North Ferriby United v Worcester City
Saturday 15th March
Kick-Off 3.00 pm
Ferriby entertain Worcester City on Saturday. The Villagers will be looking to complete the double having won 1-0 at Worcester in November. Ferriby have won four and drawn one of their last five league games. The last week has seen them gain two away wins, scoring seven goals and conceding only one.
Tuesday’s comprehensive win at Gainsborough go back to the top of the Skrill North. They are now one point ahead of AFC Telford and both clubs have a significant gap over the chasing pack. The game was notable for a penalty hat-trick by Nathan Jarman. This is a rare event at any level of football and the first such occasion by a Ferriby player. Jarman’s strikes from the spot were clinical. Coincidentally, all three penalties were for fouls on the returning Anthony Wilson.
The only down-side to Tuesday’s result was the shoulder injury sustained by keeper Adam Nicklin following a late challenge early in the second-half. Antoni Pecora came off the bench to replace Nicklin and made some telling contributions. It is to Pecora’s credit and professionalism that he performed so well given the limited amount of playing time he gets. Nicklin suffered ligament damage and will be out for a minimum of two to three weeks.
Manager Billy Heath was delighted with the performance at Gainsborough, “This was always going to be a hard game but we played very well from the back to the front and deserved the win. It was a big game for all of us and winning means that we are now in control of the title race again.. We have to keep the momentum going against Worcester.”
Worcester are comfortably placed in mid-table and are now playing to finish as high as possible. However, they are not going to be an easy side to beat and Ferriby will treat them with the respect they give to all their opponents.
Heath will definitely be without the injured Nicklin, Gregg Anderson and Jon D’Laryea on Saturday.
NFU from: Antoni Pecora, Paul Robson, Josh Wilde, Paul Robson, Nathan Peat, Matt Wilson, Danny Hone, Mark Gray, Liam King, Russell Fry, Danny Clarke, Nathan Jarman, Ryan Kendall, Anthony Wilson, Jamie Yates, Lewis McMahon, Danny Emerton,