Non-League: Celtic see off Town in County Cup

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FARSLEY CELTIC booked their place in the second round of the West Riding County Cup with a 2-1 victory over Ossett Town at a rain-hit Throstle Nest.

On a night when the non-league programme was hit by the stormy weather, Celtic managed to complete their encounter, with an early own goal from Steven Jeff and a strike 11 minutes after the restart from Mitchell Hamilton giving them a 2-0 lead against John Reed’s visitors.

Rhys Jenkinson hit a late consolation for Town, but to no avail.

Garforth Town’s home clash with Yorkshire Amateur was called off, while there was penalty woe for Tadcaster Albion, who went down 7-6 on spot-kicks after their tie at Goole AFC ended deadlocked at 2-2.

A see-saw tie saw the Vikings take in a 2-0 interval, thanks to quick-fire goals in the space of five minutes towards the end of the half from Bobby Johnson and Nick Guest.

Albion assistant-boss and ex-Leeds defender Matt Heath pulled one back on 57 minutes and Jimmy Beadle restored parity seven minutes later.

There was also spot-kick disappointment for Eccleshill United, who bowed out of the competition after a 7-6 loss on penalties at Barnoldswick Town after an incredible game ended all-square at 5-5.

Selby Town lost out 2-0 at home to Silsden, whose marksmen were Joe Mitchell and Chris Wademan, netting a goal in each half.

Holders Frickley Athletic’s Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup second-round tie with Millmoor Juniors fell victim to the elements.

Ossett Albion exited the FA Trophy at the preliminary round stage after a 2-0 home reverse to Witton Albion, for whom Dan Andrews and Chris Baker struck.

Action in the NCEL Premier saw Pontefract Colls miss out on the chance to move towards mid-table with a 2-1 loss at Bridlington.

Ombeni Ruhanduka put Brid ahead on 31 minutes, but Aaron Moxam levelled ten minutes later.

Ben Lewis fired the winner for the hosts 17 minutes from time.

Hemsworth MW moved up to second spot in the NCEL Division One following an emphatic 4-0 home triumph against Dronfield Town.

Sam Jones gave Wayne Benn’s side an interval lead and three goals in the space of 18 second-half minutes from Nash Connolly, Adam Watson and Luke Pickering helped Welfare claim their third successive win.

Action tonight sees AFC Emley take on Rotherham outfit Thorpe Hesley in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup.

Nostell MW go to Albion Sports in the NCEL League Cup.

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