PR: Ollerton Town vs North Ferriby

A refreshed North Ferriby FC travel to Nottinghamshire to face Ollerton Town this weekend. The Villagers come into the game off the back of last week’s home game Glasshoughton being a victim of last weekend’s bad weather. The playing surface was playable at 12pm, but a heavy downpour in the next couple of hours made the Dransfield surface unplayable. 

The weeks’ rest will be welcome news to the Villagers. Chris Bolder’s men have a busy period coming up with seven games in March, one of these being the rearranged Glasshoughton match on the 22nd of the month. Bolder was asked about whether he feels his side is ready for the physical demands the month will pose, “It will be testing. There will be other teams in the same situation. We will need some luck and stay injury-free. Now we are healthy and hopefully it stays that way”. 

This weekend’s opponents Ollerton currently sit in 13th place. They have drawn 4 of their last 5 league games, the other game, was a 3-1 defeat to Parkgate. When the two sides last met in October, it was a 1-1 draw. Ollerton equalised right at the death to take home a point. When asked about what he expects from this weekend, Bolder said, “Last time out we were punished by not taking our chances. We must make sure we continue to look threatening. They have one of the top scorers in the league, in Gavin King. They sit mid-table through inconsistency, but they have challenged sides this season. They will be approaching the game relaxed which can be dangerous”.

The Villagers have a slight concern over Jamie Forrester, but he trained on Tuesday and will do so on Thursday. Other than that, the squad is at full strength. 

Report kindly provided by North Ferriby