FA Trophy 3rd Round Qualifying
North Ferriby United 6 Mickleover Sports 2
Goals: NFU: Tom Denton 17, 50, 84: Nathan Jarman 51;
Jason St Juste 69; Ryan Kendall 90+1
Goals: Mickleover: Karl Demidh 49p; Anthony Griffith Jr 65
Tom Denton will steal the headlines with a hat-trick but this was a superb all-round team performance by Ferriby who dominated the game and fully deserved the win.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath was delighted after the game,” It was a good free-flowing performance. We dominated the game and should have led by more than one at half-time. I was delighted with the way the players responded after conceding goals. As always, winning and being in Monday’s draw is always the main thing but we also provided a great deal of entertainment today.”
Ferriby started brightly and a Josh Wilde free-kick caused mayhem in the Mickleover area before being cleared.
Two minutes later King saw a goal-bound shot deflected for a corner. Mickleover’s Liam Walshe then responded with a snap-shot that Adam Nicklin tipped over.
Matt Wilson drew a diving save from visiting keeper Chris Martin after 15 minutes. After 17 minutes, Adam Bolder’s free-kick released Jason St Juste down the left. His cross was met by Tom Denton who scored with a well-placed header.
With Bolder and King controlling midfield and The Villagers looking solid in defence, Mickleover created little threat.
Nathan Jarman sidefooted a shot to Martin. Jarman went close again after Bolder and Grant Black combined to provide the striker with a overhead kick that went just wide.
Ferriby continued to be the more threatening and Denton saw a first-time volley go narrowly wide.
The game really exploded in to life in the second-half. Karl Demidh equalised after 49 minutes with a penalty after Gregg Anderson was harshly penalised.
However, Ferriby’s response was immediate. St Juste won a tussle down the left with Chris Hamilton and crossed to Denton who headed home at the far-post. Within a minute Denton headed on Adam Bolder’s cross to Jarman who flicked the ball past a defender before turning to place the ball past Martin.
Ferriby may have thought the game was won but Mickleover had other ideas. A superb 20-yard shot from Anthony Griffith Jr after 65 minutes reduced the arrears.
Again, Ferriby responded quickly. A Wilde, King and Jarman combined to provide St Juste with a simple tap-in.
Mickleover pressed but were well-marshalled by Ferriby’s defence and midfield so had no clear opportunities.
Ferriby clinched the game after 84 minutes. Denton was stood just in his own half as he latched on to a clearance to outpace a defender before sliding the ball past Martin.
Ryan Kendall wrapped-up the game in added time with a close-range goal after good work by King and St Juste. St Juste caused many problems for Mickleover’s defence throughout the game.
This was a clinical performance by Ferriby who dominated the game and thoroughly deserved the win.
North Ferriby United – Adam Nicklin, Grant Black, Josh Wilde, Liam King (c), Mark Gray Matt Wilson (GreggAnderson 45), Adam Bolder (Russell Fry 79), Jon D’Laryea, Tom Denton Nathan Jarman (Ryan Kendall 81), Jason St Juste. Subs not used: Tom Nicholson, Jamie Yates
Mickloever Sports: Chris Martin, Kyle Bryant, Arcadi Esposito (Jacob Hazel 79), Liam Walshe, Dwayne Wiley, Nicoantonio Degirolamo, Andy Dales, Callum Lloyd, Simeon Oshoboke, Karl Demidh, Chris Hamilton (Anthony Griffith Jnr 60), Subs not used: Lee Miveld, Jordan Bell