Brigg Town 0 North Ferriby United 5
Danny Emerton 14, 61; Tom Corner 15; Tim Taylor 23; Tom Denton 84
This was another controlled and dominant performance by Ferriby in hot and humid conditions.
One again, The Villagers exerted control in midfield throughout the game and the defence was rarely seriously threatened. Good movement down the wings created a large number of opportunities and there was some clinical finishing.
The game was settled as early as the 23rd minute when Ferriby secured a three goal lead. Jon D’Laryea and Tom Corner both went close before Ferriby took a 14th minute lead. Danny Emerton’s exquisitely timed run saw him latch-on to Nathan Jarman’s pass and with time and space Emerton took the ball round home keeper Jody Barford before slotting home.
Within a minute The Villagers had doubled their lead when Corner rose at the far post to head home Emerton’s cross.
Eight minutes later the game was all but over. Tim Taylor picked-up the ball in midfield and cut inside brfore picking his spot to fire past Barford from 25-yards.
Chances came and went as Ferriby continued to dominate and Brigg were forced into some last-ditch defending.
Ferriby keeper had little to do, taking a couple of crosses and clearing a couple of long balls.
Mark Gray went close for Ferriby and Corner saw a shot cleared from just in front of the line. With the half closing, Barford saved from Jarman, Corner and Emerton.
Brigg’s only real attempt on goal was a shot from Leigh Hutchinson that was blocked by Hone just inside the area.
As in the two earlier games, Ferriby manager Billy Heath made many changes at half-time. These did not affect Ferriby’s control but the tempo dropped as the half progressed in quite humid conditions.
Just as in the first-half, Ferriby rained-in shots on the Brigg goal. It took 16 minutes for the fourth goal which came after Dan Clayton’s persistence down the left-side enabled him to cross for Emerton to score from close-in.
Nick Ranwnsley almost made it five when he had a one-on-one with substitute keeper Ryan Musslewhite but the ball slid agonisingly wide
A fifth goal was always likely and it came from Ton Denton who sprang the off-side trap to slide the ball home.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, “It was another pleasing performance. We were strong and disciplined all over the field, scored some good goals, created plenty of chances and kept a clean sheet.”
Brigg Town: Jody Barford (Ryan Musslewhite 45); Zak Cowling ; Josh Freeman (Conor Southern 16); Brett Lucas; Scott Hellewell, Jack Bowskin (Steve Wright 65), Aaron Raymond (Daniel Kingsley 72), Anthony Bowsley (Phil Jackman 45); Josh Nichol, Leigh Hutchinson, Laurence McKay
NFU: Antoni Pecora (Adam Nicklin 45), Dean Lisles (Louis Bruce 45), Josh Wilde (Matt Kingston 45), Jon D’Laryea (Liam King 62), Danny Hone (Gregg Anderson 76), Mark Gray (Matty Wilson 72), Danny Emerton (Jamie Yates 64), Russ Fry (Nick Rawnsley 45) Tom Corner (Tom Denton 45), Nathan Jarman (Dan Clayton 45), Tim Taylor 45),