The Non-League Football Paper - - SATURDAY MATCH CENTRE - By Phil Withers

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: ★★★★★

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