Buxton 1 NFU 4 (FAC 2Q)

FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Saturday 28 September 2013

Buxton  1 North Ferriby United   4
Scorers: NFU: Nathan Jarman 2, Jamie Yates 71, Anthony Wilson 79, Liam King 81
Buxton: Lee Morris 61p

Ferriby moved in to the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup with what was, in the end a comfortable win over Buxton. A three-goal salvo in ten minutes late in the second-half after Buxton had been reduced to 10-men gave Ferriby victory.

The game got off to an explosive start. In the second minute, Buxton’s Craig King fired in a shot at Ferriby which was held by Ferriby keeper Adam Nicklin. His smart throw to Jamie Yates sent the midfielder hurtling down the left wing. Yates’ cross was left by Liam King to allow Nathan Jarman to fire home an unstoppable drive from 16 yards.

Both sides kept probing forward but with passes being over-hit or finding opponents there were few chances. Former Ferriby striker Lee morris saw a looping header held by Nicklin following a short spell of pressure by the home side.

Ferriby gradually began to exert a little bit of control but were unable to create any clear-cut chances as Buxton defended stubbornly.

At the other end, a timely tackle from former Buxton favourite Gregg Anderson denied Leon Osborne a scoring opportunity as Buxton broke quickly after a spell of Ferriby pressure.

Ferriby deserved their half-term lead despite not being at their best.

Buxton almost equalised after 47 minutes but Nicklin made a flying save to hold Osbornes’s shot.

The Villagers then lifted their game but were still some way short of their best. Home keeper Andy Warrington made a superb one-handed save to turn Yates’ 30-yard drive for a corner. Shortly after Dean Lisles fired wide.

Buxton equalised somewhat against the run-of-play after 61 minutes. Matt Wilson was adjudged to have Luke Dean in the area. It seemed a “soft” decision with no appeals from Buxton for a penalty. Morris hammered the penalty beyond Nicklin’s despairing dive.

Ferriby were beginning to show more urgency and Gained their reward after 71 minutes. Jack Broadhead was sent-off for two cautions after two fouls on Jarman within two minutes of each other. Yates curled the second free-kick past Warrington to compound Buxton’s misery.

Ferriby clinched the game eight minutes later. King battled hard to win the ball then set-up Anthony Wilson to score from close-range.

Two minutes later King himself was on the scoresheet with his 20-yard right-foot volley giving Warrington no chance.

Ferriby deserved the win. They created more opportunities and their finishin was clinical. Buxton kept probing forward but struggled to offer a serious threat thanks to solid work by Ferriby’s defence and midfield.

Manager Billy Heath commented, “I was pleased with the result but we were not at our best today. Our passing game was below our usual standard and that made life awkward for us. However, we defended well and scored four good goals. As always with the FA Cup, It’s the result that matters more than the performance.”

NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Liam King, Matt Wilson, Gregg Anderson, Dean Lisles (Ben Hunter 80), Russell Fry (Jon D’Laryea 61), Ryan Kendall (Anthony Wilson 49, Nathan Jarman Jamie Yates
Subs not used: Antoni Pecora, Sam Belcher

Buxton: Andy Warrington, Grant Black, Charlie Johnson, Steve Istead, Jack Broadhead, Ash Palmer, Matt Thornhill (Luke Dean 59), Derek Niven, Lee Morris, Leon Osborne (Tim Ryan 71), Craig King. Subs not used: Marke Reed, Neil Stevens, Liam Wilson, John Stanway

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