Another win for Ferriby as the relegation scrap intensifies

After winning at Guiseley last week Ferriby closed the gap on the teams above them to 4 points and they will have gained confidence from that. As has been the way this season though they were knocked back down to earth in midweek when all of their rivals played and all except York won meaning the gap to the holy grail of 20th place and safety was 7 points.

Today’s opponents Woking occupied 20th place going into the game so for Ferriby to have any chance of survival they simply had to win. To their credit Ferriby came flying out of the blocks and were excellent in the first half. They took the lead after just 7 minutes when centre back Jake Skelton scored his second goal in as many games as he headed home a Danny Emerton free kick. Ferriby could have doubled their lead soon after but Curtis Bateson was correctly flagged for offside.

Woking controversially equalised late in the first half. Steve Housham felt that his player had been elbowed in the build up and as the play was stopped and the Ferriby players checked on their teammate Woking played on and Ghigozie Ugwu benefited from Ferriby switching off as he poached an equaliser.

The second half was more even but Ferriby still had the better chances. They took the lead midway through the half. The excellent Robbie Tinkler was part of a great one two with Reece Thompson and Thompson curled a first time shot into the bottom corner to give Ferriby a lead they deserved. Soon after this it could have got even better but the Woking goalkeeper was on hand to produce a brilliant save from an equally brilliant Robbie Tinkler volley.

Woking made the last few minutes slightly nervy as the ball bounced around in the Ferriby area a couple of times but Ferriby deserved this win and they duly held on for it. Back to back wins have come at just the right time for Steve Housham’s side. The gap to safety is back to 4 points and they will travel to Bromley next week full of confidence and looking for another massive win.

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