Pr: North Ferriby vs Ollerton Town
The Villagers return to the Dransfield this weekend to face Ollerton Town in what is another big game as Ferriby look to maintain their impressive winning run in the league, a run that currently sits at eight. The Villagers come into the game having beaten Glasshoughton Welfare 2-1 last Saturday. The Villagers needed a big final twenty minutes to come away with the three points. North Ferriby Fc boss Chris Bolder was asked about his side’s comeback and how they dealt with adversity, “It was an epitome of the character in our squad”. Bolder went on, to sum up the game and how he thought his side performed, “It was a lacklustre first half and despite having a number of corners we didn’t threaten. The second half was much better, and we started to control the ball. The celebration with the supporters at the end really summed up the squad”.
The Villagers will welcome an Ollerton side that were transferred into the Northern Counties East league from the Central Midlands league due to the FA’s league restructure. The Nottinghamshire based side made a slow start to their season but have picked up recently. Like the Villagers, Ollerton come into this game on a winning run. Theirs currently sits at four and the latest of these being a thrilling 4-3 victory over Selby. A last-minute winner from Jacques Etia ensured that Ollerton came back from 3-1 down to gain the three points. When asked what he thought of Ollerton and what they pose as an opponent Bolder said, “They are in good form having four wins on the bounce and only conceding three goals in that period”. Bolder is aware of the physical threat posed by Ollerton, “They are a physical side and will test us. They will be well organised, and this shows through the way they have kept three clean sheets in four. We are at home, and we should be able to dictate the game”.
In terms of who will be available for Saturday’s game, Matty Plummer and Joel Shortland will be missing through injury. The Villagers will hope to welcome back Liam Nelthorpe after a spell on the sidelines. The right-back will train on Thursday. Chris Bolder also confirmed that Josh Dennett has been given the all-clear to train and will do so this week. It will, however, be too early for him to be in contention for Saturday’s game.
Report by: Ash Walker