PR: Rainworth MW vs North Ferriby
North Ferriby FC make the trip to Rainworth Miners Welfare on Saturday looking to further consolidate their position at the summit of the NCEL Division one table. The Villagers got a helping hand in midweek from Worsbrough Bridge who beat Ferriby’s promotion rivals Brigg Town 3-2 on Tuesday. When asked about his thoughts, Ferriby boss Chris Bolder said, “It shows that there are no guarantees at this level. If you aren’t at it then there are teams more than capable of beating each other”. The Villagers last saw action on Saturday when they beat Nostell 1-0 in poor weather conditions. Bolder was asked about his thoughts on the game and he said, “We watched the video back and we controlled the ball. The game looks scrappy but we control the game, but we didn’t do much in the final third. The frustration at the moment is that we aren’t putting games out of the oppositions sight”.
The Villagers make the trip to Rainworth to take on ‘The Wrens’ who currently occupy 16th place in the table. Unlike the Villagers, Rainworth played in midweek. They took on Hall Road at home and raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first 11 minutes. However, 3 Hall Road goals meant it was the visitors who left Kirklington Road with all three points. The top scorer for Rainworth is Morgan Boyle who has found the back of the net six times this season. He opened the scoring on Tuesday. When asked what he expects from Rainworth, Bolder stated, “Paul (Robson) went to watch them earlier on in the season. If you look at their results you can see they are up and down and that is epitomised by the game on Tuesday. There is a wet forecast for the rest of the week so that might mean we will be playing on a pitch that might not be great and there been a game on there during the week won’t help”.
The Villagers go into the game with serious doubts over Danny East and Niall Tilsley. Ferriby captain Tilsley will train on Thursday to see if he is ready. Jackson Jowett will remain to training for the first time in weeks and Saturday may come too soon. Oliver Kemp is missing but the Villagers will welcome back Ben Leyland after he served his three-match suspension.
Report kindly provided by North Ferriby.