The result flattered the visitors immensely with the Blues performing valiantly, especially after being reduced to 10 men in the 38th minute following the dismissal of Luke Jeffs
for an elbowing offence inside the box. The Blues appeared in complete control up to that point and led through Gavin Allott
’s 31st minute penalty following a handball by former Frickley player Danny Clarke.
However, the game changed following the sending off with the Blues performing well to keep North Ferriby at bay and even looking the side more likely to score until Nathan Peat score the visitor’s second goal on 86 minutes.
The Blues had gone close to taking the lead in only the second minute as Allott beat Peat down the right to cut into the box and fire in a low cross which Adam Nicklin could only parry away with the ball striking a defender and then being hacked off the line.
Allott was involved again in the 10th minute when he latched on to a long clearance from Jeffs but couldn’t direct his shot from the edge of the box on target.
Ferriby’s first effort of note came in the 13th minute when Ryan Williams’ cross had to be tipped past the post by Tom Woodhead
Jeffs put a 25 yard free-kick wide for the Blues and Clarke saw his 20 yard shot comfortably saved by Woodhead before the blues took the lead on 31 minutes. Matty Bloor
’s cross from the right was handled by Clarke inside the box with Allott finding the net from the spot-kick.
The pivotal moment in the game came 7 minutes later when Jeffs was sent off for elbowing Gary Bradshaw with Williams putting away the penalty.
immediately withdrew Luke Hinsley
and replaced him with defender Tom Johnston with Allott left on his own up front.
The goal spurred on Ferriby who forced Woodhead into two diving saves from Liam King.
The second half saw chances largely at a premium until the last 5 minutes of the game. Indy Aujla had a 25 yard shot clear the bar for the Blues whilst former Frickley player Mark Gray
saw his 12 yard shot clear the bar at the other end.
A good move from the Blues on 58 minutes saw David Buck go agonisingly close from 15 yards after good play from Jimmy Ghaichem
and Aujla had sent Allott away down the right.
Bradshaw saw two chances went close twice for Ferriby before they stole the lead on 86 minutes. Russell Fry was picked out as he burst into the Blues’ box from midfield but Woodhead blocked his 15 yard shot and Ben Hunter’s follow-up was blocked by Bloor but Peat picked up the lose ball and hit a low 25 yarrd shot into the bottom right hand corner.
Two minutes later Bradshaw was unmarked inside the 6 yard box to slam in following a corner and in the last minute Jake Picton
was beaten by the bounce of a long clearance allowing Jack Muldoon to side-step him and beat Woodhead from close range.
Frickley Athletic : Tom Woodhead
, Terry Barwick, Lee Stratford
, Inderjeet Aujla, Jake Picton
, Luke Jeffs
, Jimmy Ghaichem
, Matt Bloor, Gavin Allott
, Luke Hinsley
(Tom Johnston 40 mins), David Buck. Unused subs. Chris Wood, Jason Yates
, Henry Sibenge, Zack Levers
North Ferriby United : Adam Nicklin, Dean Lisles, Nathan Peat, Liam King (Jack Muldoon 46 mins), Gregg Anderson, Paul Foot (Mark Gray
12 mins), Danny Clarke, Russell Fry, Chris Bolder, Gary Bradshaw, Ryan Williams (Ben Hunter 77 mins). Unused subs. Steve Ridley, Antoni Pecora
Referee : Mr. J. Price
Attendance : 146