Men's First Team
Friendly Sat 30 July The Citadel
Farsley Celtic
Scunthorpe Utd

Five minutes into the game, debutant Reagan Ogle opened the scoring for Scunthorpe.

However, It took only ten minutes for Jimmy Spencer to make it 1-1 with a cool finish inside the box.

Despite a strong start, it was Farsley who were on top for the majority of the first half, with the only trouble being the link-up play between the Scunthorpe.

Jacob Gratton looked the most likely threat for Farsley, and came close as he cut in from the left and forced the Scunthorpe ‘keeper Marcus Dewhurst to make a great save.

Midway through the second half, the visitors changed almost their entire eleven, and that proved to be a crucial moment as the fresh legs proved all-important.

The rain appeared to be an advantage for Scunthorpe, making the surface quicker for their attackers. The crowd had to wait until the seventy-eighth minute for the next action, when some great build up play led to a second goal scored by midfielder Cameron Wilson.

With the Celts tiring, Scunthorpe took advantage as Nat Wallace made it 3-1 in the eighth first minute.

The visitors’ attack was too energetic for Farsely’s defence, as Lewis Butroid accidentally played the ball to Charlie Burden-Whittleton, who passed it into the net.

Burden-Whittleton quickly made it five, as he converted a volley after a cross from Wilson in the eighty-sixth minute and confirmed the Celts’ defeat.

Farsley gave a great account against the recently relegated League Two side, where they could’ve seen a more positive result on another day.

Next up is the season opener, with a trip to Leamington next weekend.