Farsley Celtic  1-1   Brackley Town      3 Dec 2019 

Late strike earns valuable away point 

Lee Ndlovu’s late strike earned Kevin Wilkin’s side an important draw in a first ever trip to Farsley Celtic that moves them into fifth place in the league table as Celtic stay eighth.  It was nothing more than Saints deserved having enjoyed the better of possession and goal chances and was due reward for a resilient away performance. 

The hosts went ahead in the 20th minute through Jimmy Spencer’s smartly taken goal.  Saints had already had the ball in the net, ruled out for a foul on keeper Kyle Trenerry, before Gaz Dean’s header was cleared off the line from a corner and Lee Ndlovu was dismayed as a second “goal” was disallowed for a foul.  Wes York’s effort clipped the bar when the striker might have hit the target before Danny Lewis was called into action to keep Celtic out on the stroke of half-time. 

Twice Wes York’s darting runs to the byline brought danger but Celtic survived until the 90th minute when Ndlovu finished decisively after Ellis Myles had played the ball into the penalty area, the striker in confident form with six goals in the last three league games.  

Brackley Town:  Lewis, Myles, Franklin (Armson 68), Byrne, Audel, Dean, Lowe, Murombedzi (Daire 80), Ndlovu, York, Walker.    Subs unused:  Fairlamb, Noon. 

Farsley Celtic:  Trenerry, Richards, Allen, Higgins, Ellis, C.Atkinson, B.Atkinson, Hayhurst, Spencer, Francis (Regan 84), Syers (Cartman 89).    Subs unused:  Parkin, Bower, Milambo. 

Referee:   Adam Williamson         Assistants:  Steven Lawson and Adam Brown 

Attendance:   292