Vanarama National League North
North Ferriby United v Corby Town
Saturday 3 October 2015
Kick-off 3.00 pm
Ferriby return to league action on Saturday when Corby Town visit the Eon Visual Media Stadium.
The game also marks the opening of Ferriby’s new club shop. It will be officially opened by Bill Heath and Bobby Carroll at 1.30 pm. To celebrate the shop opening, admission prices fo r Saturday’s gamehave been halved. Adult admission is £6, concessions £3 and under-16s £1.50.
Both Corby and The Villagers had midweek FA Cup replays and had contrasting fortunes. Ferriby had a fairly comfortable win against Newton Aycliffe but Corby lost 2-1 at Northern Premier League side Rushall Olympic.
Ferriby gave a very disciplined and professional performance in beating Aycliffe 3-0. The visitors lost their discipline to some extent in the final 25 minutes and had five players booked. They were, perhaps rather fortunate to not have anyone dismissed. It was to Ferriby’s credit that they refused to respond in a similar fashion. Instead, The Villagers let their football do the talking.
The Villagers go in to Saturday’s game unbeaten in 12 games and will be looking to extend that sequence against a Corby side that has had a mixed start to the season. The visitors have won two and drawn five of their opening games. Four of those draws have come in five away games. Corby have the second worse defensive record in the division but they have been scoring consistently.
The sides have met before with Ferriby winning an FA Trophy replay in November 2011. Russ Fry was one of Ferriby’s scorers that day.
Manager Billy Heath commented,
“We now have to re-focus on league games after Tuesday’s cup win. I was delighted with the way the palyers reacted against Aycliffe, We kept our heads and continued to play football. There is no doubt thatwe deserved our win.
“Corby will provide a tough test on Saturday. They are clearly capable of scoring goals and we will need to be on our game defensively. Their away form looks good but they have conceded a fair number of goals and we need to capitalise on that.”
Ferriby go into the game without a recognised striker. Ryan Kendall is still injured and Tom Denton sits out the first of a three game for his sending-off at Telford. Also missing is central defender Danny Hone. It will be interesting to see who Heath plays as his strikers as he has a few options.
NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Louis Bruce, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Tim Taylor, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Nathan Hotte, Jamie Forrester, Ben Middleton, Ross Armstrong