Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Farsley AFC boss Neil Parsley praises side's Evo Stik Division One North disciplinary record

By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Neil Parsley has praised his Farsley AFC players for their disciplinary record in the opening five matches to the new campaign.
Farsley finished near the bottom of the Evo Stik Division One North fair-play table after collecting 72 yellow cards and six red cards during the 2012-13 season.
Only Mossley and Prescot Cables had a worse yellow card record.
In the first four league games, Farsley picked no more than one caution in three of the matches and in Saturday’s FA Cup exit to Lancaster City and the trip to Ossett Albion, no yellow cards were issued to Farsley players and Parsley is pleased.
“It is something we have worked on not just in the summer, but we had a chat all the way through last season,” he said.
“I hope the players have taken it on board that we needed to improve discipline-wise because no-one wants the fines and no-one wants to lose the players through suspension.
“I think we have addressed it. I think we have one booked in every game and we didn’t even have a booking on Saturday.
“That is not to say we are a soft touch, but we are conducting ourselves better. Its good and the players can take great credit from that. They’re taking on board what we are trying to implement and we’re all here representing a well-run football club and we’re conducting ourselves in the right way.”
Farsley won three of their four league matches, including the memorable 4-2 victory over Darlington 1883, before the FA Cup defeat to Lancaster and Parsley added: “We said at the start of the season that when we win we would stay level-headed and when we lose we would stay level-headed.
“We need to take on board what went wrong on Saturday and address it because we have three massively difficult games in Cammell Laird, Burscough and New Mills.
“We have made a pleasing start and we have given ourselves a decent chance to start building momentum rather having to play under pressure after a poor start to the season.”
Farsley’s away game at Kendal Town has been moved from October to Saturday 14th September following both club’s exits from the FA Cup.

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