Neil Parsley, manager of Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Farsley FC, admitted he was…
…..slightly disappointed that his side only took away one point from Witton Albion on Saturday after taking the lead through Duncan Williams.
The home side equalised late on as they took advantage of a lucky deflection.
He said: “I thought we deserved all three points to be honest but it happens, we take the point back to Yorkshire with us and we move onto the match on Tuesday.
“We would have liked to have been more clinical but the way we were going about our work during the match I thought 1-0 would have been enough because we didn’t look in any danger.
“We got punished a little bit towards the end and we conceded but it’s all working to what happens at the end of April and that’s another point to the tally.
“It was a sloppy goal that we conceded. They got fortunate with the ricochet and it’s gone under Tom Morgan but in the papers it will say one each and we have to take the positives which were a lot on Saturday.
“If we can manage to take that kind of performance forwards to Tuesday then I think Saturday’s point will be and even better point if we get three at home.”
Witton were awarded a penalty on the brink of half-time after Tom Morgan was adjudged to have fouled Ashley Stott but Stott’s penalty was saved.
Parsley is unsure of whether it was a penalty but agreed that it gave Farsley a lift for the second half.
He said: “I think their penalty miss had a big effect on the game because it gave us a lift and again I thought it was fortuitous how the boy got in.
“I’m not saying if it was or wasn’t a penalty but it was given and Morgs made a good save and it gave us a lift just on half time. It could have gone the other way and given us a lot to do but I thought first half we were comfortable.
“We hit them well on the break and I think Dave Stead did well on the right wing setting up Duncan Williams. Gareth Grant’s got in a couple of times and Sims’ whistled past the post.
“I thought we were in the ascendancy sitting back. The formation was a bit different as I mentioned last week but I thought we were good value and just disappointed we didn’t get all three points.”
Winger Chris Ovington had been signed by Parsley at the end of last week after becoming available following a spell at Ossett Town and came on as a late substitute.
It’s his second spell at Farsley after originally spending time on loan at Celtic from Leeds United back in 2009.
He has since played for FC United of Manchester and Buxton and the Farsley manager is pleased with the signing as it gives him an additional option in the midfield.
“He’ll give us width. We haven’t got a lot of width with the current set up at the minute. Dom Krief was missing due to work commitments and Dave Briggs was on a suspension so we were just a tad short on numbers.
“I’m confidents he’ll do a job for us. I can rely on Chris.”