ERSC: North Ferriby 1-3 Hall Road

North Ferriby exit the East Riding Senior as they were defeated 3-1 by an energetic, resolute Hall Road side.

The Visitors saw themselves 3-0 up but a consolidation late on by Tom Corner ensured the Villagers got on the score sheet.

Chris Bolder made nine changes from the victory over Handsworth at the weekend. Niall Tilsley and Robbie Start retaining their place in the side. Antonio Ezeagba made his first start for the club’s first team, after six previous appearances as a substitute. Jordan Douglas returned in goal, for what was his 50th appearance for the club.

The visitors took the league when they capitalised on Ferriby losing possession. Winger Tommy Waud looked up and saw Jordan Douglas off his line. Waud’s volley went over Douglas and into the goal.

The Villagers looked for an equaliser and went close when Antonio Ezeagba saw his header saved by Haydn Withill. The Hall Road stopper was in action again as he denied Oli Donald from close range. Ezeagba connected with a ball into the box but could keep his effort down.

The visitors would double their lead through former Villager Tom Oliver. The Villagers were caught on the counterattack. A good ball from Lewis Andrew found Oliver who finished well.

In the second half, the Villagers looked to get back into the game. Ezeagba received the ball from half-time substitute Danny Earl. Ezeagba saw his effort blocked before it could trouble Withill.

It would be three for the Visitors and a second for Waud. Waud found himself behind the Ferriby backline and chipped Jordan Douglas.

The Villagers would find a goal when a corner was headed in by Tom Corner, for what would prove to be a consolation for Chris Bolder’s side.

North Ferriby boss Chris Bolder summed up his thoughts after the game, “from our point of view we are gutted and disappointed to be exiting the cup. Full credit to Hall Road, they came with a game plan and implemented it perfectly. Each and every one of their players leaves the field with great credit”.

Report kindly provided by North Ferriby.