North Ferriby United v Barrow
Monday 29 August 2016
Kick-off: 3.00 pm
Ferriby return to The Eon Visual Media Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday when Barrow will be the visitors.
Ferriby were perhaps a little unfortunate to come away with nothing from Aldershot on Saturday with nothing. They were second-best for a good deal of the first-half. However, in the second-half they had three chances from which Danny Clarke and Ryan Kendall, twice, should probably have scored. Vinnie Mukendi was also unlucky to see his header superbly saved by home keeper Mark Smith.
The Villagers are currently in 20th place with seven points. They are defending an unbeaten home record. A good string set of results at The Eon Visual Media Stadium is one of the main targets for the season. Some teams are going to find it strange and unsettling to come to what is probably the smallest ground in the league.
Barrow are in 10th position with points. Nine of those points have come from three home wins. The sole point on their travels came in a 1-1 draw at Torquay. They beat Braintree 2-1 up in Cumbria with a winner three minutes from time. They have scored eight goals and conceded nine in their six games so far.
The likelihood is of a tight game but Ferriby will be hoping for all three points in front of what could be a large Bank Holiday crowd.
Steve Housham was disappointed that his team concede two headed goals, especially as they had spent a significant amount of Tuesday’s training session working on defensive strategies.
“We can’t afford to give teams a two goal lead at this level. We contained Aldershot well after the seconds goal, Equally, we can’t miss gilt-edged chances. Ryan [Kendall] and Danny [Clarke] will be still wondering how they missed on Saturday. You don’t get many clear chances at this level and we have got to take them.
“We played some good football on Saturday but we need to be more consistent, especially away from home.
Steve Brogan missed the trip to Aldershot due to a thigh injury. He remains doubtful for Monday. Apart from brogan, Housham should have a full squad to choose from.
Ferriby from: Rory Watson, Sam Topliss, Steve Brogan, Connor Oliver, Mark Gray, Liam Slade, Danny Emerton, Danny Clarke, Curtis Bateson, Connor Robinson, Ryan Kendall, Simon Russell, Taron Hare, Ryan Fallowfield, Ben Middleton, Louis Bruce, Darryn Stamp, Ross Armstrong, Jordan Cooke, Jake Skelton, Vinny Mukendi, Alfons Fosu-Mensah
Monday sees the launch of the team’s new all blue away kit.
The turnstiles and the bar all open at 12.45 on Monday.
Supporters are reminded to retain their tickets throughout the game as they may be asked to produce them. Failure to do so could result in being asked to pay the admission fee again.