PR: Humber United vs North Ferriby

After only picking up one point in their last three games, North Ferriby FC travel to Selby to take on FC Humber United. The Villagers have slipped down to second place in the table and will be eager to bounce back from their latest setback, a 2-1 home defeat to Hall Road.

If the table is to go by it looks like the perfect opportunity for Chris Bolder’s men to bounce back but as these last few weeks have shown you can’t take anything for granted. Ferriby beat FC Humber 2-0 at the Dransfield back in August. This result was off the back of 3 successive draws, a minor blip at that early stage which has some parallels to the current situation. FC Humber currently sit in 20th place with ten points to their name. They are managed by former Ossett United manager Dave Haley. Haley took over in the middle of November and has only managed a handful of games and is still searching for his first win as manager.

Bolder was asked his initial thoughts ahead of Monday’s game, “The surface is going to be challenging, with the game there last week getting called off. It is down to us to find new strategies that will help us deal with tricky pitches”. When asked about bouncing back Bolder said, “We have to get back on it as soon as possible. We are not in great form but we’re still in a great position and our final outcome is in our hands”. When asked about FC Humber, Bolder went on to say, “When we played them before they showed flashes and they’ve had highs and lows this season. On their day they cause problems”. 

The Villagers signed Robbie Start from promotion rivals Brigg before their game against Hall Road. He made his debut in that game and when asked about the signing Bolder said, “We have kept our ears to the ground since we lost Laurence McKay just before the season. I thought he came in for the Hall Road game and played well, especially when you consider it was the first time he met most of the lads”.

There are no new injury concerns for the Villagers ahead of the game.

Report kindly provided by North Ferriby