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Farsley Celtic
Lancaster City
Tue 2 Oct 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 142

Farsley Celtic v Lancaster City FC


"Dolly Blues left Frustrated

Lancaster City were left frustrated as Farsley Celtic came away with all three points at the Nest.

Celtic started off brightly and City had become accustomed to conceding early on which was almost the same scenario when Adam Clayton headed just over from a corner.

It was a steady start from City who tried to ease their way in with possession.

Fifteen minutes in and it almost broke clear for Blinkhorn as he latched onto a long ball but fired wide of the mark.

This was followed with more positivity from City coming forward in numbers and Charlie Russell almost broke the deadlock striking from range but could not test Trenerry.

The Celts were making life difficult for themselves with wayward loose balls, the weather conditions not helping.

City worked themselves up another good opportunity when Blinkhorn held up the ball well to play in Russell who fired wide.

The rest of the half saw few chances with Farsley Celtic just looking to ease their way into it but the conditions ultimately were playing a part.

City had the second halves first chance with Blinkhorn clipping a shot wide of the far post.

Celtic made changes and it clearly paid dividends when Paul Walker came on and volleyed in with virtually his first touch.

Less than a minute later Higgins nodded home from a corner to finish Lancaster off in quick succession to make it 2-0.

The second goal looked to deflate the Dolly Blues with chances at a minimum.

Their next break did not come until the 79th minute when Tom Kilifin drove forward into the box passing to Wilson who fired over.

In the end it just was not enough from Craig Stanley's men in his final game as caretaker boss.

New manager Mark Fell would have had a close eye on what he believes is a "good squad" that he has to work with.

His first game in charge will be at home to Basford on Saturday.

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Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

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# Team Pl Pts
10. Hyde United 40 53
11. Whitby Town 40 49
12. Lancaster City 40 49
13. Hednesford Town 40 48
14. Stafford Rangers 40 47
15. Matlock Town 40 44
16. Bamber Bridge 40 42

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