Men's First Team
National League North Sat 16 March Jakemans Community Stadium
Boston United
  • Mooney (30', 51', 84')
Farsley Celtic

Farsley Celtic suffered a third consecutive loss on Saturday as the Celts were beaten 3-0 at The Jakemans Community Stadium by Boston United.

A hat-trick from Kelsey Mooney secured all three points for the Pilgrims, as Farsley squandered multiple chances throughout the 90 minutes.

The Celts started the game strongly from a defensive point of view, limiting the free-scoring Boston to very little during the first thirty minutes, with the only notable chance falling to Jimmy Knowles whose volley was scuffed.

Boston then broke through on the half-hour mark when the in-form Kelsey Mooney was slipped through and with only Zan-Luk Leban to beat the forward calmly stroked the ball in off of the post to make it 1-0.

Farsley responded well and came extremely close to finding an equaliser on the stroke of halftime when Jack Evans threaded a perfect pass through to Darren Stephenson who was denied by the out-rushing Cameron Gregory.

It was a nightmare start to the second half for Clayton Donaldson’s side, as Boston doubled their lead five minutes into the half when Mooney headed home from a set-piece to secure his brace and give the Celts a mountain to climb.

The Celts fought back and began to move the ball around better in the final third with Stephenson enjoying more possession as well as Sam Leverett whose curling effort from the edge of the box was hit high and wide of the goal.

Ben Atkinson also saw a decent chance carved out for him after Stephenson laid the ball off to the midfielder inside the D but there was too much power on the effort from Farsley’s top scorer and Boston’s two goal cushion remained intact.

Any chance of a Farsley fightback was then quashed when Mooney secured his hat-trick and Boston’s third with a first time finish into the bottom left corner from inside the penalty area to make it 3-0.

The result means that the Celts slip down to 19th place in the National League North, five points above Rushall Olympic who occupy the final relegation zone.

Farsley now have a week’s break before they head back on the road to face Hereford at Edgar Street on Saturday 23 March with a kick-off time of 3pm.