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North Ferriby United 3 Boston United 0
Ferriby bounced-back from Saturday’s reverse at Harrogate to gain a well-deserved three points against Boston United. This was a fine all-round team-performance that showed none of the frailties in evidence at Harrogate. The win means that Ferriby have won three of their first four games in the opening ten days of the season.
The first-half was entertaining if a little scrappy at times.
Liam King and Nathan Jarman both went close for Ferriby in the opening three minutes. Danny Hone had to be alert to deny Spencer Weir-Daley a shot as he was about to shoot.
Ferriby had most of the play with Boston tending to counter-attack. However, both defences were on top and both keepers had very little to do.
Nathan Peat’s great 35-yard cross found Jamie Yates whose 25-yard angled volley was held by Boston keeper Ashley Timms.
Ricky Miller fired narrowly high and wide as Boston made onr of theri more threatening attacks.
Ferriby finally took the lead they deserved after 40 minutes. Gregg Anderson rose high on the edge of the six-yard box to powerfully head home Jamie Yates’ pinpoint right-wing corner. Ferriby deserved the goal.
Former Gainsborough player Jamie Yates was a constant threat with his pace and movement and the qulity of his cross from both open play and dead-ball situations. The ironic boos he received throughout the game from the Boston fans seemed to spur him on.
The Villagers stunned Boston witha second gaol within a minute of the second-half starting. Jarman latched-on to a clearance nd fired home a low cross-shot that sneaked in at the far post.
This spurred Boston and Adam Nicklin made a superb diving one-handed save from Scott Garner’s header. This was the closest that the visitors came to a goal in the whole game.
Ferriby wasted a quick break when Danny Clarke burst through with Anthony Wilson and Jarman in support on each side of him. Wilson then attempted an overhead kick from a Yates corner but he just failed to make contact.
Jarman should probably have made it three in the 70th minute. He turned a defender but with only Timms to beat he fired wide.
Ferriby’s midfield and defence closed down Boston well so the visitors threatened only occasionally and Nicklin did well to beat Ben Fairclough to a through-ball. The keeper then held a corner under pressure in the six-yard box.
Jarman sealed the game in the 81st minute. Paul Robson’s deep cross found Jarman at the far post and he controlled the ball superbly before driving home a low cross-shot.
Ferriby certainly wanted this win more than Boston and it was just the reaction that Ferriby manager Billy Heath was looking for after Saturday. “ it was big game today. After a heavy defeat it is important to get your confidence with a good oerformance and a win. We did both today. This was an excellent all-round performance with everybody having a really good game. We made few errors, denied Boston time nd space and our finishing was clinical. My target for the first four games was eight points so I’m obviously delighted to have done better than that.
Scorers: NFU: Gregg Anderson 40; Nathan Jarman 46, 81
NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Liam King (Jon D’Laryea76) Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson (Ryan Kendall 67), Nathan Jarman, Jamie Yates Subs not used: Antoni Pecora, Sam Belcher, , Dean Lisles
Boston United: Ashley Timms, Peter Bore, Netan Sansara (Ben Fairclough 65), Conor Marshall, Scott Garner, Carl Piergianni, Ian Ross, Ben Milnes, Ricky Mille(Charley Sanders 80), Marc Newsham, Spencer Weir-Daley (Stefan Galinski 65) Subs not used: Sam Vince, James Reed