Villagers back in action with a win
NORTH Ferriby manager Billy Heath was pleased with his side's performance after a 3-1 victory over Grantham Town.
The scoreline did not do Ferriby justice as they controlled most of the game and should have won by a much larger margin.
Wasted chances, good goalkeeping and some desperate defending kept the score down, but Heath was glad to see Ferriby maintain their push for promotion.
He said: "It was just good to be playing again after the recent spell of bad weather.
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"It was a good performance from the lads and we again created plenty of chances."
Ferriby's players responded well after the recent enforced break due to bad weather.
The passing and movement was good and there was solid work as usual from their defence.
But it was Grantham who looked most likely to score in the early stages, with Karl Demidh bringing a diving save from stand-in keeper Antoni Pecora, who then reacted quickly to turn over Smith's follow-up shot.
Ferriby started to impose themselves soon after as Anthony Wilson, Ryan Kendall and Ryan Williams caused problems with their pace and movement.
Wilson saw his cross almost turned in for an own goal by Alistair Asher as reached the ball just before Williams.
Gregg Anderson then saw his shot cleared off the line following a partial clearance from a Williams corner.
Grant Brindley headed over his own bar under pressure, before Wilson and Anderson both saw efforts cleared off the line.
Wilson did finally give Ferriby a well-deserved lead after 28 minutes when he was played-in by Williams and rounded keeper James Martin to slide the ball home.
Grantham started to press but struggled to create clear opportunities before their equaliser stunned Ferriby after 41 minutes when Kallum Smith found time and space to place a fine curling shot into the far top corner.
Kendall restored Ferriby's lead after 51 minutes when Danny Clarke's pass found him with time and space to slide the ball past Martin.
Ferriby had numerous chances to put the game out of Grantham's reach as Kendall and Wilson had good chances but failed to find the target.
Now beginning to dominate, Clarke saw a header scrape past the post and Martin turned away a Williams cross just ahead of the on-rushing Wilson.
Wilson had a good opportunity but fired over from eight yards.
Kendall also missed a similar chance as he was closed down by the keeper. Martin did well to just get a hand to the ball as Kendall was about to go round him to score.
Williams saw an in-swinging corner cleared off the line as Ferriby continued to control the game, before clinching the win in the 74th minute when he turned a defender and raced on to place the ball past the advancing Martin.
Pecora saved well from Sam MacVicar late on, before Gary Bradshaw, Wilson and Chris Bolder all went close.
NFU: Antoni Pecora, Steve Gardner, Nathan Peat, Liam King, Gregg Anderson, Paul Foot, Danny Clarke, Chris Bolder, Anthony Wilson, Ryan Kendall (Gary Bradshaw 75), Ryan Williams (Oliver Banks 80) Non-playing subs: Russell Fry, Steve Ridley, Rob Moy.