for Scunthorpe just before the end but his header  went straight to substitute keeper Antoni Pecora.

Ferriby Manager Billy Heath rang the changes during the second-half and it says a lot about the quality of players Ferriby have in the squad that the  team's effectiveness was not affected in the slightest.

All in all, Ferriby deserved this win against players who will probably be Scunthorpe's  starting line-up when they begin their League Two campaign.

NFU: Adam Nicklin (Antoni Pecora 77), Paul Robson (Dean Lisles 55),  Nathan Peat (Henry Gill 75),  Liam King (Louis Kirk 63),  Sam Belcher, Danny Hone, Danny Clarke (Tim Taylor 81), Russell Fry (Louis Bruce 84), Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall , Jamie Yates (Ben Hunter 55)

Scunthorpe United: Sam Slocombe, Christian Ribeiro, Eddie Nolan, Terry Hawkridge (Sean McAllister 77), Dave Mirfin, Niall Canavan, Matt Sparrow, Deon Burton (Sam Winnill 77), Chris Iwelumo (Matt Godden 65), Michael Collins, Andy Welsh. Subs not used: Luke Waterfall, Callum Howe, George Grayson, Luke Hornsey, Jamie Wootton

Grimsby Town are the next visitors to the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Tuesday. The game kicks-off at the earlier time of  7.00pm. Admission is £5 and £3

 

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