Farsley land another three points thanks to flying Malumo’s hat-trick

Mwiya Malumo’s flying header at the far post captured his hat-trick as the u23s faced little turbulence at The Citadel in their 5-1 win over Hemsworth Miners Welfare.

Hemsworth levelled late in the first-half with a prolific finish to enter the break at one-all after Malumo’s opener took advantage of Farley’s dominance in the West Riding FA Development Premier fixture.

Ousainey Juwara sealed the win as quick as his footwork before scoring Farsley’s fifth, following Malumo’s three strikes and a solo Sam Drake goal.

The gap left from Rhys Westcarr’s cut to the head forcing his early end was minimalised by centre-back TJ Kongolo keeping a clean-sheet as stand-in ‘keeper for twenty minutes.

Westcarr was recalled between the posts while Jordan Chippendale returned in central midfield. Ousainey Juwara and Matty Ingham rejoined the bench,

Farsley were given a chance to lead within three minutes but Fermin Fernandez, one on one, lost out to the block from the outrushing ‘keeper’s body when aiming a placed shot towards the bottom left-hand corner.

Jordan Chippendale’s range was in early, evident from the arcing pass round Hemsworth’s left centre-back and into Mwiya Malumo’s path. The defender recovered to intercept Malumo’s touch across his marker, forcing the forward into a dead-end at the far touchline.

Malumo obliged to open the scoring with Fernandez doing his running instead, on fifteen minutes.

Fernandez was clear down the right with plenty of time to play a pass keeping Malumo stiff in the box. The recipient needs to control before shooting, powering the ball close to the right of the ‘keeper but with plenty too much power.

It was Malumo’s opportunity again, winning the race to the ball and heading it away from his defender who’s timing is also off with his attempted clearance, hooking his boot into Malumo’s face.

Farsley’s control of the game so far had so far been supported by Kenneth Effah’s aeriel dominance against any Hemsworth direct balls.

The visitors were away from his backline on twenty-four minutes, however, but under chase, the forward volleys from distance and well wide.

Certain players are moulded for certain games and Moussa Sidibe crafted an opening, again down the right. Facing up his marker, he cut inside and away from the defender and appeared to cross the ball hard along the face of goal without any touch on the end.

There was another warning down the left side of defence as Hemsworth cut through and inside, denied by Rhys Westcarr’s block at his near post.

Hemsworth benefitted from a loose clearance, finally with men forward, shooting from distance but hooked wide of the left-hand post.

Hemsworth were clinical to equalise on their next approach.

Keeping hold of the ball well on the left-wing, The forward cut inside, infront of Farsley’s defence but found the near bottom corner from the edge of the box, beyond Westcarr’s reach in the dive.

A bicycle kick from inside the box woke up the slow start in the second-half, Hemsworth acrobatically narrowly shooting wide of the right-hand post.

Westcarr is awake to provide the slightest finger tip to deny a powerful shot from distance with Hesmworth attacking quickly again but Westcarr reacts even quicker.

There was space at the other end five minutes later, Wilkinson obliging but finding only the stand.

Malumo took the much easier chance to restore Farsley’s lead from inside the six-yard box a minute later after substitute Ousainey Juwara’s long-range effort is parried.

As the shot is spilled, Malumo wins the race to the rebound but loses in his first shot attempt at goal, blocked by the ‘keeper. The rebound bounces away but Malumo judges the flight, volleying past the downed ‘keeper.

The hat-trick is much more complicated via a perfectly placed header back across goal just minutes later

With Farsley retaking control of the ball, it appears to be Fernandez’s cross from the right, to the back post where Malumo is backtracking but weights his header perfectly across goal, into the side-netting.

Sam Drake is then the fortunate one with an open goal in front of him after Alfie Wilkinson’s header is again parried.

Play is halted for ten minutes after Westcarr’s bravery to smother the ball is rewarded with a cut to the head as the chasing forward collides with the stopper.

His night is up with centre-haldf Kongolo the rescuer in goal.

Juwara continued the trend with Farsley’s fifth, his quick-feet creating space for a low curled shot into the far bottom right-hand corner.

His left and right foot played their own game of one-touch to create space to his right after Initially holding up the direct ball. That allowed the forward to bend the ball with the inside of his foot, inside the far post.

After Kongolo gets hold of a shot from distance a minute earlier, he is helped by Jacob Smith’s clearance after a drilled Hemsworth cross from the right after another fast move

The stand-in ‘keeper’s clean-sheet remained intact come the final whistle.

The Citadel hosts the next fixture in the league on the 9th May.

Photo: Hannah White