Selby Town VS North Ferriby
Selby Town FC v North Ferriby FC Match Preview (5.12.19)
After cup football in the week, North Ferriby FC make the trip to Selby Town in the NCEL Division One tomorrow.
The Villagers defeated the Premier Division's Bridlington Town 4-2 in the second round of the East Riding Senior Cup on Tuesday night. Tom Corner bagged a brace on a crisp night at the Dransfield Stadium.
"We controlled the game," said manager Chris Bolder. "We were worthy leaders for long periods. On another day, we could have scored a couple more to make it more comfortable.
"But they changed what they were doing a little bit, went a bit more direct, and disrupted our team for fifteen minutes or so but we defended it really well."
Ferriby and Selby have already met once before this season. Back in September, these two played out a 3-3 draw in the NCEL League Cup. The Robins went on to win 5-3 on penalties.
The Villagers' Joe Dale featured for the Selby side that day, bagging himself a goal and also converting his spot-kick. Tomorrow will be the first time he has returned to the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium since his move to Grange Lane at the end of October.
Captain James Piercy returned to the Ferriby squad in midweek and he will play in the league for the first time since his suspension seven weeks ago. Jamie Forrester also featured in midfield after a lengthy absence, though Joel Shortland will be out of this one with a hamstring injury he picked up last weekend.
Christian Fox's men will not have been in action for nearly three weeks when this fixture comes around. They lost 4-2 to, incidentally, Bridlington Town in the FA Vase. Their last league fixture was actually way back on 22nd October. Casey Stewart bagged in the last minute to secure a 3-2 victory away to Retford.
"They're a good side. We've had them watched a couple of times," Ferriby manager Bolder stated ahead of this one.
"We know what they're about and they haven’t played for a number of weeks now… As long as we apply ourselves that's all we're worried about. It's us that should control games, who must control games."
Kick-off is at 3pm in this fantastic juxtaposition between a club celebrating their centenary and another partaking in their first ever campaign.