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Farsley suffer double penalty pain
Clitheroe 1 Farsley 0
Farsley will be wondering how they came to lose on the opening day of the season but they are pointless after spurning two late penalties at Clitheroe.
The home side took a very early lead, Danny Smith scoring the game’s only goal in just the second minute, and they rode their luck against the visitors at times.
Farsley peppered the Clitheroe goal but could not make the breakthrough, although they should have done after forcing the home defence into conceding two offences inside the area.
Lee Ellington took the first spot-kick, only to see the home keeper make yet another fine save. Aiden Savory had the responsibility later but his effort came back off the bar.
Farsley boss Neil Parsley said: “We should have won the game, never mind got a point. We didn’t start well but in the second half we were camped in their territory.
“Even though Clitheroe were the better side in the first half, I thought we created more chances overall. Their keeper won the man of the match and I think that says it all.
“Some of the stuff we played was excellent, so all in all if you are going to lose a game that was one we can still take a lot from.
“Everyone performed well in what was our first competitive game and looked sharp. It was just disappointing to come away with nothing.”
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