FR: North Ferriby vs Hull City Academy

North Ferriby continue their pre-season build-up to the Northern Counties East League Division One season when they host Hull City Academy for the Billy Bly Trophy at the Dransfield Stadium on Tuesday night with a 7 p.m. kick-off.

Ferriby are the current holders of the trophy after a 2-1 win back in 2019 with goals from Eddie Birch and Tom Corner with one for Josh Ward in reply. The Villagers will look to continue where they left off on Saturday when they beat Northern Premier League opposition in Pickering Town 2-0 at home with goals from Danny Buttle and Joe McFadyen.

Manager Chris Bolder has a decent squad to choose from ahead of the game having had seven players missing on Saturday but will be able to recall some players when he said: “I had seven missing on Saturday but we should have Louis Kirk and Liam Nelthorpe back for Tuesday night.

 “We will have a decent-sized squad to pick from to continue with the positivity we have had from the game we played against Pickering. There were a lot of positives from the game but there are also some things to work on but the players are buying into what we are trying to achieve.”

Bolder has added three trialists to the squad ahead of the season and Bolder is happy with their progress when he added: “The young lads have been with us for nine training sessions and have done really well in the different types of training we have done and I am not surprised by their performances.”

Entry for the game will be £5 for adults and £3 concessions with a match programme available at £2. North Ferriby are at home again on Saturday to Knaresborough Town from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Report courtesy of North Ferriby (

Published: 13th July 2021