Division One North
Tuesday 28th March 2017 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Farsley Celtic
(0) 0
(2) 2
Walshaw (7, 41)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Liam Ellis

1. Will Jones
2. Caldon Henson
3. Callum Scullion
4. Mo Ali
5. Tom Dean ©
6. Keenan Quansah
7. Elliot Harrison
8. Mason Duffy
9. Liam Ellis
10. Mitch Bryant
11. Tom Pratt
12. Dan Johnson (for Scullion 81)
14. Hafeez Hamzat (not used)
15. Matty Burke (for Henson 73)
16. Danny Byrnes (for Duffy 59)
17. Danny Stapleton (not used)
Yellow cards: Pratt, Scullion.

Farsley Celtic
1. Graeme McKibben
2. Aaron Hardy ©
3. Chris Howarth
4. Nathan Turner
5. Adam Clayton
6. Peter Davidson
7. Lewis Nightingale
8. Ryan Watson
9. James Walshaw
10. Jordan Deacey
11. Paul Walker
12. Ross Daly (for Davidson 85)
13. Tom Morgan
14. Richard Marshall
15. Chris Atkinson.
Yellow card: Davidson.

Referee: Mr C. Buxton



Farsley Celtic returned to the top of the table thanks to a 2-0 win over Mossley at Seel Park on Tuesday evening.

Mossley competed well against the high flyers but two excellent finishes by the deadly James Walshaw were enough to give the visitors the points.

The Lilywhites opened very brightly and were unlucky not to take an early lead when Mitch Bryant’s effort came back off the far post and Mason Duffy’s effort from the rebound was somehow turned away for a corner by keeper McKibben.

Mo Ali’s speculative long range effort then nearly caught out McKibben but he was able to claw the ball away from under the angle.

Farsley then took the lead with their first attack on seven minutes. Mo Ali mis-timed a header and Walshaw raced through a gap to slot the ball past the stranded Will Jones.

Tom Dean and Mitch Bryant both had chances with headers for Mossley but both were off target when well placed.

Farsley then began to up their game and looked every bit champions elect as they moved the ball at high speed and closed down space brilliantly when out of possession leaving Mossley to do most of the chasing.

A second goal arrived five minutes before the break when Paul Walker’s cross-field run and slide-rule pass put Walshaw clear and the Farsley marksman cleverly stepped around Will Jones before turning the ball home from a tricky angle.

Farsley were mostly happy to keep Mossley chasing in the second half and the Lilywhites were able to create very little in response despite the hard work of the Mossley midfield and forwards.

It was the visitors who had the best chances of the second half with Walshaw seeing an effort come back off the bar and another shot flew inches wide while Jones was called on to make a couple of good saves.

In the end Farsley could not be denied and on this showing look very much favourites for the one place automatic promotion slot.


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