PR: North Ferriby vs Selby Town
A busy March period begins for North Ferriby FC with a home game against play-off chasing Selby Town. This is the first game of seven that Chris Bolder’s side will face. The Villagers remain in second place going into the game. A 3-0 over Ollerton this past weekend keeps the pressure on the league leaders Hallam, who the Villagers will meet in this hectic March period. A double from centre half Oli Donald and a late strike from Tom Corner wrapped up the points for the Villagers. In their game, Hallam saw off a resolute Glasshoughton to keep the Villagers waiting for a slip-up.
Selby didn’t play this weekend so will be extra refreshed heading into the game. The Villagers have had some good battles with Selby since Bolder’s men entered the NCEL in 2019. Selby are chasing the final playoff place and currently sit in 6th place, three points behind Rossington who currently occupy the final playoff position. The Villagers will have to be aware of the threat posed by Selby frontman Liam Flanagan. The Selby striker has scored 28 goals in all competitions this season. Despite his well-known goal scoring exploits, Flanagan has yet to score against the Villagers for Selby since 2019.
When the sides last met in the league it resulted in a 2-0 victory for the Villagers back in October. When asked about what he expects from this week’s opponent, North Ferriby boss Chris Bolder said, “Selby will be another really tough game and they are unbeaten in 6, scoring 16 goals, so have a real attacking threat. They play ourselves, Hallam and Brigg so they will have a big say in how these final stages of the season pan out”.
The Villagers will have the welcome boost of a Saturday off this coming weekend due to the league having an odd number of teams. This will give Bolder’s side much needed rest as they prepare for the rest of the fixtures, they have yet to play this month.
Report kindly provided by North Ferriby