Barton Town OB v NFU (PSF)

Barton Town Old Boys 0 North Ferriby United 2

Pre Season Friendly

Thursday 11 July 2013

Ferriby were comfortable winners in their first pre-season fixture.

Ferriby stunned Barton by taking the lead in the first minute. Anthony Wilson found space on the right and his cross was met by Liam King who had ghosted in from midfield to score from close-range.

Ferriby controlled the first half as Barton found it difficult to cope with The Villagers' pace and movement. Ryan Kendall, Jamie Yates and King all went close before Wilson scored Ferriby's second after 20 minutes. The striker raced on to Danny Clarkes low through-ball and beat a defender before firing low past home keeper Jody Barford.

Ferriby continued to press and created chances. Barford saved well from King. A Wilson cross evaded both King and Kendall as they raced into the area. Wilson stole the ball off Gary Barlow but shot wide from 20 yards.

Barford did well to hold Russell Fry's overhead kick. Fry then flighted a free-kick towards Wilson who headed narrowly wide.

Barton's only serious threat of the half came when Danny birch fired a 25-yard free-kick at Adam Nicklin.

The second-half was a different game. Manager Billy Heath fielded a completely different eleven to give the rest of his squad 45 minutes playing time. Given that most of the players had not played together before, it was not surprising that the performance was a little disjointed.

Ferriby created some chances with Ben Hunter, Tim Taylor and Nathan Jarman prominent in The Villager's attacks.

However it was Barton who came closest to scoring Craig palmer hit the post and Sam Belcher cleared the rebound. Antoni Pecora then turned Alec Sherwood's low drive for a corner.

Manager Billy Heath commented, "I thought we were impressive in the first-half and could have been further ahead at half-time. We played some very good football on a good playing surface. The second half was an opportunity to play the rest of the squad and a number of our younger players. Consequently, the performance was a bit disjointed. It was good to win, keep a clean sheet and get through the game without any injuries.

NFU (First half): Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Liam King, Gregg Anderson, Matty Wilson,  Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson, Ryan Kendall, Jamie Yates

NFU (Second half) Antoni Pecora, Louis Bruce, Sam Belcher, Danny Hone, Henry Gill, Louis Mobbs, Louis Kirk,  Ally Benson  (Ryan Kendall),  Nathan Jarman, Tim Taylor,  Ben Hunter

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