PR: Armthorpe vs North Ferriby

North Ferriby FC make the trip to Armthorpe Welfare on Saturday hoping to keep up their impressive start and build upon last Saturday’s crucial win over fellow contenders Hallam. The Villagers were meant to play Maltby Main in the NCEL League Cup during the week but due to a floodlight failure, the game was abandoned after only one minute and forty-seven seconds. This was a disappointing turn of events for Ferriby and manager Chris Bolder who aimed to play players who are outside the starting eleven. The game will be replayed next Tuesday (9th November) When asked about his thoughts of the abandonment Bolder said, “It was disappointing because we wanted to give players who haven’t featured as much a run out”. There were a few things we wanted to try out and would have liked to promote more competition for places”. 

Armthorpe will prove to be a tricky challenge for Ferriby at the weekend. The hosts are managed by former North Ferriby United striker Lee Morris, who had a spell with the club in 2012. Morris has built a good side this year and they currently occupy 6th place in the table. The danger man for Armthorpe is striker Adam Baskerville. The striker re-joined the club during the season after leaving for Hallam in the summer. Baskerville has scored 11 goals in the league. When asked his thoughts on ahead of Saturday’s game, Bolder was aware of the tough nature of the game, “They are 6th in the table so it is sure to be a tough game. They have had some good results this season and some comprehensive wins. It will be a difficult game on a different pitch for us”. 

The Villagers will go into the game without Ben Leyland and Jason Mycoe who are unavailable. There are injury concerns regarding Tom Corner and Liam Nelthorpe.  

Report kindly provided by North Ferriby.