On a chilly, late November evening Spennymoor Town held promotion hopefuls Farsley AFC to a 1-1 draw at Throstle Nest.

Farsley had the first chance of the game when Adam Priestley turned and shot in the box only to see his effort tipped onto the post by Spennymoor goalkeeper Adam McHugh. Midway through the first half Farsley had another chance when Adam McHugh saved a Robbie O’Brien shot only to see the ball bounce towards goal before Kallum Griffiths cleared off the line. Just after the half hour mark Spennymoor had a good chance when a low, fizzing corner was fired into Chris Mason who’s shot was brilliantly saved by Tom Taylor. The resulting corner was a carbon copy apart from the fact the ball was crossed to Joe Tait and his effort was cleared off the line by Michael Aspin. Farsley then took the lead when O’Brien fed Gibraltar international Adam Priestley, who followed up his weekend hat-trick by firing a half volley into the bottom corner.

Early on in the second half Salford made two substitutions, and they almost paid off immediately when Gavin Cogden beat the keeper and unfortunately for him the post. Soon after Priestley had a chance to double Farsley’s lead when he fired wide from the edge of the box. Moments later Gareth Cogden earned Spennymoor an equaliser when static defending from Farsley allowed him to slot home unopposed. Farsley’s last chance came in injury time when a Lewis Nightingale free-kick went through the wall and inches wide of the post.

Attendance: 192
MOTM: Adam Priestley

Farsley AFC: Taylor, Aspin, Grant, O’Brien (c), Riley, Harris, Nightingale, Daly, Priestley, Savory, Porritt. Unused subs: Dempsey, Morgan, Pankhurst, Hancock, Lofthouse (GK).

Spennymoor Town: McHugh, Griffiths, Mason, Dodds, Tait, Capper, Stephenson (McReady 53), Henry, Fisher, Roberts (Cogden 53), Peacock (Johnson 90+1). Unused subs: Groves, Green.

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