Shaw Lane Aquaforce v North Ferriby United
Saturday July, 3.00 pm
Ferriby travel to Barnsley to face Evostik South side Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Saturday for the first ever meeting between the two sides. This is the fifth of seven fixtures as The Villagers prepare for their third season in the National League North.
Shaw Lane have had a fairly quick rise through the levels over the last few year seasons. They will provide an interesting test for Billy Heath’s side.
Shaw lane will be something of an unknown quantity to The Villagers. This coming season will be Lane’s first in the Evostik One South following promotion from the Northern Counties East League at the end of last season.
Heath comments, “I’m pleased with way that pre-season games and training have gone so far. We have played well in all the games so far and I’m particularly pleased with our performances against Grimsby Town and Hull City.
“At this stage it is player performances and fitness that matter rather more than the results. These pre-season games provide an opportunity for all the players to gain match fitness and to stake a claim for the opening league match.
“Shaw Lane are an unknown quantity but they will be on a high after last season’s promotion.
As in the previous four games, Heath is likely to give a game to all his players at some stage as he continues the task of finding his line-up for the opening National League North match at Tamworth on August 8th.
NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Louis Bruce, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Tim Taylor, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Nathan Hotte, Ryan Kendall, Tom Denton, Jamie Forrester, Lewis Clarkson, Ben Middleton, Ross Armstrong