NFU v Stourbridge (FAT 3QR)

 North Ferriby United v  Stourbridge
FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Replay

Tuesday 19 November
Kick-off 7.45 pm

North Ferriby United will be looking to complete the job that they deserved to finish on Saturday when Calor League Premier side Stourbridge make their first-ever visit to the Eon Visual Media Stadium.

Ferriby were far and away the better team on Saturday and could have won by a large margin. The Villagers hit the bar three times, had two goals disallowed due to dubious off-side calls and the home side cleared off-the line twice. Stourbridge were also grateful to a good performance from keeper Dean Coleman who made a number of good saves.

Both home and away fans and officials left the ground feeling that Ferriby should have comfortably won this game. The Villagers dominated the game after a scrappy first ten minutes from both sides.  Ferriby were disappointed with the result but the overall performance was good and drew praise from Stourbridge’s supporters and officials. They were clearly pleased to have escaped with a draw rather than suffering the defeat that the game warranted.

Ferriby played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after captain Matt Wilson was sent-oof for receiving a second caution. Even after this, Ferriby continued to be the better side and actually retook the lead before being pegged back deep in to added time.

Ferriby will, once again,  start as favourites and the players will be determined to win the game after Saturday’s disappointment.  There is a quiet confidence in the Ferriby camp. The Villagers will be hoping to progress as this will mean some welcome prize money and a good run will also raise the Club’s profile.

Speaking after Saturday’s game, Ferriby Manager Billy Heath commented, , “It was a very good performance today. We played some very good football and dominated the game virtually from the start. We seemed to be on the wrong end of some key refereeing decisions which is disappointing.”

Heath should have a full squad to choose from apart from Dean Lisles (ankle injury) and. Mark Gray (groin).

NFU from: Adam Nicklin, Antoni Pecora, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Danny Hone, Gregg Anderson, Matt Wilson, Jonathan D’Laryea, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Ben Hunter, Jamie Yates, Ryan Kendall, Anthony Wilson, Nathan Jarman, Louis Bruce

Passes will not be valid for this game and usual admission prices will apply.

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