Match Report -
Rough Game
By Debbie Taylor

As always, North Ferriby provided physical opposition, with Celtic giving as good as they got in this match up with the Villagers, however the giant Tom Denton provided the only goal in a game of few actual chances.

That goal came midway through the first half with the first real attack from either team, Ferriby moving the ball out to Wayne Brooksby who was put through one-on-one with Tony McMillan. His lobbed ball over the Celtic keeper looked to be going wide until Tom Denton arrived, head and shoulders above Jack Higgins to nod the ball into the back of the net.

Brooksby almost got his own a minute later, putting the ball narrowly wide, while at the other end, Dale Wright and Aidan Chippendale barely tested Adam Nicklin, as the half wore on, the game turned rather physical. Just before the interval, Celtic looked to be getting back into the game, with a flurry of corners but were unable to convert.

The second half saw the introduction of width that caused more problems for the Ferriby defence, but Nicklin and his defence were up to the challenge. Jack Higgins got his head on a couple of set-pieces, one straight at Nicklin and the other narrowly wide, and during a melee in the box, Celtic couldn't prod home and equaliser, whilst two decent penalty appeals went without anything from the referee. At the other end, Liam King had the best effort of the half but produced a superb save one-on-one with Tony McMillan after Celtic had been pressing at the other end and Ferriby broke. A ninetieth minute corner came all the way toi Jack Higgins at the back post, but he stabbed it wide, and as Celtic were putting another ball into the box, time ran out.

1Nicklin, Adam  
2Middleton, Ben  
3Wilde, Josh  
4King, Liam  
5Palmer, AshleyYellow Card 
6Hone, Danny  
7Hotte, Nathan  
8Brooksby, WayneYellow Card 
9Denton, TomYellow Card 
10Bolder, Adam  > 58
11Bateson, Curtis  > 74
12Topliss, Sam  
14Fry, Russ  < 58
15Gray, Mark  
16Clarke, Mark  < 74
17Kendall, Ryan