North Ferriby United 0-0 Worksop Town
North Ferriby stretched their unbeaten run to four games as they picked up a point away at Worksop Town in a goalless draw at Sandy Lane.
The home side threatened the Ferriby goal in the opening seconds when a dangerous run and cross from Jamie Jackson led to a goalmouth scramble that culminated in Villagers keeper Steve Wilson saving from Dennis Sherriff. After Mark Hudson had struck the post with a free kick for the hosts, Wayne Brooksby set up Gary Bradshaw for Ferriby's first real chance of the game, but the striker's 20-yard lob landed on the roof of the net. Russell Fry then found the target with a free kick, but was thwarted by the dive of home keeper Jon Worsnop. At the other end, Luke Shiels headed Hudson's corner over the bar and Wilson did well to tip Sherriff's drive across goal around the near post.
The second half continued in a similar end-to-end fashion, Jackson set up Hudson for another near miss for Worksop, before Ferriby sub Danny Wright picked out Kevin Larvin at the near post but the resulting effort cleared the bar. Wayne Brooksby was creating plenty of danger for the Worksop defence, and the winger looked set to give Ferriby the lead when he left the opposition standing with a 40-yard run, but Worsnop tipped his eventual shot over the bar. A long run of his own nearly led to Jackson netting for the home side, but James Williams did brilliantly well to clear the ball off the line for a corner, from which Wilson blocked a header from Marc Roberts, then saw Jackson blaze over the bar from close range. Substitutes Wright and Mathew Stirland later combined for another good Ferriby chance, which saw Worsnop tip the latter's effort around the post, and Worksop winger Steve Gardner fired a low ball across the Ferriby goalmouth in added time. Ferriby are next in action on Saturday when they travel to face reigning First Division North champions Chester.
Man of the Match: James Williams (North Ferriby)
Ferriby: Steve Wilson, James Williams, Nathan Peat (Phil Jackman, 80), Mark Greaves, Paul Foot (c), Paul Harsley, Russell Fry, John Leonard (Danny Wright, 68), Kevin Larvin, Gary Bradshaw, Wayne Brooksby
Worksop: Jon Worsnop, Luke Shiels, Callum Williams (Ben Turner, 89), Mark Hudson, James Cotterill (c), Marc Roberts, Steve Gardner, Luke Sharry, Dennis Sherriff, Jamie Jackson, Mitchell Austin Subs not used: Chris Wood, Marc Thompson, Terry Barwick, Lawrence Matthewson