Selby Town 0-2 North Ferriby

Despite the absence of manager Chris Bolder, who missed the game due to contracting COVID, the Villagers secured a big win on the road with a 2-0 victory over Selby Town.  

It didn’t take long for the Villagers to take control of the game and tested the Selby defence early on. The Villagers started the game with a run of three corners and it was from the last of these that the Villagers went close through Levi Tarbotton who headed wide from only a handful of yards out.  

The Villagers took the lead in the 7th minute. It was made by the impressive Tom Corner who turned a Selby defender and completely took him out of the game. The Ferriby attacker then played a brilliant ball through the Selby defence and slotted in Josh Whiteley who then placed an impressive shot past Selby Kepper Dylan Parkin to put the Villagers in front. 

The Villagers continued to keep up the pressure on their hosts and were rewarded for their dominance in the 40th minute when Danny Emerton doubled their lead. A goal kick was misjudged by the Selby defence and found the Ferriby winger. He then dribbled with the ball before expertly placing his shot past the onrushing Parkin.  

The Villagers continued their impressive performance in the second half and although they may not have continued to look dangerous going forward as often, they certainly showed they could control the game. The Villagers did have the ball in the goal during the second period, but a Danny East header was ruled out as Tom Corner was adjudged to have pushed the Selby full-back when heading across the goal.  

North Ferriby assistant manager Paul Robson was in the technical area in place of Chris Bolder and when asked about what he thought of the side’s performance said, “We started the first 10 minutes very bright and once the game calmed down and we got our foot on the ball we started to get the overloads out wide”. Robson also went on the say “Selby sat in quite deep once we got control of the ball and we needed to be patient”. When asked about the opening goal Robson said “It was superb, and Josh (Whiteley) has been brilliant since he’s been with us and Tom (Corner) was such a good platform for us today”. 

Report kindly provided by North Ferriby.