Further errors cost Stafford again on 39 minutes. Lewis Turner picked up possession in midfield playing the ball to Walker on the right. He exchanged passes with Dave Syers then picked out Luke Parkin on the overlap and he fired home to double Farsley’s advantage. If it wasn’t game over by then, there was certainly no way back by half time as Farsley scrambled in a third on 44 minutes through Turner after Siviter had twice saved, firstly denying Isaac Baldwin then Nathan Cartman before Turner stabbed home. Syers made it 4-0 on 49 minutes when he fired home via the inside of the post after forcing his way through.
Farsley seemed content to just sit back and soak up anything Rangers could offer, and they did it so effectively that it wasn’t until the 86th minute that Theo Bailey-Jones managed to muster up Stafford’s first shot on target which was greeted by ironic cheers from a handful of the hardy fans who turned up on a cold night. Farsley responded with a fifth goal two minutes after – a somewhat hopeful strike from Adam Clayton wrapping up a comfortable night’s work for the visitors.
Stafford: 1 Adam Siviter, 2 Izak Reid, 3 Josh Green (12 Peter Williams 8m), 4 Dan Burns, 5 Matt Hill, 6 Josh Craddock, 7 Theo Bailey-Jones, 8 Tom Thorley, 9 Ben Mills (15 Jake Charles 56m), 10 Max Dixon (14 Jed Davies 53m), 11 Lewis Banks. Unused Subs 16 Lucas Burnett, 17 Declan Arber
Farlsey: 1 Kyle Trennery, 2 Lewis Turner, 3 Isac Baldwin, 4 Jack Higgins, 5 Danny Ellis (16 Romi Rehman 80m), 6 Danny Clayton, 7 Dave Syers (15 Mark Bett 84m), 8 Chris Atkinson, 9 Paul Walker, 10 Nathan Catman (14 Asa Mitchell 69m), 11 Luke Parkin. Unused subs: 12 Will Hayhurst, 13 Mark Bower (gk)
Cautions: Williams (Rangers) Baldwin (Farsley)
Ref: Richard Eley
Report: Chris Elsley