Vanarama National League North
Stockport County v NFU
Tuesday 18 August Kick-off 7.45 pm
Ferriby travel to Edgeley Park on Tuesday to face Stockport County. The Hatters are one of only two teams to have won all three of their opening games. However, Ferriby will be up for the challenge as they have played well in their opening games and could have had more than the four points they have gained.
Ferriby have produced some good football in their opening fixtures and have looked composed and organised. They have created plenty of scoring opportunities and have looked likely winners all three games.
Saturday’s game against Solihull saw The Villagers concede an added time equaliser. The draw, in the end, was a fair result but Ferriby were left ruing a string of missed opportunities in the first-half. Had they scored the three goals they probably deserved, it is doubtful that Moors would have responded as well as they did in the second-half.
Ferriby have won their two previous fixtures at Stockport. They will not be daunted by a large and vociferous home crowd.
County won 1-0 at AFC Telford on Saturday and will want to maintain their 100 per cent start. If Ferriby can display their current form they could well frustrate County and their fans.
Manager Billy Heath commented,
“Solihull will provide a tough challenge on Saturday. They have started well with two wins and are obviously scoring goals.
“Saturday’s result was disappointing. We had done in the first-half to put the game to bed. However, we are playing well defensively, the midfield is creating chances and our two strikers are making life difficult fo the opposition defenders.
“County will be tough but we have shown in the past that clubs with big reputations and large crowds do not daunt us. In fact, the players often get a big lift in those situations. The pressure is all on ounty on Tuesday. They have started well.”
Ferriby will be without central defender Danny Hone who was taken off with a knee injury against Solihull.. Curtis bateson should be fit to return but Liam King is a doubt as he recovers from a ligament injury.
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, Jamie Forrester, Ben Middleton, Ross Armstrong