FOOTBALL can be a fickle mistress and Ferriby’s fall from grace has been rapid – much like the Colne Dynamos (remember them anyone) side in the 90s they marched up through the lower-league ranks then slid back from whence they came in double-quick time.
I’ve not managed to get to a Villagers game yet but have watched their start (back) in the Northern Prem with interest – 1 draw and 1 loss spells a pretty dull opening to the campaign after conceding a late goal at Whitby and the loss/draw combo matches exactly Mickleover’s own two games.
But, despite that turgid picture there’s a reason I have selected this match, as it was a fixture that was once one of the hottest Northern Prem H2H’s and saw some absolute crackers a few years back with no love lost between the teams.
With a total of 29 goals across the last 5 H2Hs we have a mouthwatering average goals per match of just under six – the scorelines of 6-2, 4-0, 3-1, 4-2 and 3-4 offer up a pretty good picture of the nature of these Derby v Yorkshire derbies.
It may be early days in this campaign but both sides feature defences that were ripped apart throughout the end of the previous league run-in. The majority of Mickleover’s matches saw 3 or more goals whereas Ferriby suffered many a humiliating scoreline.
With no significant injury news and both managers clearly stating they want to put the campaign back on track I suspect we may be in for a few goals here at The Don Ammot Arena.