Harrogate Town v NFU (NLN)

Vanarama National League North

Harrogate Town v NFU

Tuesday 15  September  Kick-off 7.45 pm

Ferriby face a tough test at Harrogate Town if they are to extend their unbeaten run on Tuesday.

Harrogate are currently second in the Vanarama National League North. They go in to the game on the back of a 4-0 win at bottom club AFC Telford on Saturday.

The Villagers unbeaten run is now eight games and they are also the division’s second highest scorers.

The game between the two teams last season ended in a 4-1 win for Town. The Villagers will be looking for a significant improvement on that on Tuesday

Ferriby are five points behind Harrogate and they will be looking to keep the gap the same at the very least. Town have conceded just six goals in their first nine games so are going to be hard to break down, especially at home.

The Villagers’ win over Gloucester on Saturday was another good all-round team performance. The side defended well, closing down Brackley in midfield to restrict their attacks. Going forward, Ferriby created plenty of chances.

Manager Billy Heath commented,

“I was happy with Saturday’s  performance. We played well throughout the game and as team. We controlled the game and created plenty of chances. The quality of our football was really good at times. It’s sometimes hard to remember that this is still a relatively young squad with a few very experienced players.

“Harrogate are going to be a different proposition to Gloucester but we are playing well and proving difficult to beat.  Harrogate have concede very few goals but I believe we have the players to cause them some problems defensively. We obviously want to keep the unbeaten run going but it is going to need another good performance.”

Ferriby will again be without central defender Danny Hone who has a medial ligament injury and is likely to be out for a further three weeks. Central defender Mark gray is doubtful due to a groin strain. Nathan Hotte sits out the second game of a three match suspension for his red card at Bradford.

NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Ben Middleton, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Ryan Kendall, Tom Denton, Jamie Forrester,  Ross Armstrong, Sam Topliss


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