Farsley Celtic‘s playoff hopes took a significant dent as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Mossley, writes Thomas Ritchie.
Mossley took the lead early on when Dave Short gathered a loose ball and squared to Tom Pratt who tapped the ball into an empty net.
However, Farsley responded well and pulled level when Leon Osborne played a swift one-two with Lewis Nightingale before slotting home. Tom Taylor then prevented Sam Robinson from regaining Mossley’s lead when he brilliantly saved Robinson’s rasping half volley.
The second half remained a scrappy affair with neither side creating any clearcut chances, however with little over ten minutes remaining things took a turn for the worse for Farsley when Taylor brought down Michael Fish in the area.
Kyle McGonigle stepped up and duly converted to restore Mossley’s advantage.
Paddy Miller was then sent for an early shower as things went from bad to worse for The Celts after he brought down substitute Godwin Abadaki who was through on goal.
The final chance of the game fell to Mossley as they looked to take advantage of having an extra player, however Taylor made a smart save from McGonigle’s free-kick.
Farsley Celtic: Taylor, Hardy (c), Grant (Bunch 79), Howarth, Sugden (O’Brien 76), Miller, Nightingale, Daly, Osborne, Savory, Deacey (Walker 74). Unused subs: Lofthouse (GK), Connor.
Mossley AFC: Flynn, McDonnell (Baker 90), Cheetham, Thomas, Dean, McGonigle, Bennett, Robinson (Abadaki 79), Keogh (c), Short (Fish 66), Pratt. Unused subs: Mannon, Warburton.
MOTM: Kyle McGonigle