Farsley Celtic made it three consecutive wins with an excellent 3-0 win away to Leamington, writes Thomas Ritchie.
Goals from Jimmy Spencer, Adam Clayton and Nathan Cartman earned Farsley all three points after Kyle Trenerry had made a number of important saves early on.
Farsley Celtic Manager Adam Lakeland was extremely pleased with his side’s superb performance, as he said:
“I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a very difficult place to come, they’ve stayed in this division for quite a number of years through being really strong at home.
“In the first 25 minutes I thought we rode our luck a little bit at times, but saying that it could have been 2-2, 3-3, it was so open in that first 25 minutes, the speed of the game was just incredible.
“The first two were massive saves (by Kyle Trenerry), but that’s what good goalkeepers do though, we’ve seen Kyle do that time and time again, it’s alright making routine saves, there’s hundreds of goalkeepers out there that can do that.
“What the best goalkeepers do is make saves that, for me, determine the outcome of the game, and he’s made two big saves there for us in the first five minutes.”
Leamington, looking to avenge last week’s 5-0 defeat to Altrincham, came racing out of the traps and Kyle Trenerry made a superb save early on to keep the scores level.
Josh March crossed for Kaiman Anderson who was able to turn on the edge of the six-yard box, however Trenerry made a superb save from point-blank range.
Farsley then had a brace of chances of their own, Luke Parkin forcing Jake Weaver into a smart save low to his left, and shortly after Parkin’s cross dropped kindly for Jimmy Spencer to strike his shot straight at Weaver.
Trenerry was forced into action for a second time to thwart the Brakes, as he superbly leapt across his goal to tip Jack Edwards’ powerful header onto the crossbar and to safety.
Just minutes later the Farsley shot-stopper was at his brilliant best once again, Edwards flicking the ball onto Josh March who raced through on goal before he was denied one-on-one by Trenerry.
With just over five minutes remaining in the first-half a superb team move saw the Celt Army break the deadlock, as Jordan Richards played a delightful ball through to Tyler Walton who unselfishly laid the ball off for Jimmy Spencer to slot home.
After falling behind the hosts struggled to retain the same level of possession as they had before, and less than 10 minutes into the second-half Farsley’s pressure told as Adam Clayton deftly flicked Tom Allan’s low drive home to double his side’s lead.
The Celt Army had two terrific chances in the space of a minute to move further ahead with Luke Parkin being denied by Weaver, before Jimmy Spencer beat Ravi Shamsi on the byline only for his audacious effort to be clawed away by the Leamington shot-stopper.
The game was put to bed with just under 20 minutes remaining as Spencer played a sublime ball through to Nathan Cartman, who kept his cool to slot home past Weaver.
The hosts’ only chance to pull a goal back came when Shamsi flashed a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but Farsley comfortably saw out the closing minutes to secure the win.
Leamington: Weaver, Carline, Lane, Clarke, Hood, Mace, Dunbar (Keane 64), Gittings, March, Edwards (Mussa 69), Anderson (Shamsi 58). Unused subs: Taylor, James.
Farsley Celtic: Trenerry, Richards, Allan, Higgins (Hayhurst 70), Ellis ©, Clayton, B. Atkinson, C. Atkinson, Spencer, Parkin (Cartman 70), Walton (Baldwin 84). Unused subs: Wynne (GK), Bett.
Referee: Dale Baines