Men's First Team
National League North Mon 28 August Deva Stadium
Farsley Celtic

Farsley Celtic’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a 2-0 defeat away against Chester.
Chester made a fast start, taking an early lead and were clinical in front of goal to race into a 2-0

Despite the game settling down after this, Farsley were unable to find a way back into the game and
had to play the last half an hour or so with ten men after Conor Branson was dismissed.

Chester took the lead within the first five minutes with the first shot of the game. Elliot Whitehouse
was alive in the box and able to side foot his effort in from close range after a low cross was drilled
across the face of goal.

The hosts continued to dominate early on and doubled their lead before the 15-minute mark when
captain George Glendon was picked out spectacularly at the back post and was able to nod his effort
past Leban in the Farsley goal.

Leban prevented Farsley from conceding a third before the 20-minute mark when he tipped Iwan
Murray’s powerful attempt from range around the post.

After half an hour, Chester had another opportunity when Whitehouse found space down the left
flank and delivered a ball into the box which was tipped away well by Leban, but it fell into the path
of Kole Hall. Just before Hall could tap the ball into an empty net, Rudy Misambo was on hand to slide in and block the shot.

Farsley’s first real chance came when Joao Silva was played in well by Darren Stephenson. Silva was
one on one with the defender and shifted the ball onto his left foot well, but his shot was saved by
Wyll Stanway at his near post.

Similarly to the first half, Chester started the second half the faster of the two teams. Whitehouse
thought he had bagged himself a brace when he found the back of the net again after a tidy Chester
move, but he was flagged offside.

Conor Branson was dismissed on the hour mark for Farsley after he brought down Kole Hall just
outside the box, with the referee deeming him to have denied Hall a goal-scoring opportunity. Hall
was unable to convert his freekick however, as it sailed over the bar.

Leban made another exceptional save in stoppage time when he tipped Declan Weeks’ volley over
the crossbar to keep the score at 2-0.

Farsley are back in action when they welcome King’s Lynn Town to the Citadel where they will be
looking to extend their unbeaten run at home to four games whilst claiming their first home win of
the season in the process.