NFU 2 Guiseley 3 (SN

Skrill North
Tuesday 22 October 2013

North Ferriby United  Guiseley  0
Scorers: NFU: L King 10; A Wilson 47
Guiseley: Gavin Rothery 32p; W Brooksby 41, 59

Guiseley’s first-half performance belied their league position as they took a 2-1 lead against a disjointed Ferriby.

Ferriby had slightly the better of the early period and took the lead after 10 minutes. Ben Hunter’s deep cross from the left found Liam King at the far post and his header was directed back across goal and in by the post.

If The Villagers’ supporters expected them to build on this they were to be disappointed. Ferriby’s only other opportunity of the half came after 21 minutes when Guiseley keeper Steve Drench almost punching a Nathan Peat free-kick into his own goal.

From this point Guiseley were the more dangerous side with Alex Johnson being a particular threat. Guiseley saw a header cleared off the Ferriby line then Johnson fired wide when well-placed.

Guiseley’s equaliser came from the penalty spot after 32 minutes when Gregg Anderson somewhat unnecessarily pushed Anderson who had his back to goal on the edge of the area. Gavin Rothery hammered the penalty high to Adam Nicklin’s right.

Former Ferriby player Wayne Brooksby was a thorn in The villagers’ side all evening. He saw a shot deflected for a corner after a surging run before putting Guiseley ahead after 41 minutes. His low curling free-kick from the corner of the area went through a crowd of players and took a slight deflection before going under the diving Nicklin.

Ferriby may have had the territorial advantage but Guisely always seemed to have players spare in midfield to collect balls played from their own defence or from Ferriby’s.

Things looked good for Ferriby after 47 minutes. Anthony Wilson outjumped Drench to head home as they both went for Jamie Yates’ cross.

This should have lifted the home side but they failed to capitalise and it was the 89th minute before Drench had another save to make.

Guiseley regained the lead after 59 minutes. Rothery’s low cross was palmed away by Nicklin in to the path of Brooksby who scored from close-range.

Goal-bound efforts were few and far between. Nicklin made a wonderful one-handed flying save from Brooksby’s cross-cum-shot then palmed Louie Swaine’s shot away for a corner.

Guiseley deserved their win. They were the more determined and committed side on the evening. They hassled and harried Ferriby’s midfield whilst always seeming to have time and space to build their own attacks. The Villagers passing game was awry with too many passes going astray.

Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, “We were poor in the first-half. We lacked our usual verve and desire throughout.”

After scoring early in each half, Ferriby will be disappointed that they failed to buil on the early impetus. Ferriby will need a vastly improved performance if they are to beat Alfreton on Saturday in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round. Two defeats in four days should be the spur they need for showing their true ability on Saturday.


NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Liam King (Ryan Kendall 77), Matt Wilson, Gregg Anderson, Ben Hunter (Jon D’Laryea 70), Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson, Nathan Jarman Jamie Yates
Subs not used: Mark Gray, Antoni Pecora Danny Hone

Guiseley: Steven Drench, Andy Holdsworth, Rhys Meynell, Jack Rea, Adam Lockwood, Jake Lawlor, Wayne Brooksby, Danny Boshell (Michael Potts 81), Alex Johnson (Craig Hobson 86), Michael Burns (Louie Swaine 83), Gavin Rothery. Non-playing subs: Matt Clarke, Steve Dickinson

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