Match Report – Non-League Paper – 16/10/22

Walton bites hand that once fed him

By Thomas Ritchie · Oct 16, 2022

IT WAS a game of two halves and a tale of taken chances at the Citadel, as Southport ran out winners.Farsley Celtic could well have been out of sight at the break but were left to rue their missed opportunities as the Sandgrounders were clinical in the second period.The Celts could and probably should have taken the lead inside ten minutes as Jimmy Spencer and Carlton Ubaezuonu were thwarted. Spencer latched on to a long ball over the top, with his attempted lob parried by Cameron Mason to Ubauezuonu who was denied at point-blank range by the keeper.Mason was called into action moments later to deny Spencer once again, before he was almost caught out by Luke Parkin as a long-range effort floated inches wide.After struggling in the first-half, it would take just four minutes after the interval for Southport to break the deadlock.Farsley failed to deal with a long throw from the right, and Adam Anson was in the right place to smash home inside the box.Ex-Celt Tyler Walton would be the man to double the visitors’ lead, turning home a well-worked corner routine.And the three points would be secured for the visitors as a mix-up at the back allowed Josh Hmami the simple task of rolling into an empty net.

STAR MAN: Adam Anson (Southport)