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Report: Colne FC 1-2 Farsley Celtic

James Hanson scored his first goal in a Farsley shirt to assist a 2-1 victory at Colne on Saturday, writes Ben Swain.

Tyler Walton also scored in the second-half, a close-range finish, completing the turnaround after Reece Webb-Foster’s opener.

Hanson was causing his usual problems on 12 minutes following a long-ball forward which missed the forward occupying a defender, allowing Luke Parkin in behind but Hanson was adjudged to have fouled.

Another direct ball, on the half-hour mark, from Adam Barton to Ben McKenna, was controlled by the winger with his back to goal. He turned before playing a pass through to Hanson inside the box. He controlled before Parkin shot first-time, under the ‘keeper but the stopper got enough on it to allow his defender to clear off the line.

As the half drew to a close, Colne saw a goal disallowed, finding the net seconds too late after the referee had blown for a foul for the Celts inside the Farsley box.

They eventually took the lead just a minute later.

Rowan Roache’s initial shot was pushed by Kyle Trenerry to his right and Webb-Foster was waiting at the far post for an easy finish.

The first opening of the second-half came for Farsley’s Ben McKenna, cutting inside onto his left but the powerful effort was curling away from the far left post.

Just before the hour mark Farsley had the opportunity to draw level, awarded a penalty after McKenna’s cross from the right struck the hand of Lee Pugh just inside the Colne box. Hanson took and confidently tucked it away.

Luke Parkin then had an opening to give Farsley the lead, receiving the ball from Hayhurst and advancing through the middle before shooting with power, the ‘keeper needing two attempts at the save.

Parkin again tested, a cross-field pass off McKenna before the former cut inside and curled straight at the ‘keeper.

The Celts continued to press for a second, Hayhurst coming close as his effort was tipped away for a corner, before Farsley’s outfield trialist, introduced in the second half, passed in-behind into Walton who knocked the ball into the box before shooting with power wide of the near post.

The goal would come for Farsley as the game entered the final 10 minutes, the Celts taking advantage of a spill from Hakan Burton in the Colne goal.

Burton spilt a cross from his left, allowing Walton an easy finish from barely a yard out.
Colne did push for an equaliser, but failed to produce a clear-cut opportunity as Adam Lakeland’s side held on for the victory.

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