Worksop Town 0 North Ferriby United 3
Nathan Jarman 23, 38p; Russell Fry 48
This was a thoroughly professional and controlled performance by Ferriby who ran out as comfortable winners.
Ferriby were on top for most of the game. Town threatened on few occasions in the first half and did not have one serious attempt on goal in the second.
Ferriby's first chance came after six minutes with Anthony Wilson heading wide fromJason Yates' corner.
Worksop responded with a 35-yard free-kick from Josh Davies that flew past the top corner.
Ferriby began to up the tempo and Yates saw his free-kick held by the keeper. A good move involving Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson and danny Clarke ended with a cross that Nathan jarman could not quite reach
Jarman did not have long to wait for his next opportunity. After 23 minutes he volleyed home paul Robson's beautifully flighted cross.
Mitch Husbands drew a good diving save from Nicklin who beat away his 22-yard free-kick.
Yates was proving a real handful to worksop with his pace, control and passing and he provided a good opportunity for Wilson. Sadly, his shot on the turn came back off the bar with former Ferriby keeper Ben Hallam well-beaten.
A mazy Danny Clarke run saw him brought down in the area in the 38th minute and Jarman sent Hallam the wrong way from the penalty.
Worksop's last threat of the game came just before half-time when Tom Denton curled a 30-yard shot wide of the top corner.
It says a lot for the work put-in by Ferriby's defence that Worksop's only three serious attempts on goal came from outside the area.
Ferriby clinched the game after 48 minutes when Fry headed home from a couple of yards out after Ben Hunter chipped the ball across.
As Ferriby continued to press, Liam King shot straight at the keeper.
Danny Hone came close to scoring twice in the 54th minute. His header from Hunter's corner was cleared off the line to Hunter and his cross was headed over by Hone.
Ferriby totally controlled the second-half and Manager Billy Heath made regular changes to give match time to all his players. This included a welcome return for Dean Lisles who had been out for six months following a broken ankle.
Kendall, Sam Belcher, Tom Chippendale and Louis Kirk all went close for The Villagers.
Heath was pleased with the performance but knows that Scunthorpe United will provide a stermer test on Saturday. Assistant manager Mark Carroll commented, "We are progressing well to what will be our normal playing level but we will be there by the start of the season. It was pleasing to see that the substitutions in the second-half saw us keep the same control and tempo we had in the first-half."
Worksop Town: Ben Hallam (Liam Flynn 57), Brad Kilburn (Nick Hague), Phil Roe, Josh Davies(Ales Pursehouse), Laurence Gaughan, Ker Miller (Ellis Wall), Nathan Modest ( Tom Mullen 51), Shane Clarke, Tom Denton (Kyle Jordan 65) Leon Mettam (Conor Higginson), Mitch Husbands. Sub not used: Jono Walufa
NFU: Adam Nicklin (Antoni Pecora 55), Paul Robson (Dean Lisles 75), Nathan Peat (Henry Gill 69), Liam King (Louis Kirk 63), , Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone (Sam Belcher 61), Danny Clarke (Ben Hunter 45, Tom Chippendale 78)), Russell Fry (Louis Bruce 74), Anthony Wilson (Nathan Jarman 72), Nathan Jarman (Ryan Kendall 45), Jamie Yates Tim Taylor (71),