Barton Town OB 0-3 North Ferriby United (FT)
North Ferriby ran out easy winners in what was both sides first friendly of the new season. For a friendly it was a largely entertaining game in front of a reasonable crowd on a perfect summers evening.
Ferriby’s Line Up
- GK ADAM NICKLIN
- RB STEVE GARDNER
- CB PAUL FOOT
- CB SAM BELCHER
- RM CHRIS HALL
- CM RUSSELL FRY
- CM LIAM KING
- LM BEN HUNTER
- ST GARY BRADSHAW
- ST JACK MULDOON
- SUBS: MORRIS, KENDALL, RIDLEY, GREY, CLARKE, PECORA, WHITE, WILLIAMS, BOLDER, STEVENS
Ferriby had more possession throughout the match and almost made that count as early as the second minute when new signing Jack Muldoon skied a good chance high over the left hand side of the goal. He soon made up for this though by scoring on his Ferriby debut in the sixth minute. A pin point through ball Bradshaw put Muldoon 1 on 1 with the keeper and he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the goal. Barton 0-1 Ferriby
Barton’s first chance came in the seventh minute and it took a smart low save from Adam Nicklin to keep them out. After 10 minutes Ferriby won a corner in a good position but it was wasted by Fry who hit the ball high over the bar and almost onto the railway line.
Ferriby and Muldoon had another great chance in the 14th minute. After wrestling strongly past two defenders Muldoon was again 1 on 1 with the keeper but the goalie closed down the angle for a shot and saved well. Muldoon Had another chance when he headed over from a Bradshaw free kick. In the 26th minute a comical incident occurred between Nathan Peat and Jack Muldoon, they ran into each other. Luckily neither was hurt.
Ferriby still had virtually all the possession and where still creating chances. A decent cross was aimed in at Bradshaw who tried an overhead kick and sadly missed. He had another good chance in the 38th minute when Ben Hunter put in a perfect cross from the left which Bradshaw headed over. That was the last of the First half chances.
HT Barton 0-1 Ferriby
Second Half Ferriby Team: PECORA, WILLIAMS, GREY, STEVENS, PEAT, WHITE, RIDLEY, BOLDER, CLARKE, MORRIS, KENDALL
Predictably Ferriby had the first chance of the second half. A thunderous shot on the turn by Kendall was blocked by a Barton defender who did well because otherwise it would have gone in. After 51 minutes a jinking run and shot from James Williams won a corner for Ferriby but nothing came from it.
After 61 minutes Ferriby got the second goal and it had been coming. A cross from Clarke was met with a bullet header from Lee Morris at the back post. Barton 0-2 Ferriby
After 65 minutes Barton had their first chance of the second half when their number nine tried to chip Pecora but failed. In the 72nd minute a good one-two between the impressive Chris White and Kendall resulted in a scuffed shot by Kendall which wasn’t helped by the length of the grass. Another chance fell to Morris who tried an ambitious lob over the keeper who was of his line. It was from the left hand corner of the box and it went just wide. Kendall’s night was over in the 84th minute when he was subbed after a challenge by a Barton player. I presume this was just a precautionary substitution. He was replaced by Muldoon.
Jack Muldoon sealed the win and a Man of the Match performance in the 89th minute. He had little other options when he collected the ball so he let fly a shot from around 25 yards out which crept into the bottom left hand corner of the goal even though the keeper got fingertips to it. Barton 0-3 Ferriby
FT Barton 0-3 Ferriby
Overall this was a good run out for most of the squad and they will improve before the season starts. Billy Heath has a good squad and will have a selection headache for the first league game on 18th August.
Team Performance 7/10
Man of the Match: Jack Muldoon 9/10