Two goals in two minutes helped the Tigers come from behind to defeat North Ferriby 3-2 at the Dransfield Stadium. A brace from Will Jarvis and a winner from McCauley Snelgrove secured the Academy the win in a mid-season friendly.
Richard Naylor and Andy Dawson named a mixture of Under-23s and Under-18s, with Tom Nixon captaining the side and an unnamed trialist featuring in defence.
There were few chances in the opening exchanges with Jarvis almost punishing Levi Tarbotton after a wayward pass, but the forward’s low cross was dealt with by the Ferriby defence. Jarvis then saw an effort deflect wide, before Nixon saw his shot blocked from Louis Beckett’s resulting corner.
At the other end, Harry Fisk held Jackson Jowett’s curling effort before the Tigers found the opener. Snelgrove crossed for Josh Hinds at the back post, who in-turn teed the ball up for Jarvis on the edge of the area to rifle a shot into the roof of the net.
The visitors equalised in the 40th minute as Whiteley saw his initial effort hit the post before Danny Emerton fired the rebound into the bottom corner. The Tigers almost retook the lead just four minutes later. Beckett’s short free-kick found Harry Lovick, whose first-time delivery found Nixon at the back post, but the full-back’s header was pushed over the bar by Douglas.
In the second half, Ferriby took the lead as Adam Bolder won possession high up the pitch before squaring the ball to Jowett who drilled a low shot into the far corner. Whiteley was inches away to scoring a third moments later as his volleyed effort went wide, while Fisk held Josh Dennett’s attempt. In the other goal, Douglas saved well to push away Nixon’s venomous strike, before Danny East tested Fisk with a curling shot.
Hull City started the comeback in the 76th minute as Harry Lovick drove forward before playing the ball to Beckett, who played a lovely through ball for Jarvis to run on to before converting his second of the evening. A minute later and the Tigers scored the winner as Jake Leake’s low cross was finished by Snelgrove at the front post.
North Ferriby FC: Jordan Douglas (GK), Liam Nelthorpe (Josh Dennett 46’), Ben Leyland (Rinalds Jurkstis 46’), Levi Tarbotton (Matty Plummer 46’), Niall Tilsley (C), Jamie Forrester (Harry Fenton 46’), Danny Emerton (Harvey Carew 46’), Louis Kirk (Adam Bolder 46’), Josh Whiteley, Jackson Jowett, Danny Buttle (Danny East 46’).
Subs Not Used: Lewis Exall (GK)
Hull City: Harry Fisk (GK), Tom Nixon (C), Jake Leake, Harry Wallis (Sincere Hall 66’), Trialist, Alfie Taylor, McCauley Snelgrove, Harry Lovick (Henry Curtis 84’), Josh Hinds (Sam Deacon 79’), Louis Beckett, Will Jarvis.
Subs Not Used: Tom Macauley (GK)
Image Credit: Mark Leighton