North Ferriby VS Glasshoughton Welfare
North Ferriby 2 Glasshoughton Welfare 1
By Mark Chestney
Ten man North Ferriby grabbed all three points with a goal two minutes from time to make it ten games unbeaten in all competitions. Joel Shortland was sent off on 74 minutes for a tackle deemed as serious foul play on Glasshoughton’s Danny Youel.
At the time the sides were level at 1-1 but a glancing header from Tom Corner from a pinpoint Laurence McKay cross went in off the post. Once again it wasn’t the best of performances and one which didn’t please Ferriby manager Chris Bolder.
“We were very fortunate to gain the result and the saving grace was we got out of jail to pinch it towards the end with ten men,” he said.
“From start to finish we have been well below standard, both goals were bits of quality but the minutes in between were nothing like us. We have been polar opposites to what we perform in training week in week out but a million miles away in a game.
“It was one of those games were you can write it off as seven or eight players were having an off day and to me it wasn’t a sending off. Initially I thought it was a yellow card and having seen it back it’s not a red card, clumsy if anything more then reckless”.
Ferriby went into the game missing seven first team regulars including striker Brody Robertson but Tom Corner came in as a solid replacement. However in front of goal both sides were guilty of wasting opportunities despite a good build up.
The only real piece of first half quality produced a goal for the home side when Joe Dale found the back of the net. It was Corner who sent a great ball through to Andy Taylor who whipped the ball across the face of the goal for a far post close range shot from Dale for 1-0 at half-time.
It was much the same during the second half with chances created but a lack of finishing until the 69th minute when the visitors equalised. A through ball to striker Mark Ferguson, who looked offside, saw him chip Ferriby keeper Lewis Exall, the ball hitting the posts before Ferguson was able to tap in.
The sending off seemed to galvanise Ferriby as they continued to press forward in search of the winner which came as the clock ticked down. The ball went wide before McKay recovered from slipping to send over the cross which Corner finished in off the post.
Ferriby: Lewis Exall, Danny Emerton, Laurence McKay, Jason Mycoe, James Piercy, Joel Shortland, Joe Dale, Jamie Forrester, Tom Corner, Luke Lofts, Andy Taylor Subs: Eddie Birch (for Lofts 69), Jordan Douglas, Tom Oliver (for Dale 60), Gary Bradshaw (for Taylor 60), Kieron Walker
Glasshoughton: Lewis French, Nicholas Lalousis, Matthew Cunliffe, Danny Youel, Adam Walsh, Fidel Mhlolo, Andrew Horbury, Samuel Nelson, Mark Ferguson, Ryan Hallsworth, Robert Oldham Subs: Isaac Collier, Reece Copland, Luca Binsley