Padiham brought down to earth in five-goal hiding at Farsley

Under fire: Sean Davis conceded five goals but made a number of saves
Under fire: Sean Davis conceded five goals but made a number of saves

Padiham were brought down to earth with a bang on Saturday following their 2-1 away win at Kendal Town in midweek when they crashed 5-0 away at Farsley AFC in the Evo-Stik League First Division North.

The Storks were second best to a lively Farsley side for most of the game and found themselves 3-0 down after only 19 minutes.

They conceded the opening goal on nine minutes when Aiden Savoy gave the home side a 1-0 lead, going further behind five minutes later after Spencer Harris converted a corner.

Harris and Savoy both claimed the home side’s third goal on 19 mniutes, but it looked like Harris`s header was deflected in by Savoy to give Farsley a dream start and Padiham an uphill battle for the rest of the game.

Things could have got worse for Padiham on 26 minutes, but for once lady luck went the Storks’ way as a shot from Lewis Nightingale struck the post.

For Padiham they had to wait until just before the break before troubling the Farsley goal when a shot on the turn from the edge of the area by Louis Mayers went just inches wide of the target.

Farsley continued to cause Padiham’s defenders problems after the interval with keeper Sean Davis having to be alert to keep out efforts from Adam Priestley and Jason St Juste.

However, Farsleys pressure eventually paid dividends when Savoy completed his hat-trick on 75 minutes to make it 4-0, and substitute Marcus Edwards added a fifth in injury time for the home side.