North Ferriby United v FC United of Manchester
Evostik Northern Premier League Premier Division
Tuesday 23rd October 2012 KO 7.45 pm
League leaders Ferriby defend a ten game unbeaten league run when FC United of Manchester visit the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Tuesday. The Villagers have won nine and drawn one of these games. Ferriby are the Division's top scorers and also have the meanest defence. The goal difference is an amazing 19 goals.
FC United are currently in mid-table but have only played nine league games due to their FA Cup run which ended on Saturday. Like Ferriby, FC United generally try to play an open game so Tuesday's game has the makings of an entertaining encounter. FC United have been something of a bogey team for Ferriby but given his side's current form Manager Billy Heath will be looking for his side to get a result.
The Villagers have long been known as an attractive attacking team but have often been let down by defensive frailties. This season they have a defence that is skilful but also has a great physical presence.
Heath was delighted with his team's display at Stafford, "It was a gutsy, gritty, determined and professional performance. We played them out of the game after the first 20 minutes."
Striker Gary Bradshaw is available after his one match suspension and hopes to have recovered from the neck injury he received at Grantham last Tuesday. Paul Foot is likely to be out for another two weeks due to injury. Nathan Peat picked-up a slight leg strain at Stafford but should be fir for Tuesday.
Ferriby squad: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Steve Gardner, Dean Lisles, Mark Gray, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Chris Bolder, Ryan Williams, Jack Muldoon, Ryan Kendall, Gary Bradshaw, Ben Hunter, Steve Ridley