FA Trophy First Round
North Ferriby United v Boston United
Saturday 13 December 2014 ; KO 3.00 pm
Ferriby are back in cup action on Saturday when Boston United visit the Eon Visual Media Stadium in the First Round of the FA Trophy.
The Villagers are currently 10th in the Vanarama Conference North whilst Boston are in 7th place.
Boston will provide tough opposition. Games between the two sides are usually close and tense affairs.
Nobody at the Eon Visual Media Stadium has forgotten the excitement that was created by last season’s run to the Trophy quarter-finals. This was The Villagers’ best ever run in the Trophy and they will be hoping for another good run this season.
Boston have a similar record to Ferriby in the league. Ferriby won 1-0 at Boston at the beginning of the season and will take a similar result on Saturday.
Last Saturday’s defeat at Hyde was a disappointment for Ferriby but, to be fair, it was a good performance in many respects. Apart from much wasteful finishing, Ferriby played some good football and created many goal-scoring opportunities.
As Assistant Manager Mark Carroll commented, “We were obviously disappointed to lose but we would be more worried if we had lost and not created any chances. Sometimes results like this happen even if you play well.”
Looking towards the Boston game, Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, “It’s obviously a tough game but the Trophy always throws-up hard games. Most of the squad played in last season’s competition and they know they are good enough to produce another good cup run if they play to their ability. Saturday is not necessarily about performance but more about the result. We want to be in Monday’s draw.”
Heath should have a full squad to choose from apart from Danny Emerton who is still injured.
NFU’s probable squad : Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Grant Black, Nathan Peat, Matt Wilson, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Gregg Anderson, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Russell Fry, Nathan Jarman, Tom Denton, Ryan Kendall, Jason St Juste, Jamie Yates
Normal admission prices apply and everybody must pay as season passes are not valid for cup-ties.
If Saturday’s game is drawn Ferriby will re-play at Boston on Tuesday.