Vanarama National League North
North Ferriby United v Nuneaton Town
Saturday 31October 2015
Kick-off 2.00 pm
Ferriby will need to put the disappointment of Wednesday’s penalty shoot-out defeat behind them when they travel to Nuneaton Town on Saturday. Despite being the better team in both ties against Stalybridge, The Villagers could not find the goal that would take them through.
It is rather ironic that they lost on penalties because they had very good penalty claims turned-down in both games. Games are won and lost on such fine decisions.
Saturday’s game will kick-off at 2pm as Nuneaton have a problem with their floodlights. This will be Ferriby’s first visit to Nuneaton.
This will be the side’s second meeting in three weeks. That first game saw The Villagers win 2-1 at The Eon Visual Media Stadium in the FA Cup Third Round Qualifying. No doubt Nuneaton will be looking to gain some sort of revenge for that defeat.
Officially, Wednesday’s game was a draw as the result is based on the score at the end of extra-time. It will not feel like that to The Villagers but it does extend their unbeaten run to 17 games.
Nuneaton are third in the Vanarama national League North. They are five points and five places above Ferriby and have played one more game. A win for The Villagers would be a big boost as they look to climb in to the play-off spots.
Nuneaton have won three of their home games, drawing two and losing two. Ferriby have won one, lost one and drawn four of their away fixtures. The Villagers are the division’s top scorers
“I’m obviously disappointed to have lost on Wednesday. We did enough to win in both games. Some crucial decisions went against us and that is hard to take. They contributed to being knocked-out. Not only has the result seen the club lose money, it has also denied the players an opportunity to play in the FA Cup First Round in a local derby.
“Now we have to focus on the Nuneaton game and continue our progress in the league. Our Cup match three weeks ago showed that they are a good team and this will be another tough game. I won’t need to motivate the players because they will be fired-up following Wednesday night.”
Ferriby will be without central defender Danny Hone. Nathan Hotte could be fit enough to return to the squad.
NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Louis Bruce, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Tim Taylor, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Nathan Hotte, Ryan Kendall, Tom Denton, Ben Middleton, Ross Armstrong
Nuneaton Admission Prices (League Games):
Adults (Aged 17 and over) £13, Young People (Aged 11 to 16) £3, Children (Aged 10 and under) FREE - but must be accompanied by an adult.
Transfer to the Main Stand seats, if required, is an additional £2 which is paid within the ground.
Available on site - £2 for Cars, £5 for Minibuses and £10 for Coaches.
Parking is also available on the adjacent industrial estate but please be careful not to block any of the business entrances.