North Ferriby United v Hull City
East Riding Senior Sup Semi-Final
Eon Visual Media Stadium
Tuesday 18th March
Kick-Off 7.30 pm
Ferriby and Hull City meet in the semi-final of the East Riding Senior Cup at the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Tuesday. The game kicks-off at the slightly earlier time of 7.30 pm. Admission is £3 and £1 for concessions. Everybody must pay at the gate. There will be the usual catering and bar facilities.
The East Riding Senior Cup is the most minor of the competitions Ferriby and City compete for but both sides will be taking the game seriously. The usual carrot of an appearance at the KC Final in the Final is missing this year as the KC Stadium will not be available.
City are likely to play a mixture of their Reserve and development sides. Ferriby manager Billy Heath will ring the changes with his small squad to give pitch time to a number of players.
Predicting the outcome of these games is always difficult. In many respects, Ferriby will have more playing experience than their counterparts. This can be counterbalanced by City having the benefit of a full-time squad.
Whatever the line-ups, an entertaining game is in prospect with both sides vying for a place in the Final against either Bridlington Town or Beverley Town who alo play their semi-final on Tuesday.
Ferriby will be buoyed-up by Saturday’s win over Worcester City to stay top of the Skrill North. This was a tremendous performance by The Villagers. They played the final 48 minutes with only 10 men following the harsh dismissal of Danny Clarke. However, they produced a second-half performance that saw them dominate the visitors and Mark Gray’s late strike secured all three points. The performance underlines the quality and resilience that is in this Ferriby team.
Heath will definitely be without the injured Adam Nicklin, Gregg Anderson and Jon D’Laryea on Saturday. He will add Louis Bruce and Tim Taylor to his squad
NFU from: Antoni Pecora, Paul Robson, Josh Wilde, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Matt Wilson, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall, Anthony Wilson, Jamie Yates, Lewis McMahon, Danny Emerton, Tim Taylor, Louis Bruce