Vanarama National League North
NFU v Chorley
Tuesday 11 August Kick-off 7.45pm
Ferriby will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing defeat at Tamworth on Tuesday. Chorley visit the Eon Visual media Stadium in a Vanarama National League fixture
Chorley completed the double over The villagers last season and Billy Heath’s side will be looking to redress that. The corresponding fixture ended in a 4-3 win for the visitors.
Like Ferriby, Chorley suffered an opening day defeat, losing 3-2 at home to Nuneaton.
Saturday’s result at Tamworth was disappointing for a number of reasons. Tamworth had only two on-target shots in the whole game as Ferriby defended well throughout the game. The Villagers had far more on-target efforts but their finishing was not as clinical as it often is. Ash Palmer went desperately close to a deserved equaliseer but his powerful header came back off the underside of the crossbar.
He game was a niggly and scrappy affair which saw Tamworth’s Lee Smith and Ferriby’s Adam Bolder sent-off in separate incidents in the first eight minutes of the second-half.
Villagers’ assistant manager Mark Carroll commented, “We will play worse this season and win games. It was disappointing to lose but we played well and created chances.”
Manager Billy Heath commented,
“Chorley will be tough opponents on Tuesday; they always are. Saturday was a typical season opening game. There wasn’t a lot of quality displayed on the pitch We did more than enough to have got a point so it is disappointing from that point of view. I can’t fault the players’ effort and attitude. We will pick ourselves up for Tuesday and, hopefully be properly rewarded for our effort and performance”
NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Louis Bruce, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Tim Taylor, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Nathan Hotte, Ryan Kendall, Tom Denton, Jamie Forrester, Ben Middleton, Ross Armstrong