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Late loss is heartbreaker for Farsley
Curzon Ashton 3 Farsley 2
Farsley lost more ground in the Evo-Stik Division One North as they were overtaken by play off rivals Curzon Ashton following an injury-time winner.
Neil Parsley’s men had twice taken the lead only to be pegged back and they were to be denied even a point from a draw deep into stoppage time. Curzon snatched all three points and leapfrogged Farsley on goal difference.
One of Parsley’s two assistants, Simeon Bambrook, had twice put the visitors in front, the first time from the penalty spot midway through the first half. That was cancelled out by Sam Walker’s 34th minute strike but Bambrook put Farsley back in front just after the hour mark.
They were still 2-1 up with just eight minutes remaining but a deflected Scott Metcalfe strike levelled the scores before Kristan Dennis’ dramatic last gasp goal snatched it for Curzon.
Parsley said, “It was heartbreaking to lose like that, four minutes into added time. We were looking comfortable at 2-1 and I couldn’t see them (Ashton) scoring but they got a freak equaliser and then Kristen Dennis does what he has done all season and popped up with an important goal.
“They got back into it when Robbie O’Brien has gone to clear their effort and it has sliced into our net off the side of his boot. And then in the end it was a real body blow to be beaten so late into injury time.
“Robbie played well, he started, and the other new signing, Osedi Abadaki came on from the bench for his debut. Sim went into the back four today and played really well and obviously got our goals.
“We really have to defend better as a team though. To go in front twice and not win is almost criminal, we need to protect a lead. And that is not me pointing the finger at the back four – we have to defend from the front.”