For the second time in 5 days North Ferriby won 3-2 at home. Once again they dominated the match more than the score suggests but failed to kill of a spirited Kendal Team. With four wins in a row Ferriby have strengthened their grip on first place after a wobble in early December.
Kendal had the first chance of the match when Adam Nicklin had to react well to save a shot on the turn deep inside the Ferriby box. In the 20th minute Ferriby took the lead through centre half goal machine Gregg Anderson. Ryan Kendall had a shot saved but Anderson was on the scene to hammer home the rebound. 1-0
Ten minutes later a cross from Ferriby beat everyone including the Kendal goalkeeper. Ryan Williams was at the far post and tried to reach the ball to score but with the goal gaping he didn’t get their quick enough and the ball flew past.
Williams made up for this four minutes later when he crossed to Ryan Kendall who scored with a simple tap in. 2-0
This was the final incident of a half dominated by Ferriby. HT 2-0
In the 57th minute Ryan Kendall should have sealed the game for Ferriby when through one on one but his shot flew over the bar. Three minutes later Liam King almost scored a spectacular goal when he hit a thunderous volley that was tipped onto the bar.
In the 74th minute Kendal got themselves back in the match when a clever through ball and cross resulted in a tap in for an onrushing Kendal striker. 2-1
Ten minutes later Ferriby looked to have sealed the game when Anthony Wilson was fouled in the box and Ryan Williams scored the resulting penalty. 3-1
Just two minutes later however a Chris Bolder foul gave penalty gave Kendal a penalty of their own which made the last few minutes very nervy for the home side. Ferriby held on and claimed their fourth win in a row.
Ferriby will be very pleased to get another win and will be happy they don’t have a midweek game this week because they looked jaded against Kendal as it was their fourth game in ten days, but having won all four of those games Ferriby are in command at the top of the table.
Man of the Match: Gregg Anderson
Match report by Sam Shepherd