PR: Heaton Stannington vs North Ferriby
North Ferriby FC travel to Newcastle, as they take on Heaton Stannington in the FA Cup preliminary round. The Villagers come into the game full of confidence and are unbeaten in all competitions with a 100% record.
Last time out saw Chris Bolder’s side dig deep and show lots of character. After going 2-0 up at Eccleshill. The West Yorkshire outfit pulled the scores level at two apiece. Undeterred, the Villagers found a winner through T’Nique Fishley. When asked about his sides latest victory, Bolder stated, “It was a great result on Tuesday against a strong outfit who will be up there come end of season in my opinion. We started very brightly and put them under immense pressure, before getting the first goal. We then seemed to relax a little after scoring and allowed them to gain a little control. We spoke at halftime and got another goal shortly afterwards which then put us firmly in control. We had chances to then put the game beyond them but didn’t take these and ultimately paid the price. Their substitutions gave them a huge lift and they got themselves back level. At that point, the game could have gone either way with both teams pushing for the win. However, great character by our lads and fantastic fitness levels allowed us to get the winner in stoppage time to cap off a fine result”.
In Heaton Stannington, the Villagers face a side who, like themselves were promoted through the playoffs last season. Heaton are still to win a league game this season, drawing two and losing three. In the cup, they beat their Northern League counterparts Pickering Town. Last time out they were defeated by Redcar Athletic.
When asked about his overall thoughts and how his team shapes up this weekend, Bolder said, “We travel to Heaton without T’Nique as he is cup-tied but should welcome Jamie Forrester back in the mix. We know they will be a difficult outfit as all Northern teams are, and I’m sure they will be well-supported again. We must make sure we try and apply our game plan on them, as we are full of confidence at the minute”.
North Ferriby kindly provided this report.