The Skrill North
Saturday 14 September 2013
Solihull Moors 2 North Ferriby United 0
Ferriby will look back on this game and see is at least one point lost. The Villagers were made to pay for a string of missed chances and were also punished for mistakes in defence.
The first 30 minutes were fairly even with neither keeper having a great deal to do.
Solihull almost went ahead in the first minute. Gregg Anderson blocked a shot to give Moors a corner from which Stuart Pierpoint headed over the bar.
Aron Wint fired over from 20-yards before Ferriby had their first serious threat on goal. Nathan Peat fired 1 40-yard drive straight at home keeper Jas Singh. Shortly afterwards a Jamie Yates cross was taken by Singh under pressure from Nathan Jarman.
Ferriby began to exert some control in the final 15 minutes of the half and the always threatening Yates saw Sing produce a good save to his low shot.
Ferriby’s chances were limited as their passing game was not as sharp or clinical as it is often is. Too many passes went astray so promising moves came to nothing.
Solihull tended to aim the ball long using the strength and pace of Wint and Omar Bogle. Moors’ main threat came from set-pieces. Even so, Adam Nicklin had no saves of any significance to make.
Ferriby controlled much of the second-half despite not playing at their best. However they were made to pay for missed chances and defensive errors.
Nathan Jarman’s header from a Danny Hone cross was deflected for a corner. Yates took the kick and found Gregg Anderson whose downward header found Singh. The keeper’s throw found Yates who promptly fired it back but unfortunately for Ferriby the ball flew narrowly wide.
Ryan Kendall shot wide, King’s header went straight to Singh as did a Yates’ shot.
Kendall had a glorious chance after 60 minutes but his shot slid past the post as he placed it past the advancing Singh. The home keeper then produced a fine save from Jarman’s overhead kick.
Ferriby looked the likely winners at this point but the game changed in the 69th minute. Peat got in a tangle with Bogle and the referee awarded a penalty as the forward went down on the edge of the area. Bogle took the penalty himself and fired it beyond Nicklin’s despairing dive.
Five minutes later Solihull clinched the game. Gary Birch managed to evade Gregg Anderson’s challenge and his cross was headed in at the near post by jay Denny.
Ferriby went looking for a goal but, just as in the firs-half, passes went astray and attacks broke down
Moors were reduced to 10 men after 85 minutes when Ogle was sent-off for swinging his arm into Hone’s face whilst the ball was out of play.
Despite not being at their best, Ferriby deserved something from the game. They have learned that the Skrill North is going to be an unforgiving division. They have an early opportunity to bounce back when Workington visit the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Tuesday.
Manager Billy Heath was disappointed with the result, “We controlled much of the game and looked the likely winner for much of it. But you always think that missed chances will come back to haunt you and that is what happened today. We should have had something from the game but hopefully we will learn from today.”
NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson ( Matt Wilson 87), Nathan Peat, Liam King (Jon D’Laryea81), Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Danny Clarke (Ben Hunter 77), Russell Fry, Ryan Kendall, Nathan Jarman
Jamie Yates Subs not used: Antoni Pecora, Louis Bruce
Solihull Moors: Jas Singh, Junior English, Jordan Gough, Jay denny, Rob Elvins, Stuart Peirpoint, Peter Till (Michael Blackwood 84), Aron Wint (Gary Birch 62), Omar Bogle, Ryan Beswick (Reece Fleet 68), Darryl Knights. Subs not used: Dominic Langdon, Matt Birley