Town tumble down the table

OSSETT TOWN now just lie three points above the drop zone in the Evo-Stik First Division North campaign following a heavy 5-2 home defeat against Farsley Celtic.

Town's woeful form against Farsley continued, but the hosts were putting up a strong fight in the opening exchanges.

They almost went ahead through Luke Mangham, but the Ossett man was held back by a visiting defender.

Farsley's connections with Bradford Park avenue were evident in the contest, however, with new addition Paul Walker strengthening the visitors' starting line-up.

Town keeper Sam Leigh had little to do in goal in the first half, but with the first period coming to a close the visitors managed to forge their first effort on goal and it resulted in the opening goal of the game.

From a corner Paddy Miller climbed highest to head home and edge Farsley in front.

In the second half Farsley came out full of confidence and Lewis Nightingale proved to be unplayable as far as the hosts were concerned.

The Farsey play-maker doubled his sides lead in the 59th minute.

From the restart Walker made it 3-0, before Nightingale doubled his own personal tally for the game in the 67th minute to wrap up the win for the away side.

The Reds' David Brown bagged himself a goal as a late consolation for the hosts on 70 minutes but it was a brief highlight as Farsley made it 5-1 shortly afterwards through Ross Daly.

Josh Moore's hard work paid off when he got himself on the scoresheet to double his sides tally but it was too little too late as Town slip to 20th in First Division North, just three points above Harrogate Railway who have a game in hand.

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