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1st Team - Match centre

North Ferriby United
Witton Albion
Full time
J Foley (16' Pen, 34'), B Smart (26', 57')
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - Premier Division Attendance 195

Albion sparkle in the Ferriby sun

Billy's oh so Smart!

Albion swept aside their hosts with consummate ease, in fact Greg Hall wasn’t really tested throughout whereas his counterpart Lewis Exall produced a couple of top drawer saves to keep his team from an even heavier defeat.

With not much going right this season, following their relegation, the team in green could have been behind inside 5 minutes. A delightful build-up involving Danny McKenna, Rob Hopley, Will Jones and Billy Smart presented James Foley with a clear chance only for him to sky the ball into the adjacent allotments.

Foley’s next contribution saw his free-kick from just outside the area blocked, the ball ricocheting to Josh Wardle whose powerful shot was pushed over the bar by Exall.

Foley though saw third time lucky when converting a 16th minute penalty after Matty Devine had been fouled by Ben Leyland close to the by-line.

Ten minutes later it was 2-0, McKenna and Jones again linking well and providing Billy Smart the opportunity to choose his spot, curling the ball past Exall’s outstretched left hand, to record his debut goal in an Albion shirt.

The afternoon got even better shortly afterwards following an absolute piece of magic football skill by McKenna who totally bamboozled his marker laying the ball to Smart who in turn found Hopley with the skipper heading the ball on to Foley to fire in Albion’s third goal.

Three minutes before the break Exall was equal to Smart’s pile driver to keep the score down.

One blot on the proceedings saw Cesaire Lingouba be withdrawn at half-time having suffered what appeared to be a hamstring pull, in Chris Noone though Witton sent on an able deputy.

The 57th minute saw Albion seal the three points when James Yates and McKenna combined on the right, the latter’s cross falling perfectly for Smart to provide the deftest of headers that beat Exall low down at the far left post.

On 72 minutes substitute Delial Brewster brilliantly found himself acres of space, just over the half-way line, to advance but seemed to be caught out by the options available to him as Exall came out the result seeing him get the ball past the keeper but also wide of the left upright.

Six minutes later Jones had the ball in the back of the net when heading on from a Foley free-kick, his joy, along with the Wittoners present, when the linesman flag was raised although he looked to be on-side when the kick was taken!

The final attempt on goal came eight minutes from time when McKenna then saw his free-kick drift over the top right corner.

All in all then a very satisfactory performance to round off the month and the perfect preparation for the two mighty games coming up next week.

NFU: Lewis Exall, Ben Leyland, (Kent Bannister 54), James Williamson, Jamie Forrester, Jack Mail, James Piercy, Dan Norton, Eddie Rogerson (Alex Knox 64), Luke Hinsley, Jordan Harrison, Luke Lofts (Charlie Dunkerley 60). Subs not used: Ben Clappison & Joe Lamplough. Booked: Harrison & Norton

Witton Albion: Greg Hall, James Yates, Matty Devine (Michael Wilson 61), Josh Wardle, River Humphreys, Billy Smart, Danny McKenna, Cesaire Lingouba (Chris Noone 45), Rob Hopley (Delial Brewster 69), Will Jones, James Foley. Subs not used: Will Booth & Paul Moore. Booked: Devine & Yates

Referee: Martin Chester Attendance 195

With thanks to VIJAY ANTHWAL for the photos & videos from this game

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Key moments

16:00
Scored Penalty James Foley scores a penalty for Witton Albion
26:00
Goal Billy Smart scores for Witton Albion
34:00
Goal James Foley scores for Witton Albion
57:00
Goal Billy Smart scores for Witton Albion

Videos and photos

Jay Foley - penalty - 1-0
00:16

Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Greg Hall keeps a clean sheet for Witton Albion
69:00 Sub Off
Rob Hopley is substituted off for Witton Albion
69:00 Sub On
Delial Brewster is substituted on for Witton Albion
61:00 Sub Off
Matty Devine is substituted off for Witton Albion
61:00 Sub On
Michael Wilson is substituted on for Witton Albion
57:00 Goal 0 - 4
Billy Smart scores for Witton Albion
47:00 Yellow Card
James Yates is yellow carded for Witton Albion
46:00 Sub Off
Cesaire Lingouba is substituted off for Witton Albion
46:00 Sub On
Chris Noone is substituted on for Witton Albion
End of period 1
44:00 Yellow Card
Matty Devine is yellow carded for Witton Albion
34:00 Goal 0 - 3
James Foley scores for Witton Albion
26:00 Goal 0 - 2
Billy Smart scores for Witton Albion
16:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
James Foley scores a penalty for Witton Albion
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As it happened

  • North Ferriby United
  • Witton Albion
  • 0
  • James Foley Scored Penalty 16:00'
  • Billy Smart Goal 26:00'
  • James Foley Goal 34:00'
  • Matty Devine Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Cesaire Lingouba Sub Off 46:00'
  • Chris Noone Sub On 46:00'
  • James Yates Yellow Card 47:00'
  • Billy Smart Goal 57:00'
  • Matty Devine Sub Off 61:00'
  • Michael Wilson Sub On 61:00'
  • Rob Hopley Sub Off 69:00'
  • Delial Brewster Sub On 69:00'

Team selection

Hall, Greg Hall, Greg
Yates, James Yates, James
Humphreys , River Humphreys , River
Foley, James Foley, James
Wardle, Josh Wardle, Josh
Devine, Matty Devine, Matty
McKenna, Danny McKenna, Danny
Lingouba, Cesaire Lingouba, Cesaire
Jones, Will Jones, Will
Hopley, Rob Hopley, Rob
Smart, Billy Smart, Billy

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3
Nantwich Town
Stalybridge Celtic
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# Team Pl Pts
9. Hyde United 30 43
10. Matlock Town 31 42
11. Witton Albion 29 41
12. Whitby Town 30 40
13. Stalybridge Celtic 31 39
14. Marine 30 38
15. Bamber Bridge 30 36

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