Farsley’s playoff hopes took a blow with a draw against 10-man Scarborough, in a fiery encounter at Throstle Nest.
Farsley had the first chance when Ryan Serrant’s cross was turned inches wide by Adam Priestley, who has recently been called up to the Gibraltar squad once again. Soon after Scarborough took the lead when Cameron Murray’s cross was flicked past Farsley ‘keeper Tom Taylor and into the net by Thomas Corner. Midway through the first half James Riley seemed certain to score, however he headed Nightingale’s free kick wide. On the half hour mark a potentially game changing event occurred when goalscorer Corner received a red card for slapping Riley in the face. With tempers flaring Farsley equalised when Lewis Nightingale’ slide-rule pass was slotted home by Adam Preistley for his 20th goal in all competitions this season. Moments before halftime Scarborough dealt Farsley a sucker punch when Alex Metcalfe raced through on goal and powered home.
Soon after halftime Farsley bounced back when Nightingale played through Savory who slotted home. With time running Nightingale passed to O’Brien who fired wide from the edge of the box. With Farsley desperately pushing for a winner, and Scarborough doing everything they could to waste time, no clear cut chances were created and Scarborough held on for a 2-2 draw which solidifies their grip on fifth place, with Spennymoor Twon also losing.
Farsley AFC: Taylor, Aspin, McQuade, O’Brien (C), Riley (Dempsey 66), Harris, Nightingale, Daly, Priestley, Savory, Serrant (Welsh 85). Unused subs: Hancock, Grant, Lofthouse (GK).
Scarborough Athletic: Cracknell, Wilkinson, Robson (C), Middleton, Lisles, Davidson, Murray (McCaffrey 72), Beadle, Corner, Blott, Metcalfe (Bradshaw 85). Unused subs: Ridley, Bennett, Pulmer.
MOTM: Ryan Serrant