Report: Buxton 3-3 Farsley Celtic
Report by Rob Winterbottom.
For the third league game in succession Farsley came up with a 3-3 draw. Following on from dramatic six-goal encounters at Throstle Nest against Aston United and Workington, the Celts did it again in Derbyshire, as Farsley had to come back three times against the Bucks to snatch a point.
Liam Hardy put the home team ahead as early as the fourth minute from a corner, before the Celts levelled on the quarter-hour mark. Paul Walker making a return to one of his previous clubs, was fouled in the box and Ryan Watson, taking over penalty duties from James Walshaw, fired in the equaliser. However, Buxton went ahead eight minutes before the break with a penalty of their own, which saw Isaac Baldwin booked for handball. Hardy stepped up and slotted home to put the Bucks 2-1 up at the break.
Celts ‘keeper Kyle Trenerry was in fine form in the second-period making some vitals stops to keep the game at 2-1 and on seventy minutes Farsley were level once again, as Walshaw latched onto Baldwin’s pass to square the game at 2-2. However, just ten minutes later and Buxton regained the lead for the third time in the afternoon, as Ant Wilson scored to make it 3-2.
Once thing about Adam Lakeland’s team this season is that they never know when they are beaten and again today they battled to the whistle, and got their reward in the dying minutes as a Danny Ellis flick-on was slammed home by substitute Adam Priestley to level at 3-3.
And the tune on the coach back to Throstle Nest? De La Sole's 1990s hit, “Three it’s the Magic number".
Celts starting XI: Trenerry, Harris, Baldwin, Chris Atkinson, Ellis (c), Clayton, Ben Atkinson, Watson, Walshaw, Parkin, Walker.
Subs: Priestley, Pollard, Porritt, Bett, McKibben
Bucks starting XI: Butz, Williams, McWillams, Hinsley, Evans, McQuire (c), Meade, Abbott, Wilson, Hardy, McGee.
Subs: Morrison, Smith, Doran, Jameson (GK).