Friday, February 26, 2010

Ferriby face tough test

Source: Hull Daily Mail

Friday, February 26, 2010, 05:55

NORTH Ferriby travel to face UniBond League Premier Division play-off contenders FC United of Manchester tomorrow.

Having had a slow start to the season, the hosts have recently gained momentum and will fancy their chances of making the play-offs, given they have games in hand on most of the sides above them.

With the exception of Liam Chapman, injured, and Sam Denton, suspended, manager Neil Allison will have a full squad to choose from, including Ben Morley who played his 100th league game for the club when he returned from injury to play the second half against Hucknall last Saturday.

The Villagers have been playing some excellent attacking football that has seen numerous goal-scoring chances created.

Goals have come not only from the main strike-force of Gary Bradshaw and Alex Davidson but also right through the team.

Keeper Steve Wilson has also been in excellent form and has a determined and resolute back-four in front of him.

If this form is maintained The Villagers will be expecting to come away from Bury's Gigg Lane with at least a point.

Allison is hoping The Villagers can take the game to FC United from the start.

He said: "With FC United's large home crowds, Gigg Lane is an intimidating place to play and the game will be a tough encounter.

"The players look forward to the large crowd and the good surroundings.

"However, we cannot afford to start slowly and concede early goals as we have done in our last two matches."