Hull City 7 NFU 1 (ERSC 2)

Report courtesy of Hull CityTigers

The Tigers’ starting line-up was a combination of the Club’s U23 and U18 squads. Only Brandon Fleming and Edwards survived from the U23 side that won at Derby County four days earlier. Former Tigers Danny Emerton and Ryan Kendall were included in the Ferriby side. 

Tyler Hamilton was off target with an early chance for the Tigers but it was Ferriby who took a 5th minute lead when Kendall curled a superb shot into the top corner from outside the box. 

Brad Maslen-Jones and Edwards both shot wide and Will Annan had a shot saved by Ferriby keeper Jordan Douglas before the home side drew level in the 18th minute. Annan’s pass found Edwards on the edge of the box and he fired a right foot shot into the bottom corner. 

Edwards had another chance just a couple of minutes later but his shot was blocked by Douglas and when Annan returned the ball into the box the striker put his effort wide at the far post. 

Alfons Fosu-Mensah fired high over Charlie Andrew’s crossbar before the Tigers took the lead in the 38th minute. Luke Lofts’ corner found Edwards unmarked at the far post and he headed a simple chance into the net. 

Edwards then had a header saved but the linesman’s flag would have ruled it out anyway, Annan shot across goal and Douglas turned an Edwards shot round the post as the Tigers ended the half strongly. 

The Villagers went close to equalising just after the re-start but Fosu-Mensah saw his free kick tipped over by Andrew. Ross Armstrong’s shot provided Andrew with an easier save as did another effort from Fosu-Mensah. 

Edwards completed his hat trick as he fired past Douglas in the 62nd minute and Hamilton added the fourth goal in the 70th minute when Lofts’ pass sent him through to fire low past Douglas. 

Just a couple of minutes later Annan’s low cross from the left gave Edwards a close range tap in for his fourth goal of the game. 

After a flurry of substitutions the Tigers brought up their half dozen with Lofts’ 81st minute goal and Edwards netted his fifth goal of the game in the 83rd minute with a right foot shot after good work from Hamilton as the home side eased through to the next round of the Senior Cup. 

Hull City: Charlie Andrew, Stephen Akbas, Brandon Fleming (Ahmed Salam 75), Brad Maslen-Jones, Ellis Barkworth, Josh Thacker (Jacob Greaves 80), Tyler Hamilton, Billy Chadwick (Max Sheaf 75), Jonathan Edwards, Luke Lofts, Will Annan. 

Subs Not Used: Steve Croudson, Charlie Dunkerley. 

North Ferriby United: Jordan Douglas, Dale Bennett, Kwadwo Kvei, Stephen Richardson, Mark Gray, Sam Walker, Danny Emerton, Ross Armstrong, Vinny Mukendi (Sam Ansu 67), Ryan Kendall (Tom Bolton 77), Alfons Fosu-Mensah (Harvey Spence 64). 

Subs Not Used: Tom Bruce, Kallum Findlay.

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