Sunday, April 05, 2009

FC United 4 North Ferriby United 0

Source: Non-League paper (no online content)

FC United 4 North Ferriby United 0


A SUBLIME creative display from Carlos Roca powered FC United to victory over North Ferriby United and up into fourth place in the table.

The Villagers, who look a contented mid-table side, could not match the desire and ambition of the pro­motion-chasing Reds.

North Ferriby struggled to contain the flair of FC United, leaving Roca and Jerome Wright space to terrorise their defence all afternoon.

First it was Roca who eased through Ferriby's midfield with a superb run before delivering a perfect cross for - Wright to head home.

FC United then nearly doubled their lead as a superb overhead kick by skipper Rob Nugent flew just over the bar.

Ferriby would have levelled the scores but for FC United's Sam Ashton denying Gary Bradshaw and Sam Denton with two superb saves.

But FC United's superior passing game was taking its toll on Ferriby and soon Wright found a superb cross for Tunji Moses to head home.

Ferriby were reel­ing and soon suc­cumbed to a fantastic low drive from Simon Carden, struck from just outside the box.

The second half lacked energy until a stunning strike from Roca made it four. He arrived at the far post to thump Simon Garner's cross home.

Ferriby's best sec­ond half chance came ­late-on as left-back Kevin Larvin fired a left foot volley just over.

As the whistle bleu and Ashton notched up his 50th clean sheet for FC United, a play-off spot seemed to be well within reach for the Rebel Reds who are coming into top form.

STAR MAN: Carlos Roca (FC United) MATCH RATING ****