Vanarama Conference North
North Ferriby United v Oxford City
Saturday 1 November 2014 ; KO 3.00 pm
Ferriby entertain Oxford City at the Eon Visual media Stadium in the Vanarama Conference North on Saturday. Ferriby Manager Billy Heath will be looking for a big response from his players after the disappointment of last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Warrington.
Oxford are currently in fifth place whilst The Villagers lie 11th in the Vanarama Conference North. Strangely for a team in fifth place, Oxford have a negative goal difference. They have scored 30 goals but conceded 32 in their 16 league games so far. Somewhat unusually for a no-league side, Oxford have around five Spaniards in their squad.
Oxford’s results have been a real mix. They have lost 8-1 at home to AFC Fylde but won 7-2 at Boston United. They also won 5-0 at Bradford. Oxford have lost their last three league games.
The Vanarama Conference North is a very competitive league but Ferriby have shown that when they are on form they are a match for any side in the division. Ferriby have lost only one of their last five league games. Heath will be hoping his side can win on Saturday and kick-start The Villagers bid to reach the top five. Ferriby won both of last season’s games against Oxford but both matches were close.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath comments, “It was disappointing performance at Warrington. We didn’t really get into the game at any time. We only exerted pressure at the end and that was far too late.
We now have to pick ourselves and concentrate on moving-up the table to challenge for a top five spot.”
Heath is not one for making massive changes to his line-ups but there are likely to be some changes following last Saturday’s performance at Warrington.
Danny Emerton is still injured and sees a specialist for a scan this coming Monday. Jason St Juste will return to the squad after being ineligible for last Saturday’s FA Cup game. He is likely to replace Dan Clayton who has been transfer-listed, as has defender Dean Lisles.
NFU’s probable squad : Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Nathan Peat, Matt Wilson, Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Russell Fry, Nathan Jarman, Tom Denton, Tom Corner, Louis Bruce, Jason St Juste, Jamie Yates