Men's First Team
National League North Sat 7 January Impact Arena Stadium
Alfreton Town
  • Wiley (82')
Farsley Celtic

It was defeat on the road for Farsley Celtic today after Russ Wilcox’s side were edged out 1-0 by Alfreton in a tight encounter at the Impact Arena.

The first half would be devoid of clear-cut chances for both sides, however, both sides may have felt they should have broken the deadlock.

Jordan Thewlis almost opened the scoring for the hosts after just seven minutes when his effort from a tight angle was fired past the far post.

Farsley responded just four minutes later with a good chance of their own after Luke Parkin’s cross found the head of Jimmy Spencer, but he headed narrowly over the bar from the edge of the six-yard box.

Neither side created anything of note afterwards until one minute before the interval when ex-Alfreton man Tom Allan headed agonisingly wide from a pin-point Bobby Johnson free kick.

The Celts picked up where they left off after the interval, starting on the front foot as they attacked down the hill.

Ans Farsley were almost ahead just two minutes into the half when Frank Mulhern slipped Lewis Butroid through, leading to the wingback having his effort denied by George Willis in the Alfreton goal.

Farsley then had another chance to take the lead on the hour mark as Kian Scales broke down the right flank before superbly picking out Jimmy Spencer whose shot was well blocked by George Willis.

Chances continued to remain far and few between, but most of the action was taking place in the hosts’ half.

However, Alfreton would take the lead with seven minutes left to play through Dominic Wiley after he met Danny Preston’s free kick with a well-hit volley which gave Max Dearnley no chance.

Alfreton would go on to close out the victory, ending Farsley’s four-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.

The Celts are next in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Hereford.

Farsley Celtic: Dearnley, Scales, Butroid, Johnson (Turner 79), Butler (c), Teale, Allan, Ubaezuonu, Spencer, Mulhern (Wallace 79), Parkin (Syers 83). Unused subs: Assenso, Clayton.