Farsley Celtic 3 Warrington Town 3

JOSH Amis was Yellows’ saviour as they came back from two goals down to take a well-deserved point at Farsley Celtic.

The big striker came off the bench to score twice as Paul Carden’s men rose from the dead against the side just above them in the Evo-Stik Premier Division table.

Bohan Dixon’s penalty was cancelled out by Paul Walker’s free kick on the stroke of half-time as the two promotion contenders toiled on a tricky pitch before Dave Syers and a Mark Roberts own goal looked to have won the game for the Celts.

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Carden’s team selection suggested he was readying his team for a physical battle, with Evan Gumbs and Dixon included for extra height.

Set-pieces did look to be Farsley’s clearest route to goal, but both sides struggled to create early on.

Yellows were the first side to have a shot on target, but Tony Gray’s header from Mitch Duggan’s cross was easily held by Kyle Trennery in the Celts goal.

Town were making most of the running and they were given a golden opportunity to make that count on the half-hour mark.

After latching onto a grounded Connor McCarthy’s pass, Gray was fouled in the box and referee Peter Shacklady pointed immediately to the spot.

Once the Farsley protests had died down, Dixon remained calm to send Trennery the wrong way.

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Bohan Dixon coolly converts the penalty for Yellows. Picture by John Hopkins

The hosts appeared rattled and Yellows had a chance to double their lead immediately after the restart.

Gray and McCarthy combined again as the former sent the latter charging through on goal, but he could only lift his shot over the bar when he should have worked the keeper.

Farsley started to push a little more – with Dave Syers heading narrowly wide – but it looked as though Yellows would go into the break ahead until the hosts were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area in stoppage time.

Former Yellows man Jack Higgins stood directly in front of keeper Tony McMillan to distract him from setting up his wall, prompting a push in the face that earned the visiting stopper a booking.

Higgins’ attempt at mind games clearly worked as McMillan was beaten by Walker’s free kick, which went in off the post.

Playing down a slight slope after the break, Town had another golden chance to double their tally.

Trennery spilled Rob Evans’ ball in from the right, Evan Gumbs hooked it goalwards and Dixon could not get a touch to divert it into the empty net.

However, that proved the catalyst for Farsley to put their foot down.

After Syers had an effort tipped over, he powered a header from the resulting corner high past McMillan despite Duggan’s best efforts on the line.

Duggan was soon involved at the other end as he fell under a challenge from Higgins in the area, but the referee ruled he had exaggerated the contact and booked him for diving.

Yellows were getting back on top, but they were then dealt the cruellest of blows.

After Lewis Turner’s cross had ricocheted into the air, Roberts was unfortunate to hook the ball into his own net.

It looked a long way back, but they set about their task admirably and hit back almost instantly.

Amis – thrown on alongside Dylan Vassallo and Dom Reid – scored with his first touch after powering a header home from Dave Raven’s cross.

Yellows were pushing harder and harder, but Farsley were proving resolute and supremely organised.

That was, however, until two minutes from time.

Gray and Evan Gumbs kept the ball alive, Dom Reid clipped the ball into the area and Amis beat Trennery to the ball to nod in the equaliser.

Warrington Town: McMillan, Duggan (Reid), Whittle, Gumbs, Roberts, Raven, Evans, Garrity, Gray, McCarthy (Amis), Dixon (Vassallo). Subs not used: Beeley, A Carden.