Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 06:00
NORTH Ferriby skipper Paul Foot led his side to a third successive win as his first-minute goal helped secure a 1-0 win over FC United of Manchester.
Foot may have broken the deadlock early on, but it proved to be enough for his UniBond Premier Division play-off hopefuls.
However, it could have been a different story if former Oldham midfielder Carlos Roca had put away a second-half penalty.
But after the referee harshly awarded the spot-kick against Liam Chapman, the tricky right winger blasted it against the post.
The Villagers should already have been 2-0 ahead, but striker Alex Davidson wasted a shooting opportunity when he broke through just before half-time.
And the 20-year-old's luck did not improve after the break when he fired wide after earning a one-on-one chance.
After coming on as a late sub, Mark Whitehouse should also have done better when put through for his first chance but he saw goalkeeper Sam Ashton close him down quickly and snuffed the shot out.
That meant the Villagers had to endure an anxious spell of pressure towards the end of a match which they should have won more easily.
But the three points have taken Neil Allison's side up to eighth in the table, with games in hand on some of their rivals.