James Walshaw at the double as Farsley Celtic hit back to beat Coalville

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Farsley Celtic began life in the Evo-Stik Premier Division with a terrific 3-1 victory over Coalville Town.

A debut goal from Nathan Cartman and a James Walshaw brace were enough for the three points after Lee Cox had given Coalville Town an early lead.

Farsley started brightly and after some nice football Richard Marshall struck a fierce shot which was tipped onto the bar by Matt Coton. However, Coalville then countered through Blair Anderson before Nathan Watson picked out Cox who hit his effort perfectly into the top corner.

Just after the half-hour mark Farsley deservedly levelled as Walshaw flicked on to debutant Cartman who curled a sublime effort into the top corner.

Early on in the second half The Celts took the lead as Walshaw was felled in the box by Danny Jenno, before he dusted himself down and tucked away the penalty himself.

The three points were wrapped up with ten minutes remaining as substitute Ben Atkinson fed Walshaw who slotted home to make it 3-1.

Ossett Town began with a win as they look to go one better than last season’s play-off final defeat.

An Ashley Jackson penalty and a goal from Kai Hancock gave Ossett Town a 2-0 lead over Prescot Cables. Hosts Cables gave Ossett a fright as Jordan Southworth pulled one back in the 90th minute, however Town were able to hang on for the victory.

Brighouse Town also opened the new campaign successfully as a second-half strike from Aaron Martin was enough to earn a 1-0 victory over Skelmersdale United.

However, it was a disappointing start for Ossett Albion who were defeated by visitors Colwyn Bay 3-0, with Astley Mulholland scoring twice and Jack Kelleher also getting on the scoresheet, all inside the final 20 minutes.

Tadcaster Albion started with a defeat with a Jerome Wright brace enough for Ramsbottom United to win 2-1, despite Thomas Corner scoring for Tadcaster.

In Division One South, Frickley Athletic earned all three points with Gavin Allott scoring in the 69th minute as the visitors defeated Newcastle Town 1-0.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare made it two wins from two at the top of the NCE Premier Division with a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Barton Town.

Richard Collier gave Hemsworth the lead on 34 minutes before Samuel Jones doubled the advantage just before the half-time break. Lloyd Henderson completed the scoring.

Pickering Town moved up to fourth place following their hard-fought 1-0 victory at Pontefract Collieries. Callum Terrell scored the only goal of the game on 36 minutes.

A hat-trick from Lee Turner helped Garforth Town thrash Clipstone 6-0 and climb to fifth position. The other goal scorers for Town were Callum Ward, Simon Poole and Luke McCrum.

Harrogate Railway went down 5-3 at Thackley.

Adam Carter, William Hutton, Elliott Williams netted for Railway but two late goals from Mike Garrod and Kesiolu Omolokun won it for the hosts.

An 80th-minute equaliser from Jack Waddle earned Liversedge a 1-1 draw at Rainworth MW.

Four goals from Ashley Flynn helped earn third-placed Yorkshire Amateur a 6-1 win over Nostell MW in Division One.

Goals from Brad Walker, Blaine Hobson and Benjamin Cohen saw second-placed Knaresborough Town defeat Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 3-1.

Elsewhere, AFC Emley lost 3-2 at Dronfield with Jonny Bullivant and Lewis Dickinson finding the net for the visitors in the first half.

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