PR: North Ferriby vs FC Humber United
North Ferriby will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they entertain FC Humber United at the Dransfield Stadium on Tuesday night, kick-off 7-45 p.m. The Villagers go into the game on the back of three draws following an opening day win at Shirebrook.
On Saturday Ferriby drew 1-1 with local rivals Hall Road Rangers despite having captain Niall Tilsley sent off for a second bookable offence. The Villagers created many chances but had to end up with a share of the spoils but something manager Chris Bolder wants to improve on.
“We are working on fine margins at the moment and the margins are against us so we are looking to convert the chances created into goals,” he said.
“In recent games, we have missed a penalty, been 30 seconds from taking three points at Rossington and against Brigg we finished strongly with four clear cut chances which we didn’t take. We were unlucky against Hall Road with again multiple chances but gave away a soft goal before we had chances to win it.”
Ferriby have not made things easy for themselves as they have both against Rossington when they lost Danny Emerton, and Hall Road been reduced to ten men. But for Bolder, thinks the players are making poor individual decisions which isn’t helping the team.
He added: “I think where Tillo is concerned it was just two poor attempts whereas I think Danny Emerton’s red card was a harsh decision. Unfortunately, it is giving the match officials easy decisions when then players make these individual challenges and it does have an effect on us.”
Ferriby host a team who are fifteenth in the table and who have won one game, drawn one and lost three but who have scored 16 goals but have also conceded 19. With this amount of goals, they are certainly a threat but are also poor in defence as Bolder concluded.
“They are certainly an entertaining side who create chances and score goals but are a team who concede goals as well so if we can create our usual 15/20 chances we have a great chance of winning. They will be a threat as they proved by scoring four at home to Selby Town but the league leaders scored six.”
The Villagers will be without Emerton who is serving the second game of his three-game ban and there are doubts over Liam Nelthorpe with a thigh injury and Matty Plummer with a groin problem. Harry Fenton will be in the squad for what will be an intense local derby.