North Ferriby United v Hull City
Monday 21 July, 7.30pm
Ferriby continue their pre-season programme when Premier League neighbours visit The Eon Visual Media Stadium for the annual Billy Bly Memorial Trophy match
Younger fans will not remember Billy Bly who was a wonderful servant to both clubs The game is always a special occasion. It provides both sets of fans with an opportunity to see the clubs’ close season signings in action. The match, despite being pre-season game, is always competitive but played in the right spirit.
Ferriby Manager Billy Heath comments,
“We are looking forward to the City game. It’s a chance to play in front of a large crowd and there will be a terrific atmosphere inside the ground. The players look forward to playing full-time professional sides; as individuals it is something that they have all aspired to themselves. We are under no illusions as to how difficult a game it will be but the players will certainly be up for it.
“We have looked good in our games so far. The players have worked extremely hard in training. We are looking fit and sharp and we need to keep putting together good performances.”
Heath has rung the changes at half-time in the first three games but he may choose to make fewer changes against City. Even so, he is likely give playing time to most of his squad.
Jamie Yates and Liam King will be added to the squad and will probably get some pitch time in their first appearance since being injured at the end of last season. Adam Bolder is unavailable.
NFU’s probable squad : Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Dean Lisles, Josh Wilde, Nathan Peat, Gregg Anderson, Matt Wilson, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Liam King, Jon D’Laryea, Danny Emerton, Russell Fry, Nathan Jarman, Tom Denton, Tom Corner, Jamie Yates, Louis Bruce, Tim Taylor, Dan Clayton, Mark Kingston
Tickets for the match are still available at the KC Stadium, North Ferriby’s Sports Bar and North Ferriby Post Office during normal working hours. Car parking on the night will be available at North Ferriby Primary School. The cost is £2 with proceeds going to the school.
Ferriby’s remaining pre-season games are:
Saturday 26th July v Ilkeston Town (Home) 3pm
Tuesday 29th July v Goole AFC (Away) 7-30pm
Saturday 2nd August v Frickley Ath. (Away) 3pm