North Ferriby United 2 Grimsby Town 5
After Saturday's superb performance against Scunthorpe United, Ferriby were brought down-to-earth by Skrill Premier side Grimsby Town.
A three-goal salvo mid-way through the second-half altered the complexion of the game as Town turned a 1-2 deficit into a 4-2 lead.
Ferriby started brightly with Anthony Wilson heading just over from Jamie Yates' cross. This was folloed by a run from Tom Davie who fired narrowly wide from 18 yards.
Alex Rodman curled a shot wide and then fired one straight at Adam Nicklin as Town got themselves back into the game.
Ferriby took the lead after 22 minutes. Nicklin raced out to kick clear and his kick found Wilson who ran on to fire-in ashot that James McKeown did well to beat out. Unfortunately for the keeper it fell to Ryan Kendall who fired home from 10 yards,
Patrick McLaughlin immediately missed a good opportunity got Grimsby as Nicklin produced a good save to deny him a goal.
Both teams played some good approach football and Ferriby gave as good as they got.
The equaliser came after 40 minutes when Scott Kerr's quick free-kick found Liam Hearn totally unmarked and he coolly placed the ball past the advancing Nicklin.
Ferriby regained the lead after 42 minutes with a slice of luck. Tom Davie's cross from way out on the left looped over McKeown and dropped just inside the far post.
The first 15 minutes of the second were fairly even with Matt Wilson and Liam King going close for the home side.
The game started to change after 63 minutes. Hearn was played through the middle and went on to chip Nicklin to equalise.
Nicklin then saved well from Andi Thanoj who perhaps should have scored.
Town took the lead on 68 minutes when substitute Lavell John-Lewis rose pretty much unchallenged to head home Mclaughlin's corner.
Ferriby replied through King who saw his shot turned round for corner by McKeown.
Town virtually settled the game after 72 minutes. Aswad Thomas run and cross down the left found John-Lewis unmarked and he hammered the ball past Nicklin.
Grimsby sealed the win two minutes from time when Sam hatton drilled a 22-yard free -kick past Ferriby's defensive wall.
Grimsby deserved the win but the score-line was perhaps a little harsh on Ferriby.
Ferriby Manager Billy Heath commented, It was a disappointing result in the end. We played well for 60 minutes then switched-off and got punished for it by some clinical finishing from Grimsby. That said, it was a good game against another full-time professional side."
NFU: Adam Nicklin (Antoni Pecora 78), Paul Robson (Dean Lisles 78), Nathan Peat (Henry Gill 81), Liam King (Louis Kirk 73), Matt Wilson (Danny Hone 67), Gregg Anderson. Tom Davie (Ben Hunter 65), Russell Fry (Danny Clarke 78), Anthony Wilson, Ryan Kendall (Nathan Jarman 45), Jamie Yates (Jonathan D'Laryea 78) . Sub not used: Sam Belcher
Grimsby Town: James McKeown, Sam Hatton, Aswad Thomas, Scott Kerr, Clayton McDonald, Chris Doig (paul Walker 85), Joe Colbeck (Levell John-Lewis 64), Craig Disley (Andi Thanoj 64),, Patrick McLaughlin, Liam Hearn (Ross Hannah 78), Alex Rodman (Dayle Southwell 64): Subtitutes not used: Andy Cook, Jonathan Hedge,
Whitby Town are the next visitors to the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Saturday. The game kicks-off at 3.00pm. Admission is £5 and £3