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

NFU 1 Whitby Town 1 (Evo Prem)

 

Evostik Northern Premier League Premier Division

North Ferriby United 1  Whitby Town 1

Ferriby had the better of the opening 20 minutes but could not manage to find a goal. Liam king's 20 yard drive went straight to Whitby keeper Nick Liversidge.

A Gary Bradshaw corner was punched out by Liversidge but Ryan Williams 20-yard drive was blocked. Ryan Kendall then fired in a shot on the turn but again it went straight to Liversidge. The keeper then saved well from Bradshaw.

Whitby took the lead gainst the run of play in the 24th minute. A lack of communication between Adam Nicklin and Gregg Anderson ended with Anderson tripping Shane Henry to concede a penalty. Henry himself slammed home the penalty.

Ferriby continued to press and Russel fry saw his 25-yard drive turned away for a corner.

Ferriby had a great chance to equalise after 24 minutes when Ibrahim Hassan handled in the area following a Nathan Peat free-kick. Bradshaw's penalty was well-saved by Liversidge but the assistant referee spotted the keeper moving off his line too early and the kick was ordered to be retaken. Fry stepped-up to fire the ball wide.

Ferriby started the second half and Peat and Williams both went close.

Whitby responded with David McTiernan forcing Nicklin into a save.

Ferriby continued to drive forward and shots were continually charged down, blocked and deflected. Chris Bolder had a good opportunity to score with his first touch but Liversidge, again, saved well. Muldoon saw a shot beaten out by the keeper and King went close twice.

Paul foot was sent off for a reckless tackle in the 89th minute after the referee had failed to deal with a poor tackle by a Whitby defender.

With it looking to be "one of those games" Ferriby mounted a final attack. Gary Bradshaw laid the ball off well to Muldoon whose low cross-shot to the far post beat Liversidge's despairing dive.

 Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, " We had shooting chances but we didn't manage to get enough shots on target. Credit to the players for keeping-on going right to the end and getting the equaliser. We certainly deserved a point.

NFU: Adam Nicklin, Dean Lisles (Chris Bolder 72), Nathan Peat, Liam King, Gregg Anderson, Paul Foot, Danny Clarke,  Russell Fry, Gary Bradshaw,  Ryan Kendall (Jack Muldoon 72), Ryan Williams Non-playing subs:  Mark Gray, Steve Ridley, Antoni Pecora

Whitby Town: Nick Liversidge, Craig James, Mark Robinson, Ibrahim Hassan, Alex White, Tom Portas, David McTiernan, Michael Tait, Jamie Clarke (Steven Snaith 82), Nathan Mulligan, Shane Henry. Non-playing subs: Darren Williams, Ashley Corker, David Campbell, Callum Wilson

 

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