PR: Harrogate Railway vs North Ferriby
North Ferriby Fc travel to inform Harrogate Railway at the weekend looking to bounce back after a poor run of form. The Villagers thought the poor run was behind them when they beat FC Humber on bank holiday Monday, but a defeat at home to Retford only added to the recent woes of Chris Bolder’s side. That defeat against Retford now means the Villagers have won one of their last five NCEL Division One contests. At the start of the run, Ferriby sat comfortably at the top of the table, now they sit four points behind current leaders Hallam and only one point ahead of third-place Brigg. This weekend’s opponent Harrogate Railway can also leap from the Villagers with victory over them this weekend.
Harrogate Railway have won their last six games in the league and have done so in impressive fashion. Last time out they beat Selby 4-0 away from home. Harrogate have a couple of impressive goal scorers in Daniel Thirkell and Joseph Crosby, both of whom have 14 goals to their name. It’s a big upturn in form for Mick O’Connell’s men. Last time these two sides met was in August. It ended with a 6-0 victory for Chris Bolder’s men. Bolder was asked about his thoughts ahead of the game, “They have won six on the bounce, they will be full of confidence and will be looking to challenge the top spots in the table. They’ll see this game as an opportunity to challenge themselves against one of the top sides in the league. We had a good training session on Tuesday and we have some positives to carry in from last Saturday. If you look at form we go into the game as underdogs”.
Ferriby will be without Joel Shortland who continues to recover from injury. There will be no Ben Leyland and Tom Corner is doubtful from the injury that forced him to leave the game against Retford.
Report kindly provided by North Ferriby