Farsley Celtic vs Woodkirk Valley U14’s (1st October 2017)
A 12pm KO ensured Woodkirk’s players and supporters were fortunate enough not to have to witness Leeds United’s loss away to Sheffield Wednesday. Fortunately, Woodkirk’s U14 put a smile on their faces with a well rounded performance against Farsley after they came out on top with a 1-4 away win.
Farsley were an organised and well drilled outfit who looked to play football whenever possible but had a fantastic out-ball in the shape of their number 9. Farsley took the lead after a long ball was latched onto by their forward after breaking the Woodkirk defence and finishing coolly past keeper Billy. Billy was powerless to stop the effort but would not concede another goal.
1-0 Farsley at HT.
After a first half that was a fairly even affair Woodkirk looked to step up the tempo, deny Farsley of time on the ball in midfield and attack with more speed. The threat from Farsley continued to be their number 9 but Woodkirk’s central defenders, Tony and Ben, handled him well and on the one occasion his skill was too good, Billy pulled off an outstanding save when the ball seemed destined for the top right corner.
The longer the game went on Woodkirk seemed to grow in stature, strength and their stamina stood out. Woodkirk equalised through a long range effort from Fyn half way through the second half and with Farsley clearly rattled they piled on the pressure. 10 minutes later Brad scored Woodkirk’s second and with Farsley working hard to defend the game was there for the taking. A free kick from Ben resulted in Fyn’s second of the game to make it 1-3 before Alex finished off the scoring with 5 minutes left after a fine through ball from Brad.
1-4 Woodkirk at FT.
Woodkirk were deserved winners and although the scoreline may have flattered them by two goals it was their desire and teamwork that gave them the win and margin of victory. Billy had one of his best games for the club and on any other day would have picked up the MoM award but in a match where there was a player who had the potential to cause so much threat, Woodkirk’s defensive pair of Tony and Ben shared the award for handling him so effectively.
A fine performance from the whole team and thanks to Farsley for their hospitality.