Farsley Celtic’s woes continued as they suffered a resounding 4-1 defeat at the hands of Hereford FC today at Edgar Street.

The Celts’ hopes were dashed early on when Tope Abedayi converted a penalty in the 9th minute after Dom McHale was fouled in the box by Jack Evans. This set the tone for Hereford’s dominance.

Alex Babos added to Farsley’s misery with a close-range goal ten minutes later, before Kieran Phillips made it three with a well-taken finish from Abedayi’s cross. Just before the half-time whistle, Jid Okeke sealed the deal for Hereford with a clinical strike, leaving Farsley trailing by four goals.

Despite some improvements in the second half, spurred on by the introductions of Ryan Watson and Lewis Turner, Farsley struggled to carve out clear opportunities. Chris Atkinson’s long-range effort was the closest they came to testing Hereford’s goalkeeper, Curtis Pond.

However, Farsley did manage to salvage some pride in stoppage time when substitute Ryan Watson found the net with a deflected shot from outside the box, providing a glimmer of consolation for the Celts.

Overall, it was a disappointing outing for Farsley Celtic, who now face the challenge of regrouping ahead of their next fixture.