Tuesday 22 March 2016
East Riding Cup Semi-Final
Hall Road Rangers 1 North Ferriby United 1 AET. NFU win 4-2 on penalties
Mark Jones 102 Mark Gray 107
Hall Road Rangers bowed out of the East Riding Senior Cup on Tuesday night after a penalty shootout with North Ferriby United was required to settle the tie. Rangers came into the game after a run of five games unbeaten in the Northern Counties East League and following dumping Hull City out in the Quarter Finals Martin Thacker’s boys were full of confidence.
They started the game brightly and against a selection of Billy Health’s first team regulars and youth team players pressed hard. Andy Harrison went closest on 20 minutes as his rasping shot crashed against the cross bar and over. Pressing equally hard though Ferriby forced Rangers keeper Jordan Douglas into a top save on 30 minutes to keep the scores level.
Callum Harrison had his chances as well to score but saw his shots either slide wide or well saved by Tom Nicholson in the Ferriby goal. With the full 90 minutes up and with the scores still level at 0-0 extra time commenced.
The deadlock was finally broken as Martin Jones latched onto an excellent through ball on 103 minutes and placed his shot well past the stranded Ferriby Keeper. The lead didn’t last long however as Mark Gray rose highest to a cross to head into the side netting and restore parity.
All level after the extra period the tie went to penalties. With Darren Rookes’ penalty fired over the bar and Ben Kinsley’s spot kick being saved by Nicholson Ferriby took the tie having scored all of theirs.
Ferriby penalties scored: Ryan Kendall, Danny Emerton, Mark Gray and Sam Topliss.
(Report courtesy of Hall Road Rangers)
NFU: Tom Nicholson, Sam Topliss, Ben Naylor, Tom Bolton (Eddie Lee 10), Stephen Richardson, Mark Gray, Danny Emerton, Harvey Spence, Ryan Kendall, Louis Bruce, George Bell (Sam Ansu 85). Subs not used: Luke Jacobs, Will Clarke, James Wilkinson
Hall Road Rangers: Jordan Douglas, Chris Garth, Mike Thompson, Andy Harrison, Danny Blount, Mike Walsh, Tom Bennett, Adam Foster, Martin Jones, Callum Harrison, Ben Kinsley. Subs: Tate Dean, Darren Rookes, Kurtis Atkinson, Danny Walker, Steve Janney