Consett VS North Ferriby
By Dan Tomlinson
North Ferriby were defeated 3-1 at Consett AFC on Tuesday night despite a spirited performance where they were arguably the better team for large parts of the game.
It was the Villagers’ second trip up to the North East inside four days, but they didn’t back down despite suffering back to back loses in the Northern Premier League for the first time this season.
In fact, Ferriby started the game the brighter of the two sides and led early on after Tom Corner’s splendid curling effort found the top corner. That was the least Chris Bolder’s side deserved but it was also as good as it got as the away outfit were left to miss a sequence of chances.
They could and perhaps should have doubled their lead as Consett keeper James Anderson was forced in action, denying Danny Earl with a fine save. Some efforts also went wide as Ferriby left their shooting boots in East Yorkshire.
Against the run of play, Consett soon equalised as a cross into the box was turned home by Arjun Purewal. Ferriby continued to dominate the ball and have the better of the chances, but they couldn’t convert them and were made to pay as the Durham-based side took the lead.
Another cross was swiftly delivered into the box and this time Wil Shaw was on hand to finish well. Consett then added a third goal before half-time as Ben Ramsey’s half volley found the net following a quick counter attack.
In a spirited showing, Ferriby didn’t let the two goal half-time deficit faze them, and they started the second half on the front foot. The chances kept coming, but Bolder’s men couldn’t convert. They played some good football on the 4G surface and should have hit back, with Josh Whiteley missing a golden opportunity in striking the bar.
That was the story of Ferriby’s night. It was one way traffic as the attacks kept coming, but they just couldn’t get the break they needed, lacking some composure in the final third of the field. Consett, to their credit, did defend well, and were able to see out their victory on a tough night for the Villagers, who face
Atherton Collieries next in the FA Trophy on Saturday afternoon.
Ferriby: Exall; Dennett, Donald, Tilsley, Tarbotton; Shortland, Snelgrove; Earl, East, Whiteley; Corner
Subs: Johnson, Hutton, Sanyang. Subs not used: Green