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North Ferriby United 2-1 Ossett Town

By Graham Riley

Having drawn at Ossett in the league the week before, North Ferriby overcame their Yorkshire rivals in the FA Cup at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium thanks to Paul Harsley's late penalty. 

The home side dominated the opening half hour, Ossett keeper Liam Sutcliffe was first called into action to palm away from Gary Bradshaw at close range, then again to tip Chris White's tight-angled drive out for a corner.  Ferriby edged ahead on 29 minutes when Bradshaw released Wayne Brooksby through the middle, and Sutcliffe's touch couldn't stop the shot rolling over the line.  Just before the break, Ferriby allowed the visitors back into the game.  David Boardman was able to chest the ball down in the box and Duncan Williams thundered a half volley beyond Steve Wilson.  Just before the break Williams held up the ball for Matthew Young to slide in, but Young's effort was just over the bar.

Both sides nearly took the lead through free kicks early in the first half, Wilson saving Mark Bett's effort and Sam Denton firing against the post for Ferriby.  After punching Steve Smith's close header off the line and smothering the rebound, Wilson excelled himself again later on by gathering Mark Wilson's dipping volley at very late notice.  Ferriby were handed the game on 81 minutes when Caldon Henson barged White down in the box and Harsley beat Sutcliffe to his right from the spot.