Chorley were left frustrated on their travels on Saturday afternoon, having to settle for a point on the road as it ended 1-1 against Farsley Celtic.
The Celts opened the scoring against the run of play in the seventh minute, Ryan Watson the quickest to get on the end of it after Tom Allan flicked the ball on with his head from a long throw.
Chorley didn’t have to wait long to get back on terms though, Justin Johnson on the end of Billy Whitehouse’s cross with a smart finish past Zan-Luk Leban.
“I thought first-half we were the better side, obviously disappointing going a goal down early but we got that straight back - we had a number of opportunities to go infront but just couldn’t take them.” - Andy Preece
Johnson had a golden chance to double his tally for the afternoon only minutes after the restart, played through on goal and with time and space to open his body and shoot, couldn’t direct his effort on target.
Tom Allan was sent off for Farsley with five minutes of regular time left to play after an off the ball incident on Mark Ellis.
Farsley had the final chance of the afternoon in added time and forced a really smart save out of Matt Urwin, Isaac Robinson with a cracking effort that him at full-stretch.
Farsley Celtic: Leban, Wilson (Carroll, 60’), Smith, Branson, Allan, Sheridan, Watson (Donaldson, 60’), C. Atkinson, Stevenson, B. Atkinson, Blair (Robinson, 71’). Unused: Silva, Allen.
Chorley: Urwin, Henley, Wilson (Smith, 45’), Ellis, Blakeman (Ubaezounu, 65’), Calveley, Nolan (Tomlinson, 75’), Hazelhurst, Johnson, Whitehouse, Sampson. Unused: Britton, Shenton.
Cautions: M. Wilson (27’), Watson (29’), Smith (45+3’), Allan (82’), S. Wilson (5’).
Dismissal: Allan (85’).
Referee: Oliver Noonan.
Assistants: Drew Dutton, Matthew Macton.
Goal Scorers: Watson (7’), Johnson (9’)
Next Up: We’re on the road again this Tuesday as we take on Chester FC.
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