Bailey-Jones’ late strike ends Farsley Celtic’s FA Cup dreams

Ossett Albion's James Hurtley and Brighouse Town's Thomas Haigh battle for the ball.
Ossett Albion's James Hurtley and Brighouse Town's Thomas Haigh battle for the ball.
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Farsley Celtic crashed out of the FA Cup as an injury-time goal from Theo Bailey-Jones sent Stalybridge Celtic through to the second qualifying round with a 2-1 victory.

Liam Dickinson had a fantastic chance to give Stalybridge an early lead as he was picked out in the box by Aidan Chippendale, however from close range he failed to hit the target.

Ossett Albion's Ross Hardaker shoots wide of the Brighouse goal.

Ossett Albion's Ross Hardaker shoots wide of the Brighouse goal.

Chippendale continued to create opportunities as he saw his shot blocked before it eventually fell to Dickinson who fired home from 10 yards out.

However, the visitors responded immediately, with Kurt Harris bravely heading the ball on to James Walshaw, the forward turning and firing home on the half-volley with a terrific finish.

Farsley then had a chance to snatch the victory as a long ball forward from Ben Atkinson picked out Adam Priestley, who cut inside before firing inches over the crossbar.

But it was left to Bailey-Jones to have the final say, as the ball fell to him on the edge of the box and he drove a low effort through a crowd of players and into the bottom corner, sparking wild celebrations from the home dugout.

Elsewhere, Ossett Town came from a goal down at home to Consett as they won 2-1 to progress in the FA Cup, with Alex Peterson and Kai Hancock replying to Daniel Craggs’ opener for the visitors.

Frickley Athletic were knocked out of the FA Cup by higher ranked opposition in the guise of Buxton, as they lost 3-2. Jacob Hazel gave Frickley the lead before Curtis Morrison levelled for the hosts. Hazel then scored again, however Joseph Maguire and Liam Hardy helped to turn the game around for Buxton.

Elsewhere, Liversedge drew 0-0 at Sunderland RCA, so the two sides will meet again tomorrow night at Liversedge for the replay (kick-off 7.45pm).

Tadcaster Albion were in league action, and a 23-minute blitz to start the game saw them defeat Goole AFC 3-0, thanks to a Danny Frost brace and Thomas Corner strike.

Brighouse Town and Ossett Albion played out a fiery 0-0 draw, as Ossett earned their first point of the season. Brighouse saw Iwan Heeley dismissed whilst Tom Claisse and James Kay received their marching orders for Ossett.


PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES maintained their grip on top spot in the NCE Premier Division with an impressive 5-2 victory over Athersley Recreation.

Pontefract’s goals came from Mark Whitehouse, Jack Greenhough, Ashley Emmett, Kane Reece and Michael Dunn.

Hemsworth MW remain a point behind the leaders following their 3-1 victory at Staveley MW. Richard Collier gave the visitors a 21st-minute lead before Robson Doolan equalised a minute later. But further goals from Bradley Dockerty and Nash Connolly won the game for Hemsworth.

Ryan Blott’s 33rd-minute was enough to earn Pickering Town a 1-0 win at Garforth Town, while Harrogate Railway cruised to a 4-1 home victory over Rainworth MW. Mendes Dionisio grabbed a brace with Jason Price and Nathan James also netting.

Division One leaders Knaresborough Town maintained their 100 per cent record with a 2-1 win at Swallownest.

Ashley Burbeary gave the hosts an early lead but Town hit back through Tom Hesketh and Stephen Bromley.

Late goals from Daniel Naidole and Lewis Pickering saw second-placed Yorkshire Amateur to a 2-1 victory at Selby Town after Charlie Clamp had opened the scoring for Selby.

A hat-trick from Nathan Smith helped Nostell MW claim a 3-2 victory at Armthorpe Welfare.