Only up for City City put on a stellar performance in a 2-0 win over Farsley at New Meadow park. Ollie Hulbert with goals in either half, accompanied with a resilient defence, helped secure all three points and climb off the bottom of the table.
The young Bristol loanee was a nuisance all afternoon and was rewarded after latching on to a sloppy back pass from Farsley in the 12th minute to round the goalie and finish calmly. Farsley Celtic rarely tested the City defence albeit it to a sturdy performance from the back line, in particular new signing Ben Gerring who was magnificent. A Farsley counterattack in the first half resulted in a shot from the edge of the City box brought out a fine save from Jake Cole on an afternoon where the City shot stopper had very little to deal with. City started the second half on top and Max Sheaf brought the ball down beautifully at the back post in the 53rd minute but was unable to produce the finish, narrowly shooting wide. City dominated the game for the majority continuing to test the Celtic’s defence with Hulbert once again on the scoresheet in the 80th minute, toe poking the ball under the opposition goalie after a perfectly timed run was met with a superb through ball by Matt McClure. The young centre forward said “I think the win has helped boost spirits and hopefully we use that to help us win more games.’’ ”Despite our position in the table I think we’ll always look up as we feel we’re better than what the table suggests, and today’s win will help that.’’ An extremely promising win for City after a tough start to the season. Lee Mansell’s men travel to Darlington next Saturday hoping to build on this performance.
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