North Ferriby United v Ossett Albion
FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 22 September 2012 KO 3.00 pm
North Ferriby United entertain Evos-stik Division One North side Ossett Albion in the Second qualifying Round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Ossett are struggling at the bottom end of the table and Ferriby will start clear favourites. However, Ferriby manager Billy Heath will be reminding his side against complacency. He knows that Ossett will try to make life as difficult as possible for Ferriby and that it is likely to be a challenging afternoon.
All clubs at this level like to make progress in the Cup. Winning means not only progress to the next round but the prize money also provides a welcome boost to club finances.
Ferriby go in to this game on the back of five wins and a draw against Whitby in midweek. Whitby were battered for most of the game but Ferriby did not score until the final minute to salvage a point.
As Heath commented, "We had shooting chances but we didn't manage to get enough shots on target. Credit to the players for keeping-on going right to the end and getting the equaliser.
Ferriby will have to get used to the fact that teams will visit the Rapid solicitors Stadium intent on frustrating The Villagers passing game. Ferriby are going to have to remain composed rather than get frustrated on these occasions.
Nobody can deny the spirit that is now in this team. Last Saturday at Kendal they conceded two goals but on each occasion they themselves scored within a couple of minutes of conceding. On Tuesday they fully deserved Jack Muldoon's added-time equaliser.
Striker Lee Morris has left Ferriby to sign for Premier Division rivals Buxton.
Ferriby squad: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Dean Lisles, Nathan Peat, Paul Foot, Gregg Anderson, Gary Bradshaw, Russell Fry, Lee Morris, Danny Clarke, Mark Gray, Jack Muldoon, Liam King, Ryan Kendall, Timothy Taylor Chris Bolder, Ben Hunter, Ryan Williams, Steve Gardner, Steve Ridley, Danny Clarke.
Supporters are reminded that season passes are not valid for this game. Admission charges are £9 (£5 concessions) and £2 for under-16s.