Date: Saturday, 12th September 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: E-On Visual Media Stadium, North Ferriby\r\n\r\nFollowing a 3-1 home defeat to pre-season title favourites AFC Fylde last Saturday, Gloucester City face another difficult challenge as they travel to Humberside to face North Ferriby United.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers were disappointed at the defeat but not disheartened considering the strength of their opposition, who will likely be challenging for the title once more this season.\r\n\r\nNorth Ferriby United currently sit just one point ahead of the Tigers (but are 8th in the table whereas the Tigers sit 15th), after the Villagers claimed a well-deserved 4-2 away win over Brackley Town in the last round of fixtures.\r\n\r\nThat win saw the Villagers extend their unbeaten run to 7 games, but only 2 of those games have been victories having drawn 5 in a row before the victory at Brackley last week.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers have faced the Villagers 4 times in the past and only once has there been a winning side, on the first day of the 2013/14 season where Ferriby ran out 3-1 winners.\r\n\r\nFerriby will once again be without central defender Danny Hone who has a medial ligament injury and Nathan Hotte is unavailable for the hosts as he starts the first game of his suspension for his red card at Bradford Park Avenue.\r\n\r\nThe opponents: \r\n\r\nNorth Ferriby United was formed in 1934 as a result of a village meeting during which it was decided that it would be a good idea to form a local football team. They first took part in the local East Riding Church League and, in 1938, they won the Division One title.\r\n\r\nThe club was re-formed after the Second World War and were admitted to the East Riding Amateur League.\r\n\r\nThe immediate post war years proved to be very successful with the highlight being an appearance in the final qualifying round of the FA Amateur Cup during the 1949–50 season.\r\n\r\nIn 1982 they joined the newly formed Northern Counties East Football League, finishing as runners-up in Division One North. Promotion to the Premier Division was offered to them but had to be declined because the ground facilities were not up to the required standard.\r\n\r\nIn 1991, North Ferriby won the inaugural President’s Cup, defeating FA Vase champions Guiseley 8–5 on aggregate. They also lifted the East Riding Senior Cup for the first time in 12 years and in the League Cup Final they lost 1–0 to Guiseley.\r\n\r\nIn 1999–2000 season they won the Northern Counties East Football League championship and, with all the necessary work having been carried out to the ground, they finally achieved their longtime goal of promotion to the higher level of non-League football.\r\n\r\nThe 70th Anniversary season, 2004–05, proved to be one of the most rewarding in the club’s history as the young team clinched the First Division championship on the final day of the season at Mossley. The side led the division from early October and, despite a minor slump in March, never relinquished their grip on top spot.\r\n\r\nOn 4 May 2013. North Ferriby were crowned as Northern Premier League Champions after beating Ashton United 2–0 on the final day of the season.\r\n\r\nIn recent years, North Ferriby United have seen a lot of success. In their first ever Conference North season, they finished 2nd, narrowly missing out on promotion.\r\n\r\nDuring the 2014–15 season, the club won the FA Trophy Final, defeating Wrexham AFC 5–4 on penalties after a 3–3 draw. Goalkeeper Adam Nicklin saved three penalties during the shoot-out.\r\n\r\nNorth Ferriby United were originally losing 2–0 in normal time, only to score twice in the last 15 minutes to force extra time.\r\n\r\nSubstitute Ryan Kendall scored his second goal of the game during extra time to put North Ferriby United in the lead for the first time during the final, however Louis Moult equalised for Wrexham AFC to take the game to penalties.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nTom Webb will make his return to the team following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. Webb has been on loan at Mangotsfield to regain match fitness and is now ready to return to the side.\r\n\r\nMatt Williams will not make the squad after struggling with an injury all week and Mike Green is battling to be fit for Saturday.\r\n\r\nAdam Connolly will return to the squad after missing the last couple of games with a hamstring injury, as will Marc Richards who has also missed the last two fixtures with a knock sustained at Boston.\r\n\r\n
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