Farsley Celtic and Hereford shared the points in a bitterly cold encounter at the Citadel, as neither team managed to break the deadlock.

Despite grappling with injuries and suspensions, the Celts displayed resilience against a well-organized and industrious Hereford side.

The match kicked off with Joao Silva attempting a long-range shot in the opening minute. Unfortunately, his effort posed no threat to Curtis Pond, the Hereford goalkeeper.

Dylan Youmbi, who recently extended his stay at the Citadel until April 2024, had the first significant opportunity of the game. The ball set up nicely for him on his left foot, but a misjudged connection saw the ball sail wide.

The game lacked clear-cut chances, with Joao Silva, George Smith, and Yusifu Ceesay trying their luck from distance in a ten-minute span. However, none of these attempts managed to give either side the lead.

Farsley came close to breaking the deadlock in the 54th minute. Ryan Watson delivered an excellent ball that landed at the feet of Isaac Assenso, but he struggled to control it, and Hereford successfully cleared the danger.

Youmbi continued to trouble the Hereford defenders, creating the best chance of the game as he manoeuvred past two defenders, only to see his effort saved by Pond, who directed it onto the post.

In the late stages, Hereford almost clinched all three points when Oliver Southern found himself free at the back post. Zan Luk-Leban came to Farsley’s rescue with an acrobatic save, ensuring the Celt Army would leave the game with a share of the spoils.

Overall, a draw was a just outcome, as both teams failed to create clear chances and trouble the opposing goalkeepers. This result leaves Farsley in 16th position, with the next challenge being another tough match against Peterborough Sports away.