Frickley Ath 1 NFU 4 (FA Trophy 1Q)

FA Trophy First Qualifying Round
Frickley Athletic  1   North Ferriby United   4

A stunning three-goal salvo in the final four minutes saw Ferriby home in a testing FA Trophy tie.

The game had started rather scrappily as both sides found it hard to keep possession.

Frickley almost went ahead after two minutes when Adam Nicklin  fumbled a low cross. The ball bounced towards the line off Dean Lisles who was able to recover and scoop the ball clear.

Frickley had slightly more possession but neither team created a significant chance. Ferriby started to impost themselves midway through the first half. Chris Bolder's cross was flapped away by Frickley keeper Tom Woodhead. The keeper then saved Danny Clarke's 18 yard drive at the second attempt.

Ferriby fell behind after 31 minutes when Clarke handled in the area. Gavin Allott fired home the penalty that Adam Nicklin almost saved.

This spurred Ferriby anf they drew level through a penalty of their own after 39 minutes. Luke Jeffs was sent-off for elbowing Gary Bradshaw and Ryan Williams sent Woodhead the wrong way from the spot.

Woodhead rescued Frickley twice just before half-time. He saved from Clarke then made a fine one-handed save from Bolder's 18-yard drive.

Ferriby began the second-half well. They played the ball with confidence and tried yo use the spac e to draw-out Frickley.

Clear-cut chances were limited. Mark Gray saw his shot deflected for a corner then Woodhead took Williams cross as Bradshaw and Jack Muldoon closed in for the kill.

Clarke and Bolder went close but it looked as if the game might end in a draw.

Ferriby's patience was rewarded in the 86th minute. Woodhead saved one-handed from Bolder. The ball was partially cleared to Nathan Peat who fired home a low shot from 25 yards.

Two minutes later it was 3-1. Russell Fry's left-wing corner reached Bradshaw in the six-yard box and he fired home on the volley.

Jack Muldoon sealed the victory in the 90th minute. His pace saw him beat a defender to latch on to Gregg Anderson's long clearance and shoot low past the advancing Woodhead.

Not surprisingly, Frickley's 10 men posed little threat in the second-half as they depended largly on Allott's strength and pace.

This was a much better performance from Ferriby. They played with more composure and resilience than last week.

Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, "I was pleased with the result today. It is never easy to play against 10 men and you just have to be patient. We showed that patience   and the goals eventually came."

Ferriby have no midweek fixture. The next match is at home to Matlock Town next Saturday.

NFU: Adam Nicklin, Dean Lisles, Nathan Peat, Liam King (Jack Muldoon45), Gregg Anderson, Paul Foot (Mark Gray 11), Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Chris Bolder, Gary Bradshaw, Ryan Williams (Ben Hunter 77) . Non-playing subs: Steve Ridley, Antoni Pecora,  

Frickley Athletic: Tom Woodhead, Terry Barwick, Lee Stratford, Indejeet Aluja, Jake Picton, Luke Jeffs, Jimmy Ghaichem, Matty Bloor, Gavin Allott, Luke Hinsley (Tom Johnston 40), David Buck.
Non-playing subs: Chris Woods, Jason Yates, Henry Sibenge, Zack Levers


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