NFU v AFC Fylde (VCN)

Vanarama Conference North
North Ferriby United v AFC Fylde
Saturday 15 November 2014 ; KO 3.00 pm

Ferriby entertain AFC Fylde in a Vanarama Conference North fixture on Saturday.

The sides have met three times before. Each game has ended in a 1-0 win for Fylde so Ferriby will be thinking that they are overdue a win. A good performance could see them a certainly get at least a point from the game. The Villagers were unlucky to lose at Fylde a few weeks ago.

Fylde are currently 2nd in the division and are one of the favourites for promotion. They have won ten and drawn one of their games. They are the division’s top scorers and also have the meanest defence. The club has a stated aim of being in the Football League by 2022 and they are spending a lot of money as they attempt to achieve that.

The Villagers are currently 10th but are only four points of fifth place and a play-off position. The Vanarama Conference North is a very tight competition this season and any side that can put together s good unbeaten run should climb the table quite quickly.

Ferriby have been playing good football in recent games and have fun some scoring form. However, they have been inconsistent in games and need to put in a good performance in each half. At Tamworth last Saturday they looked to be comfortably in control at half-time and seemed the likely winners. Their second-half performance let them down but they still had chances to win after Tamworth had drawn level.

With it being an international week-end, Ferriby will be hoping for a good crowd for what should be an entertaining game.

Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented, “It will be a very tough game on Saturday. Fylde are a very good side as their scoring and defensive record shows. It is likely to be another close game against them. On our day we can compete with any side in the division and we are capable of getting a result on Saturday. However, we need to put in a good and consistent performance.”

Danny Emerton is still injured and sees a specialist for a decision on surgery next week. Striker Ryan Kendall has re-joined Ferriby after moving to Harrogate Town in the summer.

NFU’s probable squad : Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Josh Wilde, Grant Black, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Adam Bolder, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Russell Fry,  Nathan Jarman, Tom Denton, Ryan Kendall, Louis Bruce, Jason St Juste, Jamie Yates




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