Vanarama Conference North
Oxford City v North Ferriby United
Tuesday 3 Februry 2015 ; KO 7.45 pm
Ferriby are in league action on Tuesday when they travel to Oxford City
The Villagers are currently in 8th position in the Vanarama Conference North, one points and three places ahead of Oxford.
With both sides just outside the final promotion play-off spot, a win is vital to both if they are to remain serious play-off contenders. Ferriby have won four and drawn three of their last seven games. Oxford beat Tamworth 1-0 at Oxford on Saturday to end a run of three successive league defeats
Ferriby are in a buoyant mood at the moment with a second successive FA Trophy quarter-final beckoning on Saturday. They will, however, have to put thoughts of this to the back of their minds. They will play either Ebbsfleet ot Braintree on Saturday 7th March at the Eon Visual Media Stadium. The sides replay on Tuesday with the game played to a finish.
Ferriby were well worth their win over Worcester City on Saturday. To score three goals without reply against a team that had the second best defensive record in the division is no mean feat. Ferriby controlled much of the first-half and virtually dominated the second. The Villagers score three good goals and this was backed-up by a strong defensive performance. Loan-signing Sam Topliss fitted-in well at right-back.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, “Once again, we have to put the Trophy behind for this week. Saturday’s win edged us up the table and we are still determined to claim a play-off spot. Oxford are in a similar position to ourselves and will be equally determined to gain the points.
“Saturday’s performance (against Worcester) was a really good all-round team performance and we certainly deserved the win. In fact, we could have won by more.”
Apart from the injured Danny Emerton and Nathan Jarman, Heath will have his full squad to select from
NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Sam Topliss, Louis Bruce, Josh Wilde, Nathan Peat, Mark Gray, Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Russell Fry, Tom Denton, Ryan Kendall, Jason St Juste, Danny Clarke, Curtis Bateson, Matt Wilson