As has been well documented, Ferriby’s start to the season has been pretty dreadful. After a terrible performance on the first day of the season, it was good to see an improvement against Harrogate on Tuesday night, despite the 2-0 defeat.
The main problem for Ferriby is in the final third. The football being played is not of bad quality, however the final product, with the best will in the world, is shocking. Take Tuesday night as an example. Harrogate are arguably the best team in this division, but to only have one shot on target in a home game is just not good enough. Steve Housham has built a half decent squad and I believe he is not being repayed as of yet.
As for Today’s game, Brackley will again provide a tough test for Housham’s men, but it will be a game that they will look to get something out of. Brackley are 2 from 2 in the league so far this season, winning 2-1 against FC United of Manchester on the opening day of the season and 3-1 away at Telford last weekend. However, if head to head form has anything to do with it, Ferriby should be ok. Ferriby have won their last 2 against the Saints, and will hope to continue this run this afternoon.
Obviously the season is only 2 games old, but you’d be a fool to think that if the standard of performances doesn’t improve, Ferriby are in for a long old season. With trips to Blyth and Gainsborough to come, with a difficult home game with Darlington sandwiched in between, it’s vital that Ferriby pick up the points today to give them the platform to push on for the rest of the National League North campaign.