Glasshoughton Welfare VS North Ferriby
Glasshoughton Welfare FC v North Ferriby FC Match Report (28.9.19)
It is now three consecutive defeats in all competitions for the first time in North Ferriby FC's young history. The ten-man Villagers were upset 1-0 at second-bottom Glasshoughton Welfare on Saturday afternoon.
The action-packed, end-to-end first half also had some spells of Ferriby possession, but it was the home side who should have taken the lead.
On nine minutes Ben Leyland had to head from under his own crossbar after a corner swung to back post was headed back across the Villagers' goal.
Three times were Chris Bolder's men victim to three-on-three counter attacks. The Ferriby midfield was non-existent at times off the ball.
Jordan Douglas, in goal for the suspended Lewis Exall, was forced into a couple of very excellent saves.
The best of which came on forty-one minutes. A deep Welfare free-kick from the right was met by a free home head. Douglas flew across to his left to get a strong left-hand to stop what looked like a certain goal.
Ferriby did have their chances too however.
Striker Tom Corner's offside effort early on struck the crossbar, ricocheting behind the ground. It settled on a puddled shed, soaking some of the travelling faithful underneath.
Corner also had a half-volley from ten-yards out, after a cross from Ben Leyland that was not cleared twice, that was fired well over the Glasshoughton goal.
The goalless half ended with Eddie Birch driving through midfield and forcing a good, high central save from the home keeper after a twenty-yard hit.
It did not take long after the interval for the deadlock to be broken.
A Glasshoughton cross from the right was not dealt with on three occasions by the Villagers' defence. It was eventually hammered home on the half-volley from point-blank.
The Villagers responded well, with no high tempo of the first half continuing. Adam Bolder and Corner both fired wide.
Just after the hour mark, Dan Nichols missed his free header from a corner from the left. It did bounce off his knees and nearly find the far bottom corner though.
A deep free-kick from Bolder was knocked down for Corner on seventy-one minutes. The striker forced a tremendous save from the Welfare keeper to his top right corner.
It just was not meant to be for Corner. He also had a one-on-one from the edge of the home eighteen-yard-box saved before he made way for Tom Oliver.
Today's captain Eddie Birch was also given his marching orders five minutes from time to just further compile Ferriby's misery.
Overall, it was quite a chaotic game that both teams should have found the net in. In the end, only one side did and Chris Bolder now has a big job on his hands to get his side out of this poor run of form.
North Ferriby FC squad: Jordan Douglas, Ben Leyland, Will Taylor, Dan Nichols, Laurence McKay, Eddie Birch (c) (red card 84'), Adam Bolder, Russell Fry, Danny Emerton (off 11'), Morgan Brough (off 60'), Tom Corner (off 77')
Substitutes: Charlie Dixon, Danny Norton (on 60'), Sam Robinson (on 11'), Joel Shortland, Tom Oliver (on 77')