Vanarama Conference North
North Ferriby United v Boston United
Sunday 28th December 2014 ; KO 3.00 pm
Ferriby play their second game of the festive period when Boston United visit the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Sunday 28th December.
.The two sides had contrasting fortunes on Boxing Day. Ferriby crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Gainsborough whilst Boston beat Lowestoft Town 5-3 at York Street. Ferriby remain in 12th spot, five points behind Boston who are sixth in the Vanarama Conference North table.
This will be the third meeting between the two clubs in 15 days. Matches between the two clubs are always tense affairs and this is likely to be no exception. Boston will still be smarting from their FA Trophy replay to defeat by Ferriby on 16th December.
Ferriby have won two and drawn one of this season’s three meetings Ferriby deserved the win on the evening despite Boston virtually camping in The Villagers half during the second period. Despite that, keeper Adam Nicklin did not have a shot to save such was Ferriby’s defensive dominance during that period.
Ferriby and Boston are both vying for a play-off spot and a win for The Villagers would be a big boost coming as it would against one of their rivals.
Manager Billy Heath commented, “There is never a great deal between us and Boston. They are a good side and they will be hurting after the Trophy defeat.
The Christmas and New Year fixtures are a testing time for players both physically and mentally. As always at this time of year, you look for set of good results to take you in to the second-half of the season.
We need to pick ourselves up after the Gainsborough game. It was a poor performance and the players know they are capable of performing far better.”
Heath will continue to be creative with his line-up as he has six players either injured or recovering from injury. Danny Emerton will definitely be out. Matt Wilson, Louis Bruce, Grant Black, Jamie Yates and Tom Corner are all doubtful.
Danny Hone is suspended and will probably be replaced by Gregg Anderson.
NFU’s probable squad : Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Nathan Peat, Mark Gray, Gregg Anderson, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Russell Fry, Nathan Jarman, Tom Denton, Ryan Kendall, Jason St Juste, Jamie Yates, Tim Taylor