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Ross Daly delivers deadly last-gasp Farsley winner
Farsley 3, Ramsbottom United 2
A dramatic stoppage-time comeback saw Farsley rekindle their promotion dreams with a hard-earned victory over play-off rivals Ramsbottom United.
There were five minutes of added time at Throstle Nest and that was just enough for Neil Parsley’s team to conjure up two goals.
The last-gasp winner came from midfielder Ross Daly as he sent the home crowd into raptures.
The visitors took the lead after just five minutes when a neat passing move ended with Lee Gaskell slotting in. But the home side levelled through Aiden Savory, who headed in via the crossbar after Matt Dempsey had flicked on a Paddy Miller cross.
Ramsbottom were back in front before the break when Jordan Hulme rounded home keeper Tom Morgan to score.
It remained a good contest in the second half, with both sides looking for more goals, but the crowd had to wait until injury time.
Adam Priestley got round the back of the visitors’ defence to equalise and minutes later Daly rifled home the winner from inside the area.
Mark Jackson, one of Parsley’s two assistants, said: “It felt good to win like that but it’s about time we had a little bit of the rub of the green.
“The results haven’t gone well for us recently and to earn a win in circumstances like that shows the character we have in the dressing room.
“When we got the equaliser it gave us belief. We knew we were just into five minutes of added time and the belief we had of getting a winner – we could see that in their (Ramsbottom’s) players as well. They could see it was shifting our way.
“We have now got to come away from Curzon Ashton tomorrow night with something to keep it going.”
Farsley remain seventh but they are now just two points behind fifth-placed Ramsbottom with a game in hand. Leaders Curzon lost to third-placed Warrington Town.