North Ferriby VS Skegness Town
North Ferriby 1 Skegness Town 1
By Mark Chestney
North Ferriby and Skegness Town ground out a 1-1 draw in windy conditions at the Dransfield Stadium on Saturday. A fierce swirling wind made for a game which made for a game of poor quality and limited chances.
Ferriby manager Chris Bolder knew it was important not to be beaten by the team currently second in the table. But with plenty of football to be played this season Bolder’s side remain unbeaten in their last nine games.
“It was a game which totally lacked quality but obviously the conditions played a major part as neither side got to grips with the game,” said Bolder.
“However we have to take the positives one of which being we didn’t get beat and continue on our current unbeaten run. We have gained a point on Selby and Campion and we also know there is a lot of football to be played this season as well.”
This was always going to be a tough encounter considering the league placings with Town’s Daniel Trott being booked early on for a heavy challenge on Laurence McKay. It was then on 16 minutes the visitors took the lead after they put the home side under pressure.
Chances were limited with Ferriby going close when a cross from Laurence McKay saw man of the match Levi Tarbotton get a shot on target but Eddie Birch was called offside. Down the other end Town wanted a penalty for a push in the box but nothing was given.
Just shy of the half hour Ferriby were level with the second goal in as many games from striker Brody Robertson. A great ball down the right saw an excellent cross from McKay which went across the face of the goal for Robertson to tap in at the far post.
Injury time in then first half saw Ferriby forced into a substitution when Louis Kirk was forced off with a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Russ Fry as the half-time whistle blew with the teams heading for the dressing rooms at 1-1.
Robertson had an early penalty shout in the second half but nothing was forthcoming as the home side then brought on Jamie Forrester for McKay. Skegness put the Villagers under pressure with the home sides defensive qualities called upon with Fry clearing a corner before Daniel Trott headed over for Town.
Bolder added further fire power late on with Tom Corner partnering Forrester but nothing was clear cut in trying to find the winner. Skegness through Trott should have done better in the last few minutes but he shot wide.
Ferriby: Lewis Exall, Ben Leyland, Jason Mycoe, Levi Tarbotton, James Piercy, Eddie Birch, Laurence McKay, Louis Kirk, Brody Robertson, Luke Lofts, Danny Emerton Subs: Jamie Forrester, Jordan Douglas, Tom Corner, Russ Fry, Tom Oliver
Skegness: Richard Lovelace, Liam Parker, Joshua Morral, Jason Field, Kieran Wressell, Tom Sawyer, Elliott Broughton, George Hobbins, Daniel Trott, Daniel Brooks, Luke Raynor-Mistry Subs: Gary King, James Petronzio, George Zearner, Jordan Smith, Oliver Hamilton