FOLLOWING a disappointing performance at the weekend, Durham City produced a tremendous effort and didn’t deserve to lose by the only goal to Farsley in last night’s Evo-Stik League Division One North game.
Dickie Ord’s side had much more of the possession, created numerous chances and paid the ultimate price when they conceded a goal 13 minutes from time.
Billy Greulich-Smith fired just wide and David Dowson was agonisingly close after Steve Thompson split the Farsley defence.
Greulich-Smith’s attempted lob, with goalkeeper Antoni Pecora off his line, shaved the woodwork and Shaw forced Pecora into a full-stretch save.
City should have taken the lead on 54 minutes, but Thompson failed to get any power behind his shot.
City were attacking and it was very much against the run of play when Farsley scored. A corner from Simeon Bambrook was met by Mark Jackson and he struck from close-range.
Durham didn’t deserve to lose but if they are to reach the play-offs, they need to have a sharper edge in front of goal.
DURHAM CITY: L Graham, Stephenson, Madden, E Graham, Wilkinson, Arjun Purewal, Greulich-Smith (Home Jackson), Brown, Dowson (Cutts), Thompson, Shaw.