North Ferriby United 2-0 Marine
North Ferriby United's sluggish start to the season now seems but a distant memory as the Villagers picked up their seventh win in a row, stretching their unbeaten run under Billy Heath to over a month.
Visiting Marine had the first chance of the game when Thomas Moore half-volleyed just wide, but it would be the home side that ended the half in the ascendancy. Chris Bolder nearly succeeded in lobbing keeper Ryan McMahon from his own mis-hit clearance, and Russell Fry teed himself up for a half volley that went fractionally wide.
Ferriby continued to pile on the pressure after the break, and snatched the lead on 51 minutes when Danny Clarke played a low ball across the box for Gary Bradshaw to slot in at the far post. Three minutes later it was two as Chris Bolder met Paul Harsley's curling long ball with a downward header. Marine had their chances to get back into the game in the remaining half hour, substitute Neil Harvey turned his man and shot just wide from the edge of the box, and home keeper Adam Nicklin caught a dipping lob from Jonathon Goulding on his goal-line. Joe Fowler had the Merseysiders' best chance in the closing minutes, Louis Barnes knocking Paul Lundun's cross into his path only for Nicklin to catch the winger's effort low to his left. Ferriby turn their attentions to their defence of the East Riding County Senior Cup on Tuesday night as they welcome Hessle Rangers to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium
Man of the Match: Danny Clarke (North Ferriby)
Ferriby scorers: Bradshaw (51), Bolder, (54)
Ferriby: Adam Nicklin, Ben Morley, Nathan Peat, Paul Harsley, Paul Foot (c), Sam Denton, Wayne Brooksby (Alex Davidson, 72), Russell Fry, Chris Bolder, Gary Bradshaw, Danny Clarke Subs not used: Peter Davidson, Matty Plummer, Kevin Larvin, Steve Wilson
Marine: Ryan McMahon (c), Paul Lundon, Louis Barnes, Sam Barnes, John Shaw (Matty Brown, 74), Jonathon Goulding, Joe Fowler, Paul Brown (Neil Harvey, 57), Thomas Moore, Stephen Johnson, Ian Latham Subs not used: Liam Duff, Peter Cumiskey
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