Flying Farsley Hand Manager Lakeland The Right Answers

Adam Lakeland always knew his Farsley Celtic players would respond to their first set-back of the season.

The Yorkshire club - promoted to the National League North this summer - have shocked the whole division with their incredible start.

But in their last match a fortnight ago, the FA Cup third qualifying round game at Southport, they crashed and burned as they went down 5-0.

A tricky trip to Alfreton wasn’t on the manager’s wish list but his team answered some questions.

The 4-2 win moves flying Farsley into third as they recovered from going a goal behind inside a minute.

“It wasn’t exactly the start you want to a game - 46 seconds I think it was,” Lakeland told the club’s video player.

“At that point you are thinking ‘flipping ‘eck it is going to be a very long afternoon’. Alfreton is such a difficult place to come to against a side who are going well.

“But the lads deserve so much credit for how they reacted.

“We let things take hold of us in the first 15 minutes but from then on they were outstanding.

“As soon as we got the fourth goal we managed the game very well. It’s another massive three points for us.”

He added: “To a man everyone but a real shift in - and that’s what you need to do or you come away from places like this empty handed.

“We knew we were poor against Southport in our last game. We needed a reaction to that and the team certainly provided it.”


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