Trophy trek for Cards
4:44pm, Thu 12th Dec 2013
North Ferriby United v Woking
FA Trophy 2nd Round
3pm on Saturday 14 December 2013
The Cards make the long trip to Humberside on Saturday in their bid to reach the last 16 of the FA Trophy competition. The Villagers, as North Ferriby are known, are the Skrill Conference North league leaders and can be expected to provide a tough test for Garry Hill’s side. Let’s hope the Cards can build on their recent good form with another convincing performance.
The Cards should be full of confidence after a hard-fought 1-0 win over high-flying Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday night, their fourth win in their last five games. The defensive solidity shown in that game is likely to be needed again on Saturday.
In the last round the Cards had a magnificent 3-0 win away at Hereford United. A win on Saturday would pocket a very welcome £6k.
NORTH FERRIBY UNITED
The club has had an impressive, gradual rise through the non-League pyramid, achieving promotion to the Northern League Premier Division in 2005 and then, last season, winning the title to achieve promotion to the Skrill Conference North, which they now lead following a 4-1 midweek win over Leamington.
The squad has plenty of players with experience of playing for the likes of Lincoln City and York City. Perhaps the best known names are those of Jon D’Laryea, once of Manchester City and an England C international, and defender Nathan Peat, who started his career at Hull City and who had loan spells at Cambridge United and Lincoln City.
In the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy the Villagers beat Stourbridge 4-0 at home in a replay after drawing 2-2 away and, in the last round, they beat Hyde away 2-1.
North Ferriby United FC
EON Visual Media Stadium
Tel: 01482 634601
The Cards Trust is not running a coach to this match.
The AA Route Planner gives a journey time of nearly 4 hours for this 220-mile trip from Woking. Head for the M1, leaving at J32 to join the M18. At J7 join the M62. At J38 continue on to A63. Look out for the turn off for Ferriby on the left. Go over the bridge and follow this road all the way around until you get past the Duke of Cumberland Pub. There is a crossroads just after the pub: you need to turn right down Church Road. Follow the road down, past the church, and you will eventually come upon a sign for the ground on your left, just before the overhead rail bridge. It is usually best to find somewhere to park on Church Road, as the car park down Grange Lane fills up quickly. From the top of Grange Lane it is a short walk past the allotments to the ground.
The nearest station is Ferriby, which is served by trains from KX, with a change at Doncaster. Trains leave KX at 48 minutes past the hour and take about 2 hours 40 minutes. The 10.48 would get you to Doncaster at 12.16, where you would pick up the 12.42 to Ferriby, arriving at 13.29. The first train back after the game is at 17.53, which, with changes at Brough and Doncaster, would get you back to KX at 20.43.
Once out of the station, follow the first road on the right, you will come out on Church Road, Grange Lane is only a couple of hundred yards down the road and to your right.
The Cards are away at Nuneaton Town next Saturday (21 December). Their next home game is on Boxing Day when they take on Salisbury City.
Come on, you Cards!