Ferriby went into today’s home game with Solihull Moors knowing a win was an absolute must. They were well beaten 3-0 at Bromley last week as Taron Hare was sent off. Going into this game without Hare and Curtis Bateson through injury The Villagers were down to the bare bones. Despite being depleted Ferriby played very well in the first half and dominated the game. Even though they were dominating it was the visitors who took the lead when, Simeon Maye reacted quickest to score the rebound after Rory Watson had tipped a shot onto the post.
Ferriby weren’t behind for long as Robbie Tinkler scored an excellent equaliser. A corner was floated into the box and it could only be half cleared. The ball fell to Tinkler who took a touch and powered a shot into the top right hand corner. It was a great finish and Ferriby deserved to be level at half time.
The second half saw Ferriby capitulate and put in one of their worst halves of football this season. Their cohesion had gone in midfield and Solihull had it easy. They scored their second midway through the half when Mark Gray and Robbie Tinkler got in each others way when trying to clear the ball and this allowed Omari Sterling-Jones to pinch the ball and beat the advancing Rory Watson to score.
Solihull’s 3rd and 4th goals were far too easy from a defensive point of view. The third was scored by George Carline who rose unchallenged to head a free kick powerfully past Rory Watson. With a little over ten minutes to go this probably sealed the game. The result was confirmed in stoppage time when Nortel Nortey was given far too much time in the box and he steered a shot into the bottom corner.
Steve Housham was bitterly disappointed with the second half performance from Ferriby and he has his work cut out to motivate his team to go against high flying Tranmere on Tuesday. To see Steve Housham’s interview and our interview with defender Ben Middleton head to our Youtube channel: Fanatichull
Steve Housham Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REduElPXxZo
Ben Middleton Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inMwCgOBVtY