In-form Celtic hit six past Droylsden

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FARSLEY Celtic stepped up their EvoStik League First Division North play-offs push thanks to Saturday’s 6-0 thumping of visiting Droylsden.

FARSLEY Celtic stepped up their EvoStik League First Division North play-offs push thanks to Saturday’s 6-0 thumping of visiting Droylsden.

Aiden Savory, Paddy Miller, Lewis Nightingale, Chris Howarth, Aaron Hardy and Leon Osborne all netted one each for the Celts.

Ossett Albion, though, were thrashed 6-1 at Lancaster City with Connor Brunt the solitary Albion goal-getter.

Brighouse Town were undone by a last-minute winner in a 4-3 loss at home to Clitheroe. A Daniel Brady own goal plus strikes from Daniel Facey and Steven Hollingworth failed to save the hosts.

Strikes from Chris Ovington and Daniel Barrett were in vain for second-bottom Harrogate Railway who lost 4-2 at Prescot Cables, but a Thomas Corner double gave Scarborough Athletic a 2-1 win at home to Kendal Town.

Ossett Town’s home clash with Bamber Bridge was postponed.

In the Premier Division, relegation-battling Whitby Town lost out 2-1 at Barwell whose Liam Kay hit a last-minute winner. Jamie Poole had given Whitby a 44th-minute lead.

Frickley Athletic’s home clash with Stourbridge was postponed.

In First Division South, Goole AFC lost out 2-0 at Rugby Town.

Sheffield’s hosting of Kidsgrove Athletic and Shaw Lane Aquaforce’s home clash with Leek Town were also off.

In National League, FC Halifax Town moved out of the dropzone after a last-gasp 1-0 win at Southport.

The contest appeared destined to end in a goalless draw before Josh Macdonald’s cross was turned in by Shaquille McDonald in the 90th-minute.

The Shaymen now sit 19th, one point above the dropzone, and return to action tomorrow evening at 13th-placed Bromley.

Guiseley’s home clash with Wrexham was postponed with the 18th-placed Lions returning to action tomorrow evening at home to fifth-placed Tranmere,

In National League North, Bradford Park Avenue kicked three points clear of the dropzone with a 4-2 success at home to Curzon Ashton.

Avenue trailed 2-0 at the interval but came roaring back with a Chib Chilaka brace, a Richard Marshall penalty and a Jason St Juste strike. Avenue, who now sit 16th, are back in action on Wednesday evening at home to fifth-placed Nuneaton.

Nuneaton were due to host promotion-chasing Harrogate Town on Saturday but that game was also postponed.

Second-placed Town visit seventh-placed Tamworth tomorrow evening.

North Ferriby United climbed to third with Saturday’s 4-1 success at Corby Town who dropped to the bottom of the league.

Former Wakefield and Huddersfield Town striker Tom Denton was at the double for Ferriby whose on loan Guiseley winger Wayne Brooksby and Curtis Bateson also netted.

Ferriby are back in action next Saturday at home to 15th-placed Stalybridge Celtic.

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Ashley Flynn helped himself to a fantastic four-timer as AFC Emley strengthened their NCE League Division One promotion push with Saturday’s 4-0 win at home to Yorkshire Amateur.

Prolific Flynn netted after 17, 75, 77 and 90 minutes with Emley now sitting fourth, comfortably in the play-offs and only six points behind second-placed AFC Mansfield who have played one game more.

Ammers now sit in tenth and 11 points off the play-offs.

Plenty of NCE League games were postponed on Saturday but Glasshoughton Welfare recorded a 2-1 success at home to fellow mid-table rivals Eclleshill United.

Luke Harrop gave Eccleshill a sixth-minute lead but Del Pollock levelled nine minutes later and then bagged his and Glasshoughton’s second goal three minutes from time.

In the Premier Division, Pontefract Collieries moved two points clear of the dropzone with a 3-1 triumph at Retford United.

Josh Corbett gave Ponte’ a sixth-minute lead but Gareth Campion levelled for Retford with 21 minutes remaining.

Kingsley Wetherald then put Collieries 2-1 up with five minutes left before Steve Palfrey’s last-minute strike made sure of victory.

Thackley were 3-1 winners at home to Garforth Town who trailed 2-0 to early strikes from Patrick McGuire and Ben Cohen. Spencer Lund pulled a goal back three minutes before the interval but Thomas Dugdale made it 3-1 four minutes after the hour.

Second-bottom Nostell Miners Welfare had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to fourth-bottom Parkgate.

Parkgate led after 55 minutes through Macole Lannaman but Ryan Donoghue levelled 14 minutes later.

Bridlington Town were felled 2-1 at Maltby Main whose Joshua Nodder netted a brace as a late Tim Taylor strike proved in vain for the visitors.

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