Report: Hednesford Town 2-1 Farsley Celtic
Report by Mark Rawlinson
The Celts conceded after just three minutes as Daniel Glover successfully converted from the penalty spot.
Nathan Cartman bagged an equaliser shortly after the break but Ben Bailey snatched the three points for the Staffordshire side, ten minutes from time.
Farsley’s bad habit of conceding early goals recently hit again after the hosts were given an early spot kick after Lewis Turner had fouled the Hednesford striker – Glover fired past Graeme McKibbin from 12 yards.
McKibbin had to be alert three minutes later to prevent his side moving further behind as he pulled off a good save to deny Joey Butlin’s effort.
The Celts could have equalised on 33 minutes after a well-worked move which saw Chris Atkinson pick out Cartman, but the forward snatched at the chance and fired wide of the post.
However the ex-Darlington man atoned for that error as he reacted quickest to Luke Parkin’s blocked shot to fire home the leveller on 54 minutes.
Cartman then linked up well with Adam Priestley as he fed in the sub down the right and he beat a defender before seeing his shot cannon off the upright.
But the hosts struck what turned out to be the winning goal on 80 minutes as Bailey headed home from a corner.
Farsley battled right into stoppage time for the equaliser, with Adam Clayton firstly firing over from an unmarked header before Ben Atkinson aimed a shot just wide of the upright.
The defeat sees the Celts slip to seventh in the table.
Farsley: McKibbin, L Turner, Baldwin, C Atkinson, Ellis, Clayton, Porritt (B Atkinson 72), Watson, Cartman, Parkin (Priestley 72), Walker (Harris 82).
Subs not used: Trenerry, Bett.