Ferriby continued their 100% home record this season with a very impressive display to beat Altrincham. This was the first taste of defeat for Altrincham this season and Ferriby climbed above them in the table which made it all the sweeter.
The game started evenly with both sides striving to create chances. You could tell from the outset that the game would be a tough contest between good teams. Altrincham had the first chance of the game and almost opened the scoring when Jack Moult hit a speculative shot that bounced off the bar.
Ferriby didn’t rest on their laurels and started to attack. Ferriby took the lead in the 29th minute. The ball was bouncing around in the box and it fell to Liam King who unselfishly layed the ball back to Nathan Jarman who curled the ball into the top right hand corner of the net, a beautiful finish. 1-0
Ferriby pushed for a second goal and began to dominate the game. In the 33rd minute Ryan Kendall headed just over from a cross, it was a difficult chance but one he will probably thought he could have done better with.
Two minutes later Nathan Jarman almost scored his second. He swivelled on the ball in the box but could only shoot wide. Ferriby were dominating but couldn’t find a goal, this was slightly worrying because Ferriby dominated for a similar period against Solihull and couldn’t find a goal, luckily against Altrincham they had a lead to defend.
Ferriby came out fast in the second half and doubled their lead after just four minutes. Liam King and Ryan Kendall created space and room for Jarman, King passed the ball on a plate to the grateful Jarman who curled home his second goal of the game. 2-0
Altrincham weren’t going to die wondering and went looking for a way back into the game. In the 64th minute they almost found a goal. There was a goalmouth scramble, the ball was cleared off the line by Ferriby and Adam Nicklin did superbly well to save the rebound.
Ferriby had the next chance when Gregg Anderson won a free kick on the edge of the area. Russell Fry stepped up and struck the ball confidently but his shot went just wide. Two minutes later Altrincham found their way back into the match. A cross was headed on by an Altrincham player and the ball fell to substitute James Walshaw who slotted home from close range. 2-1
The Altrincham goal made for a nervy last fifteen minutes but despite a couple of tense moments Ferriby held on well to claim another impressive victory.
This was another good home win for Ferriby and the Eon Visual Media Stadium is becoming somewhat of a fortress this season with the villagers picking up 5 wins from 5 on home turf. Nathan Jarman looks to have been a cracking signing. He has scored 8 goals in the first nine league games and I hope he can keep it up. Ferriby currently sit third having played 7 of the other 9 teams in the top ten, it has certainly been a very pleasing start to the season.
Man of the Match (Ferriby): Liam King
Match Report By Sam Shepherd