Vanarama Conference North
North Ferriby United v Leamington
Tuesday 7th October 2014 ; KO 7.45pm
Ferriby entertain Leamington at the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Tuesday in a Vanarama Conference North game.
Ferriby will be searching for a win. The Villagers have drawn two of their last six league games and have dropped to tenth after a good start to the season.
There is a sense of frustration at the moment because the team is playing good football. They are not being outplayed by opponents and in all their games they are creating more goal-scoring opportunities than the opposition.
For whatever reason, the goals are just not coming. Opposing goalkeepers are making a series of outstanding saves and the goal posts and bar are taking a hammering at times.
Saturday’s game at Fylde was a good example of Ferriby’s luck. In the dying minutes Tom Denton’s header hit the inside of the post and bounced on to the keeper who knew nothing about before he was able to pick it up. Liam King also hit the crossbar and home keeper Ben Hinchliffe made two very good saves from goal-bound shots.
Ferriby are making very few mistakes but the goals they have conceded recently have tended to stem from an error. This adds to the sense of frustration
Ferriby manager Billy Heath comments, “It’s obviously disappointing to not be winning more often when we are playing well and matching, or bettering our opponents, in terms of football. We make very few errors but seem to be getting punished when we do. It’s all a bit frustrating. I would be more concerned if we were not creating plenty of chances, and at some point the goals will come.”
Leamington come in to Tuesday’s game a point and one place above Ferriby. They have won five, drawn one and lost five of their league games. As with all games in the Vanarama Conference North, this promises to be another challenging but entertaining game.
Danny Emerton’s injury is taking longer to heal than expected and he will not be available. New signing Jason St Juste will make his home debut following a promising performance at Fylde on Saturday.
NFU’s probable squad : Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Nathan Peat, Danny Hone, Matt Wilson, Gregg Anderson, Mark Gray, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Russell Fry, Nathan Jarman, Tom Denton, Tom Corner, Dan Clayton, Louis Bruce, Jason St Juste