Evostik Northern Premier League Premier Division
North Ferriby United 2 Worksop Town 0
Ferriby gained their third win in a week in beating Worksop Town. It was a comfortable victory against a team that harried and made life difficult for The Villagers throughout.
Ferriby had more chances and Worksop rarely threatened. In fact, they did not manage one shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
Danny Clarke came close to opening the scoring for Ferriby in the fourth minute but his shot was held by Paul Bastock.
Both sides passing game was off-key and this limited opportunities at either end. Lee Beeson's cross from the rt wnet all the way across the goal area without anybody getting touch then Sam Craven's cross was taken by Adam Nicklin.
After 22 minutes Bastock saved Gary Bradshaw's shot at the second attempt then the keeper blocked Bradshaw as the striker advanced on goal,
Ferriby got their reward after 30 minutes. Good work down the right saw the ball find Ryan Kendall who fired past Bastock.
The half was marred when Luke Shiels had to be stretchered-off after injuring himself in a challenge on Nathan Peat.
Ferriby continued to pressure but found chances hard to come by.
However, they doubled their lead after 44 minutes when Bradshaw fired home from 16 yards after being left unmarked following a corner.
The second-half was something of an anti-climax. Ferriby continued to control the game but could not quite their decisive passing-game.
Bradshaw thought he had scored a second goal but Craven cleared acrobatically off the line.
Bastock just managed to take the ball off Kendall's toes as the striker was about to place the ball past him.
On three occasions Ferriby exerted sustained pressure on the Worksop defence with numerous shots being blocked and half-cleared,
Worksop's response was a cross-shot from Clarke and a header from Adie Hawes which sailed over the bar.
With nine goals and three clean sheets Ferriby Manager Billy Heath is pleased with the form his side is showing. He commented, "We played well tonight. The players were superb and it was a fine all-round performance. Worksop came to make us work hard and we matched them. We got the goals at crucial times and fully deserved to win."
NFU: Adam Nicklin, Dean Lisles, Nathan Peat, Liam King, Gregg Anderson, Paul Foot, Danny Clarke (Chris Bolder 68), Russell Fry, Gary Bradshaw, Ryan Kendall (Jack Muldoon 84), Ben Hunter (Steve Ridley 76) Non-playing subs: Mark Gray, Rob Moy
Worksop Town: Paul Bastock, Ryan Clarke, Sam Craven, Matt Telling (Matt Young 79), Luke Shiels (Adie Hawes 35), Stuart Ludlam, Lee Beeson, Steve Towers, Bruno Holden (Massiah McDonald 56), Leon Mettam, Craig King .Non-playing subs: Chris Wood, Owain Warlow