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Farsley Celtic (0) 0
Tranmere Rovers (1) 2
(Coppell 10, Tynan 88)
Date: November 23, 1974
Farsley Celtic: Gibson, Newall, Wilyman, Fieldhouse, Hird, Steele, Carvill, Waudby, Carr, Metcalfe, Ingham. Sub: Fenton.
Tranmere Rovers: Johnson, Parry, Flood, Moore, Philpotts, Palios, Coppell, Tynan, Young, Veitch, Crossley. Sub: Allen.
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WHAT THE PAPERS SAID:
Brave Farsley Bow Out
Ray Crabtree, of the Yorkshire Evening Post, wrote:
"After conceding an early goal, amateurs Farsley Celtic put up a tremendous fight against Third Division Tranmere Rovers in their FA Cup first-round tie at Elland Road.
After all the rain, the pitch was surprisingly firm and Celtic received a tremendous ovation.
Tranmere kicked off towards the Gelderd Road end but their first attack was quickly broken up.
In a swift Farsley reply, Carvill and Metcalfe combined well before Metcalfe's return pass was just too long.
Gibson had no difficulty dealing with an optimistic shot from Palios and when Tranmere pressed on the right a neat back pass by Hird to Gibson ended any danger.
Ingham was brought down heavily by Parry and the visitors' full-back got a strict lecture.
Waudby's fine sliding tackle on Tynan halted Tranmere's next thrust and when the Cheshire side broke through Coppell. Hird's strong tackle halted them.
Tranmere, however, took the lead in the 10th minute, when Flood drove Crossley's corner into the goalmouth and Coppell, unmarked at the near post, flicked the ball home.
Two more corners in quick succession kept Farsley under pressure but they came away with some neat football.
Palios and Crossley threatened with a clever move down the left but Hird intervened and sent Metcalfe away but the move broke down and Farsley generally were having difficulty, escaping the tight marking Tranmere defence.
Stringing their passes together better. Farsley came more into the game and Steele's bold tackle set up their best attack so far.
Ingham forced a corner on the right and the ball ran to Fieldhouse who failed to make the most of a half chance.
Nevertheless it was promising stuff from the Yorkshire League side and Hird's diving header from a Carvill free-kick spelled out danger for Tranmere by Johnson was alive to the situation.
Tranmere, forced into a series of long back passes were certainly not the composed outfit of the first quarter, in the face of mounting Farsley pressure.
Waudby, constantly in the picture, was working hard in midfield and from one of his passes Wilyman made good progress down the left but put the ball behind.
A quick break, involving Newall, Carvill and Metcalfe illustrated Farsley's growing confidence.
Fieldhouse was penalised for a seemingly good tackle on Young but Crossley shot wide from just outside the box.
Half time: Farsley Celtic 0 Tranmere Rovers 1.
On the resumption Waudby, Farsley's driving force in the first half, was soon in action but his shot from the corner of the 18yd box was cleared by Moore.
Coppell beat Newall in a jinking run and in the next Tranmere attack Fieldhouse was happy to give away a corner.
Tranmere began to assert more pressure but Fieldhouse and Hird tackling tenaciously denied them a second goal.
Steele was the next to apply the brake as Coppell darted through. Then Crossley, completely unmarked, headed over from 15 yards and Farsley breathed again.
Farlsey were certainly standing up well as Tranmere mounted a series of menacing raids.
Fenton replaced Fieldhouse for Farsley.
Tranmere full-backs Parry and Flood, were keeping a tight hold on Farsley dangermen Carvill and Ingham but as the half progressed once again Farsley began to look very lively.
Veitch was booked for a late tackle on Ingham. Then Wilyman burst onto the scene with a strong run but Fenton's shot was charged down.
Urged on by their fans, Farsley pressed again but as the game went into its last quarter Tranmere quickspotting again defence had the last word.
Tynan got a second goal for Tranmere two minutes from time.
Result: Farsley Celtic 0 Tranmere Rovers 2.