Farsley Celtic continued their fine start to the season as they made it three wins from three in the league with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Kendal Town, writes Thomas Ritchie.
Farsley had the first chance of the game early on as Aaron Hardy’s fizzing cross was headed wide by James Walshaw.
Midway through the half Farsley captain Paddy Miller was forced off injured with what appeared to be a torn calf, a real blow for the Celts.
Shortly after Kendal had a great chance, but Danny Forbes’ effort was cleared off the line by Aaron Hardy.
Kendal’s Charlie Bailey showed great skill and trickery as he worked his way towards the edge of the box before he fired over late on in the half.
Kendal almost took the lead early in the second half as Ollie Wood’s shot was deflected, before Graeme McKibbin made a smart save to keep the scores level.
Just after the hour mark Farsley scored what turned out to be the winner as Kendal ‘keeper Will Kitchen flapped at Jordan Deacey’s corner before Richard Marshall flicked the ball into the back of the net.
Farsley then had a strong appeal for a penalty as Paul Walker was felled in the box, however the referee waved away the claims much to the disgust of the Farsley players and supporters.
Kendal came close to snatching a point late on however, as Adam Freeland was given space to turn in the box before he lashed inches wide of the upright.
Miller injury ‘looks a naughty one’
Manager Neil Parsley was pleased with the win but said he may dip back into the transfer market following Miller’s injury:
Farsley Celtic: McKibbin, Hardy, Howarth, Turner, Savory, Miller (c) (Knowles 19), Deacey (Nightingale 79), Daly, Walshaw (A. Davidson 77), Marshall, Walker. Unused subs: P. Davidson, Clayton.
Kendal Town: Kitchen, Freeland, Thomas, Grundy, McDonald, Wardle, S. Bailey (c), Forbes, Wood (Lynch 84), Dudley, C. Bailey (Dugdale 75). Unused subs: McGahon, Poole, Towers.
MOTM: Richard Marshall