NFU v Gloucester City (NLN)

Vanarama National League North

NFU v Gloucester City

Saturday 12 September  Kick-off 3.00 pm

Ferriby entertain Gloucester City on Saturday.

The Villagers will be looking to extend their seven game unbeaten run. Saturday’s well deserved win at Brackley ended a sequence of five successive draws..

The game between the two teams last season ended in a 2-2 draw.

Ferriby are one point ahead of Gloucester who lost 3-1 at home to AFC Fylde last Saturday. Gloucester have scored only six goals so far but they have conceded just nine which is one of the best records in the division.

The win at Brackley last Saturday was a comprehensive all-round team performance. The side defended well, closing down Brackley in midfield to restrict their attacks. The goals were clinically finished. The Villagers are the third highest scorers in the league and have the second best goal difference.

Ferriby are a little disappointed at not having turned a couple of the draws in to victories but they are a side that generally creates more chances than the opponents and are defending well on the whole.

The club is hoping for a good attendance on Saturday now that the school holidays are over. The games so far have been exciting and entertaining and deserve to be watched by bigger crowds.

Manager Billy Heath commented,

“It’s good to have gone seven games unbeaten. Only Tamworth and Solihull have done better. The results in the division so far show that it is going to be extremely competitive this season. It looks as if everybody is capable of beating each other.

“Gloucester will be a challenge. They are struggling to score regularly but they have actually conceded one goal fewer than us. They will be difficult to break down and we will have to be patient. “

Ferriby will again be without central defender Danny Hone who has a medial ligament injury and is likely to be out for a further three weeks. Nathan Hotte begins the first game of a three match suspension for his red card at Bradford.

NFU squad: Adam Nicklin, Tom Nicholson, Ben Middleton, Josh Wilde, Ash Palmer, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russ Fry, Adam Bolder, Danny Clarke, Danny Emerton, Curtis Bateson, Tom Davie, Ryan Kendall, Tom Denton, Jamie Forrester,  Ross Armstrong, Sam Topliss


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