NFU v Colwyn Bay

NFU 1  Colwyn Bay  3

 The Villagers went down to a disappointing defeat against newly promoted Colwyn Bay who deserved their victory.

Bay rocked Ferriby in the 9th minute when Ian Sheridan pounced on an attempted back-pass to Steve Wilson. Sheridan had time and space to square the ball to the unmarked  Damian Allan who  scored from close range with Wilson stranded.

Bay continued to exert pressure on the home side and looked the more dangerous side.  Allan was involved in most of Bay's attacks and was proving a handful in midfield.

Bay had a number of chances and will consider themselves unlucky not to increase their lead with Wilson sa and thenving from MIck McGraa tipping a Luke Denson shot on to the cross bar.  Allan also saw  a shot deflectg off Paul Ellender and on to the post.

Ferriby's only serious threat was a Chris White header that went straight Chris Sana, the Bay goalkeeper. following a Tom Matthews free-kick.

Ferriby played some good football in midfield but could not find a telling pass to create clear chances. 

Bay doubled their lead after 38 minutes when Karl Noon was allowed to run at the home defence before crossing for John Newby to score from 18 yards

Ferriby began the second half more positively and created a few half chances.  Ferriby went close when Chris White shot straight at Sana. Shortly after a Russell Fry  cross beat the keeper only for McGraa, who gave a good performance in defence, to head off the line.  McGraa repeated the act shortly after when Paul Foot  headed on a White corner. Bay continued to press but were not creating the chances they had in the first half

Play continued end-to-end  and Ferriby got back in to the game  after 78 minutes.  McGraa was harshly adjudged to have  handled a close-range shot hit straight at him and Gary Bradshaw sciored from the resulting penalty.

The home side battled hard for the equaliser but Bay sealed victory when a long ball dropped over the Villagers defence allowing Newby to race on and slip the ball past the advancing Wilson.

It was a disappointing afternoon or the Villagers who will be looking for a much sharper performance at  Mickleover on Wednesday.