Report: Farsley Celtic 7-0 Armthorpe Welfare
- MENS TEAM NEWS
- 5 November 2019
The Celts progressed into the next round of the West Riding County Cup as they defeated Armthorpe 7-0 in what was a comfortable night at the Citadel, writes Ed McIntyre.
Adam Lakeland made six changes to the side that started in Farsley’s 2-0 loss away at Blyth Spartans last Saturday. Elliott Wynne replaced Kyle Trenerry in goal, while Luke Parkin, Dylan Cogill, Ben Atkinson, Akeel Francis, and Nathan Cartman came in for Jimmy Spencer, Danny Ellis, Chris Atkinson, Jordan Richards, and Tom Allan.
It was a fast-paced start from the Celts as a double from Luke Parkin, and a headed goal by Ben Atkinson put Farsley 3-0 ahead after just twelve minutes.
Armthorpe were then able to hold the home side at bay and make the game a bit more difficult but failed to test Wynne in between the sticks.
Parkin was eventually able to complete a first-half hat-trick on the 30-minute mark when he calmly went round goalkeeper Stevens-Neale and finish into an empty net to make it 4-0. And five minutes later Farsley found a fifth as Will Hayhurst’s cross from the left was headed home by Dave Syers to send the Celts into the break 5-0 up.
To Armthorpe’s credit, they made the game a lot more difficult for Farsley in the second half but 20 minutes in Akeel Francis made it 6-0 as he curled a shot from distance into the top left corner of the net.
Despite Farsley having to play the remaining ten minutes of the game with ten men after Tyler Walton limped off, they were able to add another late on as Akeel Francis slotted past the keeper to get his second of the night and secure a 7-0 win for Farsley, sending the Celts through to the next round of West Riding County Cup.
Speaking after the game, manager Adam Lakeland said: “Every credit to the players for making it a comfortable night. I thought the lads did everything we should’ve done.
“We were pretty ruthless, particularly in the first half. We’ve got through, scored plenty of goals and kept a clean sheet. We’re into the next round, unscathed injury-wise and overall it was a good night.”
Farsley Celtic are next in action on Saturday as they take on Gloucester City at home in the National League North.