Farsley keep plugging away until floodgates open

Farsley 4 Clitheroe 1

Farsley had to come from a goal down for the second home game in a row but a second successive victory moved them up to third in the table.

It was a good win for Neil Parsley’s men because it came against one of the clubs trying to hunt down the teams in the play-off places.

George Conway put Clitheroe ahead midway through the first half but an Aiden Savory strike saw the home side go in level at the break.

They pushed in the second half but their visitors made a real Roses battle out of it and it was not until the 65th minute that the Villagers led for the first time.

Gibraltar international Adam Priestley netted the all-important strike, then Savory got his second and substitute Danny Hall added a fourth once Clitheroe’s resolve had been broken.

Parsley said: “It turned out to be a big win but they made us work for it. I think we got the just rewards for our second-half performance. It was hard to break them down but once the opening came we made them pay.

“It was an important win because they were just behind us in the table and on a very good run. They changed their manager about ten weeks ago and it turned their season around.

“It was nice to get another three points to keep in that pack. A bit of distance is opening up between the play-off-chasing clubs and the mid-table ones now.”

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