North Ferriby United v AFC Telford United
Saturday 25 January
Ferriby will be hoping to look to consolidate their position at the top of the Skrill North when they entertain third-placed Telford on Saturday at the Eon Visual Media Stadium. Telford are in third place in the Skrill North. They are seven points behind The Villagers but have a game in hand.
The promotion race is still promising to be a tight affair but Ferriby are currently in a strong position. The Villagers have the best goal difference in the division and are on a good run of form with only one defeat in 17 games.
The Villagers opened a three point lead at the top with Tuesday’s 3-2 win at Oxford City. Ferriby deserved the win on a heavy and somewhat uneven pitch. Billy Heath’s side went in to an early two goal lead but were pegged back in the second-half when they conceded two penalties in four minutes. However, The Villagers responded immediately and scored straight from the kick-off with Anrhony Wilson hammering home the winning-goal. It was a long day for the side. The coach left Ferriby at 1pm and arrived back at 2.10 on Wednesday morning.
Ferriby manager Billy Heath commented. “The players responded well after Saturday’s performance. The Oxford was always going to be a test for the players given the length of the journey, especially for an evening game. It was disappointing to throw away a two goal lead again but the players showed their spirit with a quick response after the equaliser.”
Heath will definitely be without Danny hone against Telford as the player is suspended. Dean Lisles has an ankle injury and is also likely to miss the game.
NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Dean Lisles, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Matt Wilson, Jonathan D’Laryea, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall, Anthony Wilson, Dan Clayton, Paul Robson, Louis Bruce
Re-construction work began on the main stand at the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Monday. This along with some other minor work will secure the necessary grading for the club to meet the grading requirements for the Conference. It means that there will be limited seating for the Telford game and none at all for the FA Trophy game with Gosport.
The Club apologises for any inconvenience this may cause to fans. The reality is that failure to complete the work by 31st March would see the club relegated and when the original fixture list was published this period appeared to be the time that would cause the least disruption to home fixtures.
Admission charges for the FA Trophy 4th Round game against Gosport Borough on 1st February will be the usual £10 and £5. All must pay as season passes are not valid for FA competitions.
Admission charges for Tuesday’s re-arranged Skrill North game at Gainsborough will be £5 and £2.