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

NFU 6 Eastwood Town 1 (Evo Prem)

Evostik Northern Premier League Premier Division

North Ferriby United  6  Eastwood Town 1

The match was over as a contest by half-time as League leaders Ferriby dominated the game and stormed in to a 5 goal lead.  Such was The Villagers' dominance that Eastwood only managed one shot on target in the whole half.

Mark gray had a half-chance after only three minutes but could not get any real power in to his shot on the turn.

The opening  goal was not delayed for long. Gary Bradshaw scored after eight minutes when he curled a free-kick over the wall and into the far left top corner with Eastwood keeper Richard Stainsby stranded.

Five minutes later a Russell fry free-kick was headed on by Gregg Anderson and .Bradshaw scored from close-range.

Bradshaw was proving a real handful to Eastwood and he almost completed his hat-trick. He placed a header just wide then Stainsby made a good one-handed save to turn a 20-yard free-kick over the bar.

Ferriby continued to press forward and Liam King hit home a low 25-yard after from Rob Youhill's pass after 33 minutes.

Eastwood were really struggling to deal with Ferriby's pace and movement and were virtually over-run in midfield.

Two goals in three minutes before half-time sealed the game for Ferriby.

King scored with an angled drive in the 42nd  minute after Kendall's shot was blocked by Stainsby. Kendall wrapped-up the half on the stroke of half-time after 42 minutes with a shot from 12 yards after Mark Gray had headed on a free-kick

The second was always likely to be an anti-climax. Ferriby took their foot off the pedal and this allowed Eastwood more possession. However, the visitors still presented little threat.

Kendall twice went close then Stainsby made another one-handed save from another Bradshaw free-kick.

Nathan peat's push on Jacob Green gave Eastwood a penalty in the 68th minute. Bradley Munn Adam Nicklin the wrong way from the penalty spot. 

Fry saw a header held by Stainsby after the keeper had initially punche a cross out to Fry.

Ferriby continued to control the game and Kendall rounded off the scoring in the 77th minute when he tapped home Bradshaw's low cross from the right.

Kendall  almost completed his hat-trick in the closing stagesbut two shots both flew just wide.

Eastwood struggled all game  to deal with Ferriby's passing and movement. Apart from the penalty they only had two other shots on target, both of which Nicklin saved comfortably.

Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, "I was really pleased with our first-half performance. I thought we were superb. In the second-half we over-complicated things a bit but it's a good start to what is a busy and crucial week for the club."

NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Liam King (Chris Bolder 74), Gregg Anderson (Steve Ridley 45), Mark Gray, Danny Clarke Ryan Williams 57), Russell Fry  Gary Bradshaw, Ryan Kendall, Rob Youhill.
 Non-playing subs: Anthony Wilson, Antoni Pecora

Eastwood Town: Richard Stainsby, Jacob Green, Dominic Allen, Daniel Roberts, Mitchell Hanson (Samuel craven 45), Romaine Graham, Scott rogers, Kallum Keane (Nicholas Labatte 72), Samuel Winch (Alex Malong), Bradley Munn, Paolo Piliero. Subs not used: Wayne Diuk, Chris Shaw

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