Farsley Celtic grab hard-earned point at Chorley

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Clayton Donaldson in action for Farsley Celtic. Photo: John McEvoy

By Josh Makin

Farsley Celtic claimed a point on the road today at Victory Park after Sam Leverett’s first goal for the club resulted in a 1-1 draw with Chorley.

Chorley took the lead on the 20-minute mark when former Celt Carlton Ubaezuonu headed home from inside the six-yard-box to give the hosts the lead, before midfielder Leverett pounced on a Matt Urwin mistake to level the score ten minutes later.

The Celts started the game well and the first chance of the match fell to Rudy Misambo after the defender rose up in the box only to see his header saved with relative ease by Urwin.

Michael Coulson also had an opportunity to give Farsley the lead when after ten minutes he latched onto a Clayton Donaldson cross before sending his first time effort over the bar.

After the two goals, both sides continued to look for an advantage and Chorley should have nudged themselves in front moments before the break after a chaotic goalmouth scramble. A fantastic save from Slovenian shot-stopper Zan-Luk Leban and a goal line clearance from Tom Allan preventing that from happening.

The second half didn’t see as many chances as the first as the teams continued to battle for the lead, with Chorley’s best effort coming from Jack Hazelhurst whose effort from outside the box was easily saved by Leban.

Player manager Clayton Donaldson had looked lively throughout the match following his two consecutive goals against Scarborough Athletic and South Shields, and he had a half chance to win the match late on when his volley narrowly cleared the bar.

Despite being put under significant pressure by the home side in eight minutes of added time, Farsley continued to battle and grind out a well-earned point.

The Celts are next in action at the weekend when Bishop’s Stortford make the trip to The Citadel on Saturday 3 February.

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