Farsley Celtic into the top three after six-goal demolition of Ferriby

Knaresborough Town's Brad Walker in action against Yorkshire Amateur. Picture: Craig Dinsdale.
Knaresborough Town's Brad Walker in action against Yorkshire Amateur. Picture: Craig Dinsdale.
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Farsley moved into the top three in the Evo-Stik Premier Division table after a 6-0 victory at bottom club North Ferriby United.

The Celts dominated from the start and had a penalty from the first corner of the game after Adam Clayton was bundled over in the box. Ben Atkinson slotted home the spot-kick to give the Celts the lead after 14 minutes. Ferriby’s task on the day then was made even harder when Ben Leyland was sent off after 22 minutes for a reckless challenge on Lewis Turner.

It took the Celts until just after half-time to double their advantage. Mail gave away a free-kick on the the right side of the box and Will Hayhurst stepped up and curled it in, with Ferriby goalkeeper Exall rooted to the spot.

On 65 minutes, Nathan Cartman broke the offside trap and unselfishly laid the ball off to Jimmy Spencer to slot into an empty net.

Two minutes later, Spencer lashed home his second and Farsley’s fourth of the afternoon. Then on 72 minutes a free-kick out wide from Hayhurst was headed into his own net by Jack Smith.

Farsley completed the scoring in added on time as substitute Luke Parkin neatly controlled a cross and cooly finished past Exall.

It’s now seven games unbeaten for Tadcaster Albion following their 3-0 home victory over Stamford.

Goals from Casey Stewart, Joe Lumsden and Billy Whitehouse helped Town claim their third home win of the season to move up to third in the Evo-Stik East League table.

Tadcaster leapfrogged Brighouse Town as the West Yorkshire outfit could only managed a goalless draw at home to Wisbech Town.

Pontefract Collieres are two points behind Brighouse and Tadcaster in sixth spot following their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spalding United.

On the scoresheet for Ponte’ were Michael Dunn, Eli Hey (penalty) and Nicholas Guest.

Ossett United had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Carlton Town with Joseph Wilkinson netting the goal. Pickering Town moved up to 13th place with a 2-0 victory at Stocksbridge Park Steels with Josh Greening netting both goals.

Elsewhere, Frickley Athletic lost 2-0 at home to Belper Town.


A brace from Brice Tiani helped Northern Counties East League Premier Division leaders Yorkshire Amateur claim a narrow 2-1 victory at third-placed Knaresborough Town.

Tiani netted in the sixth and 51st minutes and despite a goal back from William Lenehan, Town could not find an equaliser.

Hemsworth MW moved up to fifth place courtesy of a 3-2 victory at Worksop Town.

Nash Connolly, Sam Jones (penalty) and Seon Ripley were on the scoresheet for Hemsworth.

Garforth Town led twice but had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Harrogate Railway who moved off the bottom place as a result.

It was a day to forget for Liversedge who crashed 10-0 at Bridlington and drop into the bottom three.

Fourth-placed Nostell MW are just two points off leaders Winterton in Division One following their excellent 4-1 victory over Armthorpe Welfare.

Rhys Meynell, Lee Bennett, Adam Hayton and Billy Mole all found the net for Nostell.

Selby Town have the same points as Nostell but have two games in hand following their 3-0 home victory over Glasshoughton Welfare.

Liam Flanagan, Alasan Ann and Joseph Dale scored the goals.

AFC Emley enjoyed a 4-3 victory over Worsbrough Brudge Athletic.

Andrew Horbury netted a brace and the other goals came from Wayne Hughes and James Stafford as Emley moved up to 10th place.