North Ferriby United v Boston United
The Skrill North
Monday 26 August. Kick-off 3.00pm
Ferriby welcome Boston United to the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
Boston have won two and drawn one of their first three games and will provide a big test for Ferriby.
Villagers’ Manager Billy Heath will be expecting a positive response from his players after Saturday’s defeat at Harrogate Town.
A head injury to Danny Hone in the build-up to Harrogate’s first goal disrupted Ferriby’s defensive line-up and they paid the price as the game progressed and were punished for a string of defensive lapses.
The score-line does not actually reflect the nature of the game. For much of the match Ferriby were the better team. Home keeper Chris McGillivray was actually named man-of-the-match as he put in a superb performance to deny Ferriby any goals. The game could easily have finished 5-5 but for him.
“Danny’s injury obviously disrupted our line-up but in the end we paid the price for defensive errors. Mistakes at this level are punished and we have learnt a hard lesson today. That said, we created plenty of chances and their keeper had a great game so there are some good things to take away from the game. It is now up to the players to respond against Boston on Monday.”
Matt Wilson is still injured and the medical advice is that Hone should not play given that he was unconscious for a short period following the knock to his head.
NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Dean Lisles, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Jonathan D’Laryea, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Ben Hunter, Jamie Yates, Ryan Kendall, Nathan Jarman, Anthony Wilson, Louis Kirk, Sam Belcher, Louis Bruce