Report: Albion Sports 0-4 Farsley Celtic
- MENS TEAM NEWS
- 22 July 2021
Farsley Celtic continued their unbeaten start to pre-season with a resounding 4-0 victory over Albion Sports.
The return of Celts supporters to the Citadel for the first time since March 2020, albeit it for what was technically an ‘away’ game, was greeted with a successful, entertaining performance from a Farsley outfit that included a number of academy products.
Efforts from Luke Parkin and Jordan Richards had the Celts comfortably ahead at the interval before Ben McKenna, in his first appearance for the club at the Citadel, and Tyler Walton added to the score in the second half.
Adam Lakeland was pleased with the workout for his side, as he said: “It was good to get some more minutes into everyone, it was disappointing that the game at the weekend was off, so it was important to get this extra game in, and we’ve come through it unscathed which is ultimately what you want.
“I thought the young lads that came on into the game did really, really well, and it’s encouraging for all the kids that are in the under 23s set up now that there’s four of them who finished the game tonight, and I thought all of them came on and did well.”
The opener came after 15 minutes when Albion failed to deal with a Will Hayhurst corner, with the ball dropping to Luke Parking, in his first appearance of pre-season, who rifled home into the top corner.
Parkin was involved again as the Celts doubled their advantage, feeding Jordan Richards as he cut in from the left and finished neatly from the edge of the six-yard box.
For the most part, Albion Sports struggled to emerge from their own half as they were limited to occasional breaks that broke down relatively quickly.
However, the ‘hosts’ did fashion one effort on goal, on the stroke of half-time, as Moses Abioye broke down the left, forcing a smart save down to his left from the trialist goalkeeper.
Within a minute of the restart, Farsley were gifted a third. The Albion defence lost the ball to Ben McKenna on the edge of the box, and the energized attacker finished with the utmost confidence, delightfully dinking over the onrushing ‘keeper.
The Celt Army almost had a fourth after an excellent move down the right which saw Richards feed McKenna, who whipped in a pacy cross for Tyler Walton who headed just over.
Walton, who in the absence of Jimmy Spencer had spent large periods of the game leading the line, wasn’t to be denied, and got his name on the scoresheet when he was the quickest off the mark to meet McKenna’s corner at the near post and nod home.
Farsley Celtic: Trialist A (Trenerry 46), Richards, Hayhurst (Fox 65), Barton, Syers (Broe 46), Clayton ©, Byrom (Russon 61), Walker (Trialist B 46), Walton, McKenna, Parkin (Fialdini 36).
Albion Sports: Clarke, Clay, Harper, Peters, Hall, Gordon, Suddards, Bandal, Stewart, Abioye, Donovan.