Pr: Rossington Main vs North Ferriby
North Ferriby will look to put Tuesday’s shock Emirates FA Cup defeat behind them when they return to league action on Saturday when they travel to Rossington Main. The Villagers lost 5-2 in midweek to Whitley Bay and will be looking for a vastly improved performance.
Things didn’t go well prior to kick-off when Louis Kirk pulled out in the warm-up and Danny Emerton was also struggling but defensively they were poor. It wasn’t a case of Whitley being in command it was the home side who gifted them four goals and this was hugely disappointing according to manager Chris Bolder.
“At any level, it is disappointing to lose the way we did but you can’t gift a team four goals and expect to get something from the game which is exactly what happened,” he said.
“You do get extremely bad days at the office which do occur sometimes but it is how you deal with it when you are presented with this kind of situation. But for us as a management team and group of players, we will respond as both as managers and players you don’t become bad overnight.”
Bolder will look to his players to turn things round after their excellent opening 3-0 away league win at Shirebrook Town two weeks ago. Another win for the Villagers will see them move into a handy position but they, like Bolder added, will come up against a strong Rossington side.
“Rossington will be a very strong outfit as they have recruited well and I know they play some good football so we will have to be at our best. They are only one place below us having played twice winning one and losing one both by a 4-2 score so it will be tough but we will be ready for them.”
Ferriby will go into this game without some key players in Kirk and Iwan Heeley with Danny Buttle and Jason Mycoe both unavailable. Danny East returns after missing the midweek replay but there are injury doubts over Liam Nelthorpe, Matty Plummer and Danny Emerton so there could be a call up for Rinalds Jurkitis.
By Mark Chestney (northferribyfc.co.uk).