North Ferriby 4-0 Swallownest

An impressive 4-0 victory over Swallownest at the Dransfield allowed Chris Bolder’s side to make it two wins in a row. It signals a turn in fortune for the Villagers who still sit in second place in the table and one point behind Hallam. 

The first ten minutes of the game didn’t produce many chances with both sides looking to break the deadlock and a foothold in the game. The deadlock was broken when Danny East fired the ball home from the penalty spot. East was the player shoved in the box which allowed the Ferriby attacker to convert and carry on his goal scoring form that started last week at Harrogate. The Villagers looked to double their lead and Josh Whiteley went close but his effort was held by Swallownest goalkeeper Zac Walker. Chris Bolder’s side soon found their second when Danny Buttle was given a simple finish after superb team play. Danny East and Danny Emerton linked up well and it was Emerton’a cross that found Buttle. The Villagers were rampant and soon found a third through Adam Bolder, his first of the season. Danny East laid the ball off to the experienced midfielder, who fired the ball home and into the bottom corner despite Walker getting a slight touch on the ball. 

The Villagers looked to cement their dominance in the second half and went close through Danny East who’s shot went over the bar. Zac Walker produced a good save to deny Josh Whiteley. The Villagers fourth goal came courtesy of Josh Dennett. Great work from Jackson Jowett and a good advantage played by the referee allowed the ball to fall at the feet of Dennett, after a small scramble in the box allowed Dennett to place the ball into the bottom corner. The last twenty minutes saw the Villagers ease the game out and wrap up an important three points as they look to continue to put pressure on leaders Hallam. 

North Ferriby manager Chris Bolder summed up his thoughts, “We couldn’t ask for much more, a clean sheet and four well-taken goals. Last week we had to show a different side to our game whereas today we’ve dictated the game like we have for most periods of this season. We got a leg up with our first goal with a soft penalty, if we’re honest, if that was the other way round we wouldn’t be happy. We scored a lovely second goal with great team interplay which allowed Danny Buttle to slot home at the back post”.

Bolder then spoke about man of the match Josh Dennett, “He’s got that in his locker, we’ve seen many times this season he’s powerful with the ball going forward and he’s got all the attributes to go on to have a successful career”. 

  1. Douglas 2. Dennett 3. Start 4. Tarbotton 5. Tilsley 6. Bolder (Medcalf) 7. Emerton 8. Kirk 9. Buttle (Jowett) 10. East (Forrester) 11. Whiteley

Subs not used: Exall, Plummer. 

Report kindly provided by North Ferriby