Can Town rain on Ferriby’s parade?

North Ferriby manager Billy Heath used to be in charge at Bridlington
North Ferriby manager Billy Heath used to be in charge at Bridlington

Bridlington Town will look to spoil North Ferriby United’s party at the KCom Stadium tomorrow.

The Villagers won promotion on Saturday, beating Fylde in the Conference North play-off final, to reach the fifth tier of English football.

Town will look to take advantage of a potential hangover from their celebrations, when the two sides go head-to-head in the East Riding Senior Cup final at Hull City’s stadium.

Manager Gary Allanson is unsure if Ferriby will field their first team in the final, but no matter who runs out in a Ferriby shirt, he is expected it to be a tough challenge to hold on to the trophy they won last May.

“North Ferriby have had another fantastic season under Billy Heath and his assistant ‘Bobby’ Carroll and will want to finish the season on a real high,” said Allanson.

“They are both winners that’s why they have had the success they have had, they both work extremely hard and their attention to detail is supreme, so if they can get promotion and have the East Riding Senior Cup as the cherry on the cake I am sure they will do all they can to achieve this.

“They have done a magnificent job at North Ferriby and the respect they have earned in the game because of this is well documented and fully deserved, they are both honest, genuine people who work hard and they have got their rewards.

“No matter what names they put on that team sheet, the same work ethic will be expected and they will get it, 99%-ers don’t get anywhere with Billy, its 100% or you are sat in the stand.

“It is going to be a difficult game for us, but if we prepare right and work hard we stand a chance and we will be doing all we can to do that.”

Kick off at the KCom Stadium is at 7pm.