North Ferriby United v Leamington
Tuesday 10 December
Kick-off 7.45 pm
North Ferriby entertain mid-table Leamington on Tuesday knowing that a win will see them go top of the table. The visitors are having an inconsistent season but they will be cock-a-hoop after Saturday’s win at promotion chasing AFC Telford. Their win was one of a set of surprise results that saw promotion chasers lose.
Consequently, Ferriby’s point at home to Division leaders Solihull Moors saw The Villagers move up to second-place.
Ferriby will certainly not be underestimating Leamington. At this level there are no easy games and if a team is to be successful it needs to be at or near its best in every game. Consistency is going to be the key as games thick and fast over the next month.
Ferriby played some good football against Solihull and, perhaps, should have won. The first-half saw the two teams cancel out each other. Solihull’s goal just on half-time was the result of top scorer latching-on to a long clearance and placing the ball past Adam Nicklin. The home keeper only had one actual save to make as Ferriby’s defence handled Solihull’s long-ball with confidence.
Ferriby controlled the second-half and thoroughly deserved their equaliser from Anthony Wilson. Despite their pressure, The Villagers could not find a match-winning goal.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath was reasonably happy with Saturday’s result, “I thought we did enough win. The first-half was pretty even but we turned the game round in the second-half and put them under pressure after we equalised. However, I’m pleased with the point.”
Heath should have a full squad to choose from apart from Dean Lisles and Mark Gray who are both injured.
NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Matt Wilson, Jonathan D’Laryea, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Anthony Wilson, Nathan Jarman, Ben Hunter, Jamie Yates, Ryan Kendall
Press Officer NFU