Vanarama Conference North
Solihull Moors v North Ferriby United
Tuesday 17th March 2015 ; KO 7.45 pm
Ferriby make a quick return to the Midlands for a Vanarama Conference North fixture on Tuesday when they play Solihull Moors.
The reverse league fixture at the Eon Visual Media Stadium in September saw Solihull win 3-1. Ferriby were not at their best in that game but Solihull deserved the win on the day.
That game saw Solihull begin a good run in the league but they have fallen away since Christmas and are now likely to finish mid-table after once looking like a decent bet for the play-offs.
Solihihull have lost their last four games and sixteen in total in the league. Goals have been in relatively short supply since Christmas, though they did score three at leaders Barrow and four against Worcester.
The Villagers are currently in 11th position in the Vanarama Conference North. The Villagers have an outside opportunity of making the play-ffs but it is unlikely despite winning the last two games. However, Ferriby will still be aiming to finish as high as possible. Ferriby have to play a number of the promotion hopefuls so they could have a big influence on the promotion race.
The win at Hednesford on Saturday was a disciplined and professional performance against one of the promotion chasers. Keys Park is never an easy place to get a result but Ferriby certainly deserved Saturday’s win. They were helped, to some extent, by Hednesford having to play the final 60 minutes with 10 men following Darren Campion’s red card for a challenge that could have caused a serious injury to Danny Clarke’s head.
Ferriby did go a goal behind but equalised before the sending-off and looked to be in control and the more dangerous. Clarke had scored the equaliser and second-half goals from Adam Bolder and Nathan Jarman sealed the win. Bolder’s penaty was his first goal for the club.
Assistant Manager Mark Carroll commented, It was a very good all-round performance against a good side. We started the better side despite conceding an early goal.
"Everybody contributed to today's win. The players have produced outstanding performances in the last two games and they are giving Billy and myself plenty of playing options.”
Adam Nicklin is still injured and Nathan Peat is suspended. Otherwise, Heath should have a full squad to choose from. He may make a few changes to give all his squad an opportunity to stake a claim for the FA Trophy Final squad. It will also give all the players an opportunity to gain match-time and maintain fitness ahead of Wembley.
NFU from: Jonathan Hedge, Tom Nicholson, Sam Topliss, Louis Bruce, Josh Wilde, Mark Gray, Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Tom Denton, Ryan Kendall, Jason St Juste, Danny Clarke, Russ Fry, Curtis Bateson, Matt Wilson, Danny Emerton
FA Trophy Final tickets are only available online from the FA at http://ticketing.thefa.com/
Further details are available on the club website http://www.northferribyunited.com/
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