NFU 3 Workington 1 (SN)

The Skrill North
Tuesday 17 September 2013

North Ferriby United 3 Workington 1
 Ferriby bounced back from Saturday’s defeat at Solihull to win with style against Workington.

Ferriby dominated the first half and went in with a fully deserved two goal lead.

The Villagers took the lead after seven minutes when a four man break from defence down the left ended with Nathan Jarman heading home Jamie Yates’ cross.

Ferriby continued to press forward and a succession of crosses put Workington’s defence under pressure. Danny Hone almost scored when the ball bounced off him only to be collected by visiting keeper Lewis Brass.

Workington did manage some attacks but they offered no serious threat. In fact, Ferriby keeper Adam Nicklin did not have a save to make during the half. Nicklin and his defenders dealt well with the high balls that were fired in to the box.

Brass earned his spurs in a two minute spell midway through the half. Danny Clarke played in Liam King and the young keeper saved superbly. He followed this with two good diving saves to deny both Clarke and Matt Wilson. Immediately afterwards, Wilson fired just over the bar.

The second goal that Ferriby deserved arrived after 33 minutes. Another spell of pressure saw Jarman, Yates Kendall and King all involved with the ball finally reaching Kendall again on the ground. The striker managed to fire the ball past Brass.

The half finished with Danny hone being stretchered –off with an ankle ligament injury.

Ferriby got off to a storming start in the second-half. Kendall chased down a defender and took the ball off him before sliding it home past Brass on 50 minutes.

Jarman almost made it four five minutes later after Brass fumbled a cross. Unfortunately, Jarman’s shot was cleared just short of the line.

Ferriby eased-off somewhat and paid the price. A quick break by Ross Wilson ended with his pass giving Joe Jackson an open goal after 62 minutes.

The goal lifted Workington and they pressed forward with more urgency. Even so, they had only two shots of note with Nicklin saving well from both Wilson and Jackson.

Ferriby’s midfield and defence maintained their control and discipline and closed-out the game.

This was a good all-round team performance and means that The Villagers have won all four home games , scoring three goals in each one.

Manager Billy Heath and Assistant Manager Mark Carroll were delighted with their side’s performance. Carroll commented, “It was a great response after Saturday.  It was good to see Ryan back on the score-sheet. We eased off after the third goal. We didn’t always choose the easy option and this allowed Workington more possession than we would have liked. However, it was a good all-round team performance.”

NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Liam King (Jon D’Laryea 75), Matt Wilson, Danny Hone (Gregg Anderson 44), Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall, Jamie Yates Subs not used:, Ben White, Dean Lisles, Ben Hunter

Workington: Lewis Brass, Dominic Kennedy, Gavin Skelton, Kyle May, Dan Wordsworth, Stephen Hindmarch, Ben McKenna (Connor Tinnion 84), David Lynch (Phil McLuckie70), Ross Wilson, Joe Jackson, Scott Allison (Anthony Wright 70) Subs not used: Lee Elam, Daniel Forrest,


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