East Riding Senior Cup
Hall Road Rangers v North Ferriby United
Tuesday 13 November 2018
Kick-off 7.30 pm
Ferriby make the short trip to Hall Road Rangers on Tuesday evening for an East Riding Senior Cup Second Round tie. The game kicks-off at the slightly earlier time of 7.30pm.
For the first time in a number of years, The Villagers will be playing their first team in the competition. Manager Paul Foot is unlikely to make too many changes to the side that lost to Nantwich Town on Saturday. He has this to say about the competition,
“I want to win this game and progress in the competition. I remember as a player just how important these cup games against local sides were. There is an element of local pride at stake and most sides wanted to beat Ferriby and claim a big scalp.”
Ferriby will probably start as favourites for the game by virtue of their league position compared to Hall Road. However, Ferriby’s cup record since 2015 had been dire and they have not won a cup match since beating Ebbsfleet in the quarter-final of the FA Trophy. The semi-final games first-leg against Bath City was a draw whilst the second-leg and the historic Wembley victory over Wrexham were officially draws as the scores after extra-time were level and the games were decided on penalties.
Hall Road are currently in 16th place in the Northern Counties East Premier Division. They have won two and drawn two of their 10 home games, scoring 20 times and conceding on 29 occasions. They will be certainly looking to gain a victory over Ferriby who, for all their struggles on the pitch, are still the highest ranked non-league side in the area.
The Villagers go in to the game with a 1-4 defeat to Nantwich Town behind them. Once again, there was no complaint about the result but the problems that have dogged the side all season are still evident. Foot and his players are aware of what needs to change and they are committed to turning results around.
Despite the score-line, Saturday saw a side that played good football for periods of the game. There were particularly good performances from Alexander Wollerton, Charlie Dunkerley, Tom Waudby and Jake Martindale.
As mentioned above, Foot is unlikely to make too many changes but he may well use the game to give some players to show what they can do n the pitch.
Gary Bradshaw is available again. Dan Nichols three game suspension does not apply for this game so he could be included in the squad.
Ferriby’s squad: Lewis Exall, Alexander Wollerton, Ben Leyland, Dan Nichols, James Williamson, Jack Smith, James Piercy, Jack Mail, Joe Lamplough, Charlie Dunkerley, Kent Bannister, Alex Knox, Josh Walker, Eddie Rogerson, Jordan Harrison, Johnny Saltmer, Tom Waudby, Lance Moyo