The Skrill North
Tuesday 25th March 2014
Workington 3 North Ferriby United 3
Scorers: NFU: Liam King 13; Danny Clarke 63; Nathan Jarman 86
Workington: Scott Allison28, 70; Godwin Abadaki 81
A draw was a fair result in an entertaining game that saw Workington’s performance belied their league position.
Ferriby will be disappointed to have drawn after twice taking the lead but could have few complaints with the final result.
Workington played some skilfulf ast-paced attacking football and showed determination in defence and midfield. They unsettled Ferriby at times with their movement and passing. Equally, Ferriby, especially in the second-half had times when they looked the likely winners.
Ferriby opened brightly but they had an early warning when Pecora parry had to a low drive from Ben McKenna. Immediately afterward, Josef Jackson was played in on the left and fired narrowly wide of the far post.
Ferriby went close through Liam King before the same player opened the scoring after 13 minutes. Good work by Anthony Wilson saw his first shot blocked by home keeper Daniel Nizic but Wilson squared the rebound to King who scored from close range.
A this point it was mainly The Villagers on the attack with King, twice, and Mark Gray having on-target efforts.
Gradually, Workington played themselves back in to the game and equalised after 28 minutes. A good move ended with McKenna finding Scott Allison who scored from close range.
The remainder of the half was fairly even with Jarman going close on two occasions for Ferriby Stephen Hindmarch heading narrowly past Pecora’s right-hand post following a corner.
Ferriby had the better of the second-half but Workington remained dangerous on the break and they capitalised on this twice as the half progressed.
Ferriby went close three times in the first five minutes. Danny Hone saw one header loop over the bar and another hit the bar before going out of play. In between these, Danny Clarke had a goal-bound shot deflected for a corner.
Pecora then did well to save a low shot from Godwin Abdaki efore Ferriby threatened again.
King and Hone went close before Cl;arke fired Ferriby in front for the second time after 63 minutes. King’s 18 yard drive was blocked and went to Clarke who fired home.
The goal spurred Workington and they had their best spell of the half. First, Pecora saved at Abadaki’s feet then he dived to make a one-handed save from Jackson. The resulting corner eventually reached Allison who hit home his second goal of the evening after 70 minutes.
Eleven minutes later Workington took the lead. Abadaki picked-up a loose ball and scored with a low shot just inside Pecora’s right-hand post.
Ferriby showed their character and pressed for the equaliser which came after 86 minutes . Jamie Yates’ free-kick was met at the far post by Hone who headed across goal to Jarman who scored with a close-range header.
The closing minutes of the game saw both sides look for a winning goal but both had to be content with a point.
Manager Billy Heath commented, “ It was a double edged sword tonight It is always disappointing to score goals away from home and not win. The players showed their resolve to score a late equaliser and we could have won it at the end.”
iClarke, Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson (Ryan Kendall 40), Nathan Jarman,Nathao equaliase and we cn Peat, r resolve tSubs not used:, Adam Nicklin, Lewis McMahon, Dean Lisles,
Workington: Daniel Nizic, Valter Fernandes, Sam Smith, Kyle May, D’Arcy O’Connor, Stephen Hindmarch, Scott Allison (Anthony Wright 89), David Lynch, Josef Jackson, Godwin Abadaki Ben McKenna Subs not used: Ben Hoskin, Jonny Jamieson, Bruno Fernandes.Jamie Street