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Report: Farsley 1-2 City

By Ben Nugent

City battled hard to secure all three points in injury time against Farsley Celtic in 2-1 win.

Ollie Hulbert poked home at the death to ensure City came out on top after going 1-0 down against the run of play.

Young Hulbert was a menace all afternoon and got his rewards in the 92nd minute capitalising on a great cutback from Danny King.

City were undoubtedly the better team in treacherous conditions. The best chance of the first half fell to Hulbert however he was unable to provide the finish after a beautiful through ball from Max Sheaf.

It was Farsley who took the lead in the second half when the City defence failed to clear the box allowing Jimmy Spencer to get on the end of a cross to volley the ball into the bottom corner.

City piled the pressure on in the last 20 minutes. Matt Green was able to get on the end of a delightful cross from Hulbert but was unable to find the back of the net, forcing a good save from the Celtic goalkeeper.

Green however was on hand to tap in from a Tommy O’Sullivan shot from the edge of the box in the 87th minute to level the game up.

With 4 minutes added on, City continued to go forward in numbers and with the Celtic defence dropping deep and inviting pressure, Hulbert was allowed time in the box to calmly slot home in the dying stages of the game.

Lee Mansell’s players showed real determination and grit to come away with the win.

“The manner in which we came back to win was brilliant, they deserved that. To come back the way we did, I couldn’t be prouder of the boys’’ - Lee Mansell

The win will be a huge boost for City and they will look to now take that into next weekend when they face Darlington at New Meadow Park.

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