Tuesday 8 October 2013
Vauxhall Motors 0 North Ferriby United 1
NFU: Anthony Wilson 58
Ferriby made it five wins on the run with this deserved victory at Vauxhall Motors. It was an entertaining with both teams looking to play positive football. Ferriby were generally in control and always carried the greater threat.
The Villagers got off to a bright start with Anthony Wilson heading just over from Jamie Yates’ first minute corner.
Motors were then denied goal-scoring chances through good defensive work from Gregg Anderson and then Liam King.
Ferriby threatened through King who was disposed as he burst in to the home penalty area. Nathan Jarman latched on to Russ Fry’s throughball but placed his shot wide of the advancing home keeper, Zac Jones.
Ferriby continued to press and a surging Dean Lisles run ended with some desperate defending denying both him and Anthony Wilson a shot on goal.
Yates was then denied by Jones who dived full-length to turn the striker’s shot on to the post. Yates and Danny Clarke continued to cause problems down both wings.
Jarman was unlucky to see a header from a Yates’ corner come back off the post with the keeper beaten.
Vauxhall tried to build their attacks through Tom Rutter and Karl Noon but created no clear chances as Ferriby defended well. Matty Kosylo twice shot over and Rutter headed wide without really threatening Ferriby keeper Adam Nicklin.
The second-half again saw Ferriby carry the greater threat and Motors were again restricted to half-chances as Ferriby closed them down in midfield and remained solid in defence. Nicklin did not actually have a shot to save in the second-half.
Ferriby almost doubled their lead in the opening minute of the half with Russ Fry’s low drive being held by Jones at the second attempt. Jones then dived to turn a Jarman effort for a corner.
The only goal of the game came after 58 minutes. A Yates corner found Anthony Wilson at the far post and his powerful downward header found the corner of the net.
Wilson thought he had a second goal eight minutes later. Wilson and Jones challenged for a high ball which the keeper dropped as he collided with Wilson who turned it into an empty goal.
The game continued end-to-end but Ferriby’s dominance in midfield and defence gave them a deserved victory.
Manager Billy Heath commented, “It was an absolutely fantastic performance. Our fitness are great and we still looked physically strong at the end of the game. We’ve had two great results after long journeys. We kept our shape and the players have great desire to win. The players gave that little bit extra tonight. To win two away games against difficult opponents without conceding a goal shiows the quality of our performances.”
NFU: Adam Nicklin, Dean Lisles (Mark Gray 73), Nathan Peat, Liam King, Matt Wilson, Gregg Anderson, Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson, Nathan Jarman Jamie Yates
Subs not used: Antoni Pecora, Jon D’Laryea, Ben Hunter Sam Belcher
Vauxhall Motors: Zac Jones, Stephen Wainwright, Tom Hannigan, Andy Nicholas, Karl Clair, Tom Rutte (Ashley Stott 76), Matthew Williams, Karl Noon, Dan Fearnehough Jordan Rugg 81), Maty Kosylo. Subs notused: Owen Davies, Gary Martindale, Craig Ellison