Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Frickley Athletic 1 v North Ferriby United 0 - Evo-Stik Premier Division

Alex Callery watches on

Tuesday 22nd November 2011
at the Tech 5 Stadium, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division
Frickley Athletic (1) 1
James Ashmore 29 pen
North Ferriby United (0) 0
Admission £8, Programme £1.50, Attendance 222
Pantomime season arrived early in South Elmsall tonight, courtesy of some 'intriguing' decisions made by the match officials ... and I'm quite sure that there would be people connected to both teams who would agree with that sentiment.
On former manager Billy Heath's return to Westfield Lane, Frickley won by a solitary goal. A 29th minute penalty scored by James Ashmore, after Lincoln Adams had been flattened in the box.
Though they would have won by a far greater margin if only their finishing had been a bit more clinical.
The win saw Frickley Athletic climb into the top half of the table.
The challenge now is to sustain that position and keep their recent impressive run of form going.
Certainly if a few more of the chances they're creating can be converted into goals, there is no reason why the points they've got on the board so far, can't be a springboard for an even better second half to the season.
The Blues manager Peter Rinkcavage said in his post match interview:
“I thought it was a superb display almost from start to finish. North Ferriby are a very good side full of quality players but we created chances all the way through the game. I don’t think anyone would have begrudged us winning by a much bigger margin. We haven’t created as many chances as that in a game for a long time and the only disappointing aspect of the night is that we didn’t finish any of the chances we created.”
I couldn't have put it better myself Rinky ... so I won't! ;-)
When Nathan Peat was sent off for the visitors late in the game, somebody in a yellow shirt was heard to shout, in the direction of the referee and one of his assistants, "You're shit! Both of you!" Hmm, far be it from me to comment on that either.
Four Yorkshiremen ... Luxury!