North Ferriby United v Eastleigh Preview

It’s simply now or never for North Ferriby United. After last week’s poor performance and subsequent 4-2 defeat to Boreham Wood, The Villagers are now well and truly on the brink of relegation. Ferriby are now 9 points behind 20th placed Woking with only 12 points to play for. That means that anything less than a win tomorrow could see Ferriby relegated. Now everyone expected Ferriby to go down at the start of the season but they have put up a far better fight than many expected so it will be disappointing to see them go down.

Injuries have certainly taken their toll on Ferriby’s paper thin young squad. Several key players including Stephen Brogan and Simon Russell have been out for long periods and the young lads who have done so well all season appear to be flagging as we get towards the end of the season. It was a tired performance last week with the game having the tempo of a pre-season friendly for long periods. Boreham Wood scored 2 easy goals and the other two were own goals which really summed up Ferriby’s day. Steve Housham was left disappointed with his side’s performance after the game and he has challenged them to put on a show for the green and white supporters in the final two home games of the season.

Housham has been quick to praise the fans all season and he will want his players to deliver at least one more win before the end of the season. Tomorrow’s game against Eastleigh could be a chance as the visitors sit comfortably in mid table with not much to play for. In order to have any chance of winning Ferriby must improve their service to Reece Thompson who was forced to run his blood to water last week with very little service. He did get the goal he deserved in the end but it will have been a frustrating afternoon for the striker. If Ferriby can get better service into him he has proved he can score goals this season so Ferriby have to improve their set up play for their most prolific marksman.

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