On Saturday the Villagers face 17th placed Bromley in what is a must win game for Steve Housham’s side. The late goal on Tuesday night from Andy Cook was a bitter pill to swallow for The Villagers as it meant they had nothing to show for a fantastic effort away from home and it dropped them to the bottom of the National league for the first time this season. October has been a terrible month for Ferriby they have lost 6 from 6 and have only registered a goal in one of those games the 4-1 defeat to Macclesfield in the FA Cup. Despite the poor run of form this game against Bromley could well be a big opportunity for Ferriby. Bromley are without a win in 4 and they are shipping goals so Ferriby’s strikers may well find themselves with more space and time to put their chances away.
Why are Ferriby in this rut of losing so many games? A lack of goals, It’s as simple as that. As we all know scoring goals is the basic fundamental task for any football team to be successful and Ferriby haven’t scored in their last 7 league games. They have only scored 7 goals in 18 games in all competitions this season with 3 of those 7 goals coming in one game so it doesn’t take an expert to work out what Ferriby’s problem is. There are 7 teams in the National League with worse defensive records than Ferriby so if they can find a way to start scoring goals they could well start picking up points again especially as 5 of their last 8 defeats have been 1-0 which is immensely frustrating. Reece Thompson and Kyle Wooton have looked dangerous in patches. Thompson has pace which worries defenders and Wooton has the stature and heading ability to cause defenders problems and hold the ball up. The simple fact however is that the supply to the strikers hasn’t been good enough and this has to change and quickly or the demoralising run of defeats will continue.
Ferriby have lost every game in October and haven’t won since the away game at Gateshead in mid-September. This run of losses has sunk The Villagers to the foot of the National League table. To many that won’t be surprising but with each passing week it will become more and more difficult for Housham to rouse his squad who will be deflated by the defeats they have been suffering. This is a game Ferriby have to target because they are at home and Bromley have a leaky defence to say the least. If they can find a win on Saturday it may just spark a much better November compared to a bleak October.