North Ferriby VS Winterton Rangers
North Ferriby’s unbeaten home record was taken apart by a 3-1 defeat to Winterton Rangers at the Dransfield Stadium on Tuesday night. The Villagers had won their previous six games in total but this was a defeat where they never got into the game from the first minute and paid the ultimate price.
The sides were level at 0-0 at half-time but Rangers further dominated the game to hit the home side with three second half goals in eight minutes. The only bright spot for Ferriby was a Danny Buttle penalty three minutes from time but it was too little too late.
Manager Chris Bolder admitted his side just never got going when he said: “We weren’t at the races from start to finish tonight and for whatever reason sometimes that happens but the measure of us is how we respond and react to this.
“In the grand scheme of things I think we have had a few chances and at 0-0 we have had the best chance of the game. The players have been on an amazing run sometimes these runs come to an end. It’s not the way you want it to happen but sometimes that is part and parcel of football.
“It’s weird in football sometimes you get a polar opposite performance from what you have been producing in recent time. It’s when you have more then 60 or 70 per cent of your players who under perform then that is the collective result you get.
“Tonight won’t define our season nor would last Saturday’s win against Campion. It is what we do moving forward and I have got every confidence in this group of players that we will go on and put another run together.”
Winterton had the earliest chance when Matthew Allison sent over a cross but Elliott Vasalo headed wide. Danny East then had a chance at the other end which saw Rangers keeper Nathan Popple punch out but Danny Emerton failed to convert.
Ferriby were forced to defend a wave of Rangers attacks as Allison had a chance cleared off the line before Josh Walker raced down the wing. The striker had a shot at goal but it sailed high and wide as his side grew even more into the game.
Ferriby should have taken a 1-0 lead with 34 minutes gone but for a world class save from Popple after a free kick. Jamie Forrester fired in a cross for Niall Tilsley to send a bullet header goal ward only for the keeper to put it over the bar.
It was just before the break Ferriby were struck a double blow when both Danny East and Louis Kirk went off with hamstring troubles. Josh Street and Iwan Heeley replaced them but after this in the second half it was all Rangers.
On 58 minutes came the opening goal just after Rangers full back Will Sutton had pulled a shot wide. Jamie Ture went down the right and put in a low cross for substitute Theo Mowatt to slide the ball home from close range.
It got even worse three minutes later when Allison fired a low shot past Lewis Exall from the edge of the area. Allison then made it 3-0 on 68 minutes when poor defending saw Sutton play in Allison and it was effectively game over.
Ferriby managed to pull a goal back by way of a penalty on 87 minutes when Levi Tarbotton went on one of his runs and was hauled down. Danny Buttle powered the spot kick into the right corner but it would not be enough.
Ferriby: Lewis Exall, Ben Leyland, Liam Nelthorpe, Levi Tarbotton, Niall Tilsley, Joel Shortland, Danny Emerton, Louis Kirk, Jamie Forrester, Danny East, Danny Buttle Subs: Iwan Heeley (Kirk 45), Jordan Douglas, Josh Street (East 45), Gary Bradshaw (Shortland 63)
Goal: Buttle (87 pen)
Rangers: Nathan Popple, Sam Aynsley, Will Sutton, Jamie Ture, Gareth Barlow, Lee Ridley, Paul Grimes, Josh Walker, Ryan Thompson, Elliott Vasalo Subs: Theo Mowatt (Vasalo 57), Joseph Coxon, Henry Cook, Steven Ridley (Barlow 57) , Jake Bayram
Goals: Mowatt (58), Allison (62, 66)
Referee: Alex Sawden
Man of the match: Niall Tilsley