Match report: Juwara on scoresheet but sent off in U23s’ victory

Ousainey Juwara both scored and was sent off in the first 15 minutes between the U23s and i2i Crimson but Reggie Waud made it 2-0 in the second-half without reply at the Citadel.

Matty Ingham made his Farsley debut from the start in the West Riding FA Development Premier Division fixture, joining from Emley AFC and the defender was joined by Mitch Fox, Monty Forster and Juwara all returning to the starting XI.

Waud lined up a trademark free-kick on 5 minutes and beat the wall, the ball dipping to goal but landing straight at the ‘keeper.

Farsley and Juwara did beat the ‘keeper just three minutes later to open the scoring.

Juwara, on the penalty spot, met Kadeem Morton’s cross from the right, heading over the ‘keeper in the centre of goal.

Farsley’s dominance of possession was allowing Juwara and Louis Fialdini to constant threaten with pace from wide.

I2i countered on 10 minutes, however, a through ball inside the left of the box was shot across goal but Rhys Westcarr, closing the angle, saved with a leg.

A straight red card for Juwara after what appeared an out of control challenge did allow i2i Crimson more time on the ball with Farsley a man inferior.

Farsley, sitting back from i2i, were organised well enough to refrain the visitors from threatening goal for the half hour remaining of the first-half, Fialdini countering and shooting from distance with the Celts’ best chance after going ahead.

A brief suspension on 40 minutes was caused by a head injury to an i2i player as Waud challenged for an aeriel ball in i2i’s box but the half-time whistle wasn’t far off with Farsley leading.

Waud’s counter attack then doubled the lead two minutes after the hour.

Waud’s deep run latched onto a direct ball and the forward advanced into the box, pushed the ball onto his right foot before placing across goal, past the ‘keeper.

Westcarr then denied twice, both from a similar position at his near left post.

On 65 minutes, a shot from close range was blocked beside the left-hand post by the ‘keeper.

Then on 71, an i2i through ball from the right touchline met a forward behind the Farsley defence who poked the ball towards goal but was denied by Westcarr’s low save getting his whole body behind the shot to gather.

Farsley were the side who almost added to the scoresheet before full-time. Fares Djermoune countered in added-time from another through ball but he was stood up by a lone defender. Dejermoune looked to beat his marker by twisting firstly left then back onto his right, creating enough space for the shot across goal but it was hooked narrowly wide of the far left post with the full-time whistle shortly after confirming Farsley’s three points.