North Ferriby VS Parkgate
North Ferriby 3 Parkgate 0
North Ferriby continued their impressive home league form with a 3-0 win over Parkgate in front of another sell out crowd at the Dransfield Stadium. It was a comfortable win for the Villagers which saw them move up to fourth in the Northern Counties East League Division One table.
Ferriby totally dominated the game and it could and should have been a greater victory but for some missed chances. Credit should also be given to Parkgate goalkeeper Zac Walker who saved his side from going even further behind time and again.
Although happy with the win manager Chris Bolder still wants more from his side in front of goal in being more clinical. Bolder was happy with his side keeping a clean sheet which also shows their great defensive qualities.
“I think barring a little ten minute period in the second half we controlled the affair but once again we are looking at the down side of the number of chances we have created and the number of goals we have converted,” he said.
“Their goalkeeper made some outstanding saves there is no question but it was probably a combination of outstanding saves and some indecisive finishing. At the end of the day I am buzzing with the clean sheet, really pleased with that.
“Like I said, it was a bit of a lacklustre first ten minutes in the second half but after that we controlled the game really well. Once again I think we got a foothold and dominated the game but overall I am happy with a strong performance as we keep our home momentum going.”
Ferriby started strongly as they usually do with early chances created as Louis Kirk sent in Danny East for Walker to pull off the first of many fine saves. Man of the match Kirk was prominent throughout as Danny Emerton set up a chance but the midfielder shot wide.
Kirk finally found the target with 16 minutes gone when a great challenge in midfield saw the ball threaded through to Kirk who fired a low shot past Walker. Seven minutes later the home side doubled their lead when the Villagers added another through Emerton.
East made inroads before he combined with full back Ben Leyland with one of his foraging runs forward and he launched a great cross. Tom Corner headed the ball goal ward but it hit the bar and bounced out off the keeper for Emerton to be in the right place to tap the ball home for 2-0.
Parkgate had the early second half pressure but Ferriby went on to dominate with a debut from Josh Street. The second half substitute, signed this week from Selby Town, made a goal scoring debut when he slotted the ball home after a superb ball from fellow substitute Scott Phillips to seal the game at 3-0.
It was a great debut and Street will add further strength and firepower to an already good squad as Bolder added: “You can see he is a little bit rusty, he has been out injured for a while which you could see at times but you can also see what qualities he has and is going to bring to the side. He is quick he is strong and took his goal well so we are pleased with his contribution.”
Ferriby: Lewis Exall, Ben Leyland, Laurence McKay, Levi Tarbotton, Niall Tilsley, Iwan Heeley, Danny Emerton, Louis Kirk, Tom Corner, Danny East, Danny Buttle Subs: Jamie Forrester (East 81), Jordan Douglas, Scott Phillips (Corner 63), Josh Street (Buttle 63), Joel Shortland
Goals: Kirk (16), Emerton (23), Street (78)
Parkgate: Zac Walker, Oliver Yates, Freddie Russell, Bradley Kilburn, Matt Crookes, Timothy Whittaker, Harry Holland, Luke Hodgkinson, Jamie Austin, Fredrick Tracey, Brandon Bagley Subs: Tom Staniland (Russell H/T), Jack Downes, Zakaria Khalifa (Holland H/T)
Referee: Ryan Boult
Man of the match: Louis Kirk