Just when we may have been forgiven for thinking Ferriby had forgotten how to win they produced an excellent away performance to see off Brackley Town 4-2. It was a good job really because if we had drawn any more games we might have been investigated for match fixing! (only joking obviously). In all seriousness we needed a win and the lads delivered. We dominated from the first whistle which is always difficult away from home. Ferriby played some good football especially in the first half with the attacking trio of Bateson, Denton and Kendall combining well with the strikers being provided with good service from the likes of King, Clarke and Topliss.
Curtis Bateson continued his fine start to the season by scoring a brace in the first half. His second goal was an excellent solo goal. He picked the ball up on the left before quickly cutting inside his marker and into the box where he unleashed a curling shot into the top right hand corner. This is quickly becoming his trademark move and I hope he can keep this run of form up. Speaking of form Ryan Kendall is beginning to hit his straps this season after picking up Ferriby’s other two goals against Brackley. Both goals were simple finishes but they all count and hopefully more goals will follow for “Kendo”
So after beating Brackley Ferriby have risen to 8th in the table and have the best goal difference in the league apart from early season pace setters Solihull Moors. Unbeaten since the opening day of the season and having scored 4 goals in a match on three separate occasions the scenario is suddenly looking a lot brighter for Billy Heath’s men. A win over our next opponents Gloucester would see us move closer to the playoffs before successive away trips to Harrogate and AFC Telford.
As for the rest of the league Solihull are building a good lead at the top of the table and our point against them looks like a great result now as they have beaten their other 7 opponents. AFC Telford are still rooted to the bottom but it’s still early days and this could all change. Gloucester who are the next team to visit the Eon Visual Media Stadium sit in mid table 7 places but only one point behind Ferriby. This shows how tightly bunched a lot of teams are in the league so far. Hopefully we get the three points against them so we can start to pull away slightly.