Farsley progressed to the semi-finals of the Doodson Sports Cup thanks to a clinical second half performance against Lancaster City.

The first half was a tight affair, with Lancaster having the better chances and had an early chance when Reece Pearce had an effort well saved by Farsley ‘keeper Tom Taylor. Farsley had a chance moments later when Aiden Savory headed straight at Michael Hale after a terrific cross by Josh Grant. Nightingale then took a quick free-kick and Hale had to be alert to push the ball away. Lancaster had another chance just after the half-hour mark when Reece Pearce had another chance saved well by Taylor.

Farsley then came to life early on in the second-half with two goals in five minutes. The first of those was from Luke Porritt when he turned in Spencer Harris’ effort on the line following a corner. Robbie O’Brien then doubled Farsley’s lead when he headed home following an Aiden Savory cross. Farsley then took control of the game and soon went 3-0 in front when Savory played in substitute Jamie Tonkinson, brother of ex-Farsley player Craig, who fired home with his first touch of the game from the edge if the box. Moments later Hale had to be at his best to brilliantly tip over a Kyle Hancock free-kick. The game then fizzled out over the last fifteen minutes, with Farsley in control and Lancaster failing to create any opportunities to perhaps force a comeback.

Farsley now face Ramsbottom United away on 8th April, in the semi-finals.

Lancaster City: Hale, Bailey, Clark, Davis, Marshall, Hunter, Winder, Akrigg, Pearce (Woods 86), Taylor (Poole 75), Kilifin (Hudson 62). Unused subs: Birch, Donlon.

Farsley AFC: Taylor, Aspin, Grant, O’Brien (C), McQuade, Harris, Nightingale, Daly, Hancock, Savory, Porritt (Tonkinson 69). Unused subs: Cromack, Riley, Lofthouse (GK).

Attendance: 112
MOTM: Kyle Hancock

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