Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ferriby crash to defeat

Source: Hull Daily Mail

21:07 - 05 April 2009

North Ferriby's Ben Morley

NORTH Ferriby's lingering hopes of a play-off spot were firmly extinguished by a 4-0 defeat at FC United of Manchester.

The final score did not reflect the commitment and effort put in by the Villagers, but they were just given a lesson in finishing by their hosts.

United had four clears-cut chances, whilst Ferriby had a few one-on-one opportunities with the keeper, but he was exceptional.

United got their noses in front with just four minutes gone when a cross from the right was headed over the head of keeper Mark Wilberforce for a 1-0 lead.

Wilberforce was deputising for Steve Wilson, who picked up a virus on Friday, but even his experience would not have stopped it.

The home side made it 2-0 on 10 minutes when Ferriby were caught out by a sweeping move which ended with Tungai Moses putting the ball past Wilberforce.

Ferriby did have a great chance to pull one back but Gary Bradshaw saw his shot easily claimed by the keeper.