Campion VS North Ferriby
Campion AFC v North Ferriby FC Preview (23.11.19)
North Ferriby FC travel to Campion AFC of Bradford tomorrow on the back of a dominant victory at home to local rivals East Hull FC last weekend.
Tom Corner, Eddy Birch and Danny Emerton, who scored the pick of the bunch, netted in the Villagers' 3-1 win in front of a record high crowd for the newly-reformed club. 619 were in attendance to set the NCEL Division One's highest crowd for over ten years.
"It's pleasing to just get the three points," admitted Ferriby manager Chris Bolder after two consecutive fixtures were called off due to floodlight failure prior to last Saturday.
"It was outstanding. We were a bit frustrated at half-time and we had a really good chat with the players. In the second half, I think we implemented everything that we asked of them.
"On another day, we could have even won a bit more comfortably, but fair play to East Hull- they gave us a good game."
That win means Ferriby are actually still unbeaten since the end of September, currently sitting in sixth place, a point outside of the top four promotion spots.
Their hosts tomorrow may only have won two in the last five in all competitions, yet they are placed second in the table, and are yet to be defeated at their home ground- The Kay and Lane Insurance Stadium.
Campion did actually lose their last fixture. Thackley hammered Lee Ashforth and James Bicknell's men 6-1 in the second round of the West Riding County Cup. Asa Mitchell scored four, including a hattrick in just four second-half minutes.
Levi Tarbotton was Ferriby man-of-the-match last time out and he will give Chris Bolder a good headache when fellow centre-halves James Piercy and Jack Mail return. It was an unchanged starting eleven against East Hull, though Russ Fry did return to the bench also.
Five points separate tomorrow's two sides. Campion are the league's joint-highest scorers (39), whilst Ferriby have conceded the least (8). A game filled with lots of quality should be expected, as the Villagers make the trip from East Yorkshire to Bradford.