Ferriby suffered their 7th defeat in October yesterday but despite the result it was a much improved performance especially going forward. Here we look at 3 players who stood out for the Villagers against Bromley.
Given his chance in the starting 11 at the expense of Connor Oliver, Fallowfield bossed the midfield until he was substituted midway through the second half. In the first half he was full of energy and desire in the engine room and this will have been very pleasing for the manager Steve Housham. He looked composed on the ball, rarely gave it away and was instrumental in setting up several chances in the first half including the one on one chance for Reece Thompson. Fallowfield was also a key player in the move which led to Ferriby’s goal as he fed Kyle Wootton whose shot was parried before Thompson buried the rebound.
Although he didn’t last the full 90 minutes Fallowfield must surely warrant his place in the starting 11 when we entertain Wrexham next week.
Thompson like Fallowfield was another promoted to the first 11 after being on the bench in midweek at Tranmere. His pace gave the Bromley defence a torrid time throughout the first half and he found himself with a couple of chances where he only had the keeper to beat because his pace had got him in behind. It looked like despite all his effort it may be another frustrating day for Thompson. That changed in the 52nd minute when the ball fell to him in the box and he made no mistake smashing the ball past a Bromley defender trying to clear it off the line. His joy was clear to see in his celebration as it has been a frustrating period of not scoring for Thompson and his fellow Ferriby strikers. He ran himself into the ground by the time he was substituted but he should be another name on the team sheet against Wrexham.
It’s fair to say Danny Emerton’s Ferriby career has been a stop start affair. When he first came to the club he was tearing defences apart in the Conference North. He was then sidelined with a lengthy injury and after that he struggled to be more than a bit part player under Billy Heath who seemed to stick with his favoured 11 players each week. This season Steve Housham has given Emerton much more game time and we are starting to see glimpses of what Danny can really do. Despite only coming on as a sub yesterday he had an immediate impact with his pace and trickery. He was very effective running at a tiring defence and he beat his marker with ease on several occasions before delivering some excellent crosses that weren’t capitalised on. It is difficult for the manager because if Emerton was given the chance to do that for 90 minutes he could be devastating but the manager may feel he will bring more of an impact as a substitute against tiring defenders.