It may be Halloween tomorrow but Ferriby boss Steve Housham has been living a month long nightmare in October as he has seen his side lose all 7 games this month. This scarily poor run of form has dropped Ferriby to the bottom of the National League table.
Yesterday Housham was again left to stew on what might have been for his side. Ferriby dominated large periods of the game with some excellent football played by the likes of Ryan Fallowfield and Reece Thompson. The game seemed to swing on the period immediately after Ferriby opened the scoring. Ferriby have been struggling for goals all season and they seemed to panic after Reece Thompson netted in the 52nd minute. Bromley equalised just 5 minutes later and Housham pointed out where his side had gone wrong immediately after the goal. “We lost our composure for a while after going in front and that led to their equaliser. We sat back instead of continuing to press forward. This gave them too much space. It is something the players have to learn from.” Ferriby will need to improve how they manage games at this level because they had played very well until they opened the scoring. They then seemed to go into their shells which ultimately cost them the equaliser.
Ferriby picked themselves up and created chances to win the game. They lost a bit of impetus when Fallowfield was substituted but Danny Emerton was excellent going forward and he helped to earn a succession of corners. Ferriby could have scored from 3 or 4 of these corners but the ball just didn’t bounce in their favour and Bromley scrambled clear each time. In the end Housham’s side would get no reward for their endeavour as for the second time in a week they were denied a point in the last 5 minutes. Bromley grabbed the winner in the 89th minute and Housham was understandably gutted and slightly frustrated, “That was at least one point, and probably all three, thrown away. I can’t really ask any more of my players. It was another good performance and yet another late goal and defeat. We had enough chances to have won.” As the manager pointed out Ferriby had more than enough chances to win and it was a much improved performance from the Villagers. Despite this improvement in performance and style of play Ferriby were once again made to pay for not scoring enough goals. Those missed chances will continue to give the manager nightmares for a few days to come as he prepares for the visit of Wrexham next Saturday. He will be hopeful though because if Ferriby continue to play how they did today and they get some luck a win will be just around the corner.