Dubious offside decisions costs Limb a hat trick
Matlock Town have had a difficult run in the Evo-Stik League and haven’t won a game since the beginning of December. Things weren’t expected to improve last night when they travelled to Farsley Celtic, a side expected to be in the play-offs come the end of the season.
But the form book was turned upside down with them winning 2-1 with both goals scored by 18-year-old Harry Limb who is currently there on loan from Burnley.
His first came when he was put clear. He used his pace to get forward, shrugged off a defender and then placed a low shot confidently past the home goalkeeper.
And it was Limb who restored the lead following a Farsley equaliser. He outpaced the home defence, beating the offside trap, and, according to Matlock, drilled a top clash finish beyond the goalkeeper.
He had a goal disallowed between those two with the decision being considered very close.
Limb had played well in the previous game, a defeat against Mickleover Sports. This time, joint manager Glenn Kirkwood said of him: “He scored two great goals, and apart from the goals his work rate was phenomenal and he pressurised people into mistakes.
“We knew the Mickleover game would help him and he’s been excellent. His goals were brilliant finishes, especially the first when he had time to think about it.
“These can be the most difficult and he’s also had one disallowed and we’re not sure the offside decisions was the right one.”
Limb, who we signed early in 2017 from Wisbech, joined Matlock on loan 12 days ago for the remainder of the season.Follow UpTheClarets:
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