DOLLIES DO ENOUGH TO DANCE IN THE DARK
NORTH FERRIBY UTD 1 LANCASTER CITY 2 IT WAS not just the result that made North Ferriby’s day gloomy as virtually all of the second half was played with only around half the floodlights working.
That saw Lancaster defending in the gloom and the difference in light at both ends of the pitch made life difficult.
Lancaster had the better of the first half and deserved their lead.
Steven Williams put them ahead after eight minutes when he was left free to head home a Rob Wilson cross.
The lead was shortlived as Jake Martindale equalised from closerange.
David Norris put Lancaster ahead again after 19 minutes when he burst past the back four to slide the ball beyond keeper Lewis Exall.
The second half largely belonged to Ferriby. They pushed Lancaster back as Tom Waudby and Martindale were a constant threat.
Chances were at a premium at both ends. Tom Kilfin saw a shot parried by Exall and Wilson’s effort was blocked.
For all their pressure it was not until the final few minutes that Ferriby looked like scoring. Keeper Jack Sims parried one try and other shots were blocked.
The game ended in chaos with a goalmouth melee involving most players in the Lancaster area and Ferriby’s Callum Harrison saw red for a second caution.
STAR MAN: Rob Wilson (Lancaster) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★