Garforth Town 1-1 North Ferriby

A frustrating late equaliser from Garforth’s Luis Silva denied North Ferriby FC from continuing their 100% league record. Chris Bolder’s side left West Yorkshire with a 1-1 draw the result.

The first half was a scrappy affair with chances at a premium. The closest either side came to opening the scoring in the first forty-five, came when Robbie Start crossed the ball and his cross turned goalbound and thundered off the bar.

The Villagers played fine good football in the first half and some good play between Josh Dennett, Danny Earl, and Danny Emerton down the right-hand side, gave Danny East an opportunity but the Garforth defence came out well and blocked his goal-bound effort.

Louis Kirk had an effort after more good play from Bolder’s side, but his strike went wide of the Garforth goal.

The Villagers looked to open the scoring in the second half and went close when good play down the left-hand side allowed Josh Dennett an opportunity, but his shot went over the bar.

The Villagers took the lead when a corner from Danny Emerton was brilliantly delivered into the box and the leaping Niall Tilsley headed an unstoppable effort past Toby Wells.

Referee Jamie Cogill signalled seven additional minutes at the end of the game. A corner from the hosts was put into the box and Henry Hampshaw came out to claim the ball. He was unable to gather the ball and the ball lands at the feet of Luis Silva who was there to tap the ball in and send the Villagers home with a point.

Chris Bolder summed up his thoughts after the game, “we didn’t manage the game well enough after we scored. I thought in the first half we had all the territory without causing many problems to them. We came out in the second half, and we looked brighter for the first fifteen minutes, we score a great header but then we just lost our way a little bit which is frustrating. To concede in the ninetieth minute is gutting.”

North Ferriby: Hampshaw, Dennett, Smaller, Tilsley, Start, Kirk, Dickens, Shortland, East (Stephens), Earl (Buttle) Emerton.