North Ferriby United v Histon
Saturday 18 January
Ferriby look to consolidate their position at the top of the Skrill North when Cambridgeshire side Histon visit the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Saturday. This is the first ever meeting between the two clubs.
Ferriby go in to the game on the back of 5 straight wins and they have kept clean sheets in the last four.
Histon are comfortably in 14th place in the Skrill North. Ferriby may well have to be patient if they are going to score. Histon appear to be fairly strong defensively but have scored a little over one goal a game. They lost 2-1 at home to struggling Worcester City in their last game.
The Villagers went two points clear the top of Skrill North after winning 2-0 at Leamington on Tuesday. This was a good win against a side that had beaten Ferriby’s promotion rivals Hednesford and Brackley at home. The game was played in poor weather conditions with rain and swirling wind throughout.
The Ferriby players showed their character and attitude. It was always going to be a tricky game after the exertions against Lincoln City in the Trophy but Ferriby showed patience and resilience and ran out worthy winners on the night.
Once again, the win showed that Ferriby have a number of players capable of scoring goals with defender Danny Hone and midfielder Liam King scoring either side of half-time.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath was pleased with the win at Leamington. “The conditions were difficult but we put in another good team performance. We will continue to take it one game at a time. It’s great to be in the position that we are but it’s the last day of the season that really counts.”
Heath will hopefully have a full squad to choose from but there are doubts about Danny Clarke (calf) and Dean Lisles (concussion).
NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Dean Lisles, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Matt Wilson, Jonathan D’Laryea, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall, Anthony Wilson, Dan Clayton, Paul Robson
Admission charges for the FA Trophy 4th Round game against Gosport Borough on 1st March will be the usual £10 and £5. All must pay as season passes are not valid for FA competitions.