Non-league: Relief for Celtic as they chalk up first league win of season

Farsley Celtic.

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THERE was relief at last for Farsley Celtic, who claimed their first Evo-Stik First Division North win of the season with a sweet 3-0 derby win over Ossett Town at Throstle Nest last night.

Skipper Rob O’Brien opened the scoring with a fine long-ranger on 14 minutes and Paul Walker, on loan from Bradford Park Avenue, doubled Celtic’s tally just after the hour mark.

Nick Guest’s second goal of the season four minutes from time sealed victory for Neil Parsley’s side.

Elsewhere, Brighouse Town were thumped 4-1 at Witton, with Ernest Boafo netting a 70th-minute consolation for the visitors.

Scarborough Athletic drew 0-0 with Glossop North End.

Frickley Athletic returned to winning ways in the Premier Division with a 1-0 win at nine-man Rushall.

The hosts saw two players dismissed late on following a fracas, with Zak Martin and Luke Benbow receiving their marching orders.

The all-important goal for the Blues arrived nine minutes in when Jacob Hazel turned in Luke Hinsley’s cross with Karl Rose’s side back up to sixth spot.

Action in the NCEL Premier was headlined by Hemsworth MW, for whom Dom Blair fired a superb hat-trick in the space of 15 first-half minutes in a 4-0 triumph at Winterton Rangers.

Welfare produced a majestic display in the opening 45 minutes which saw them hit four unanswered goals as Wayne Benn’s men moved up to fifth place and within five points of leaders AFC Mansfield.

Meanwhile, Garforth Town are up to seventh place following a 2-0 home success over Nostell.

Both the Brewers’ goal arrived in the first period with Luke Mangham putting them in front on ten minutes with Curtly Martin-Wyatt doubling their tally four minutes before the break.

Second-half goals from Glen Wood and Craig Heard moved Yorkshire Amateur up to eighth spot in Division One after a 3-1 home verdict against Dronfield Town. Ammers recorded their third successive victory in the process, with Joel Hughes firing them in front on ten minutes, only for Mike Akhavan-Hezavah to level just before the break.

But the hosts took charge on the restart to take the spoils.

Albion Sports stay fifth despite a 1-0 loss at Pickering.

Jake Cassidy.

Last act in a tumultuous season for Guiseley