Lancaster City 2, Farsley AFC 2

Farsley still have it all to do to break back into the play-off places in Evo-Stik Division One North after being held to a draw at one of their promotion rivals.

Neil Parsley’s men headed to Giant Axe for a Roses clash against Lancaster City, and they saw their first half lead chopped down.

Farsley were 2-0 up at the break against the club immediately above them in the table, but had to settle for a point.

The visitors started well and had at least three chances, half or otherwise, before opening the scoring in the 12th minute.

The home keeper did well to parry a Matty Young effort but the midfielder followed up to tuck the loose ball in.

Lancaster grazed the crossbar with a flighted free-kick, and the visitors also created real chances.

The goal attempts continued from both sides but Farsley converted one just before the break when Adam Preistley combined well with skipper Robbie O’Brien before slotting in a return pass.

That second strike should have been critical but the red-rose outfit came out fired up for the second half.

Their reward came just nine minutes into the second period when Tom Kilifin’s goal halved the deficit.

As the second half unfolded it was very even but also very tense.

Lancaster got their equaliser, Kilifin again on target, with a little over quarter of an hour remaining but both sides could have won it with late chances.