Saturday 2 November 2013
Worcester City 0-1 North Ferriby United
Scorer: Ryan Kendall (57 mins)
The Villagers returned to winning ways with an impressive away performance in difficult windy conditions at the Aggborough Stadium. Ryan Kendall, returning to the side in place of the suspended Nathan Jarman, produced a quality finish on 57 minutes to win a game in which Ferriby always held the upper hand.
With Liam King and Russell Fry pulling the strings in midfield and providing the ammunition to Jamie Yates, Anthony Wilson and Ryan Kendall the Villagers had the best of the opening twenty minutes. Kendall saw a flick held by Veiga in the Worcester goal who was then smartly off his line to dive at the feet of Anthony Wilson who had dribbled his way clear. Wilson continued to be a handful for the Worcester defence and looked to have put Ferriby in front when on 16 minutes, Clarke combined with Kendall, whose cross was met by a powerful Wilson header only for Veiga’s right hand to turn the ball away for a corner.
Despite’s Ferriby’s bright start Worcester created a couple of early opportunities, Moore beat the offside trap only to chip weakly into Nicklin’s arms and then on twenty minutes he rounded Nicklin but Paul Robson produced a brilliant block to deflect the ball away for a corner. That was as good as it got for Worcester as Ferriby continued to hold the upper hand. Yates screwed a shot over the bar before Kendall was denied twice, the first when the Veiga saved at his feat after good work by Russell Fry and the second as he cut in from the left his shot was deflected off Thorley for a corner. Ferriby came close to breaking the deadlock on 41 minutes when a Yates cross was headed away as Dean Lisles closed in at the far post.
The Villagers nearly made the perfect start to the second half when Kendall and Clarke combined to set up Yates but his curler came back off the post. Substitute Thompson was behind Worcester’s best moments, on 55 minutes he found himself one on one with Nicklin but the keeper spread himself to make a fine save. Then came the decisive moment in the game, a good move involving Fry, King and Anthony Wilson created space for Kendall and his excellent strike went in off the inside of the post.
Worcester tried to get back in the game but failed to create anything against Ferriby’s solid back line of Matt Wilson, Danny Hone, Dean Lisles and Paul Robson and it was the Villagers who looked the more likely to score again, Wilson was denied by the keeper and Kendall had a goal bound shot blocked by a defenders arm.
Ferriby’s win moves them up to second in the table.
NFU: Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson, Dean Lisles, Liam King, Matt Wilson (c), Danny Hone, Danny Clarke (Jon D’Laryea 81), Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson, Ryan Kendall, Jamie Yates.
Subs not used: Antoni Pecora, Ben Hunter, Gregg Anderson, Tim Taylor.
Worcester City: Jose Veiga, George Williams, Ellis Deeney, Tom Thorley (c), Graham Hutchinson, Sam Smith, Immanual Parry (Niall Thompson 46), Richard Taundry, Reece Hales (Aaron Williams 51), Ethan Moore (Danny Glover 74), Ebby Nelson-Addy.
Subs not used: Shabir Khan, Harry Ashton.
Man of the match: Dean Lisles.