Farsley Celtic show fighting spirit to hit back to beat Coalville

Gary Mills.
Gary Mills.
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Farsley Celtic fought back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against Coalville Town, with James Walshaw, Adam Priestley and Chris Atkinson all on the scoresheet.

Midway through the first half The Celts took the lead as Walshaw was brought down in the penalty area, before he converted the spot-kick into the bottom left-hand corner.

Ossett Town's Alex Peterson.

Ossett Town's Alex Peterson.

Just after the half-hour mark Coalville equalised against the run of play as Dan Creaney played in Nat Watson who slotted home past Graeme McKibbin.

The hosts then edged in front as Anderson’s cross was met by Tom McGlinchey, with his effort turned in by Farsley defender Isaac Baldwin.

Farsley boss Adam Lakeland then threw on Paul Walker and Adam Porritt as Farsley searched for an equaliser, and just moments later Walshaw made a bursting run down the left flank before crossing to Priestley who headed home to level.

Farsley completed the fightback to lead 3-2 with just over 10 minutes remaining, with Paul Walker flicking onto Walshaw who then delivered a terrific cross for Atkinson to bundle the ball home at the far post.

Tadcaster Albion were also left frustrated following a late equaliser from Droylsden, as they were held to a 2-2 draw.

Tom Corner twice gave Tadcaster the lead, only for first Liam Caddick and then Stephen Hall to level for Droylsden.

Brighouse Town blew a 2-0 lead at home to Colwyn Bay, as Robert Worrall and Adam Field were on target for Brighouse, before Colwyn Bay fought back through goals from Gareth Grant and Danny Andrews, despite having Josh Brizell dismissed.

Ossett Albion drew 1-1 with Prescot Cables, as Albion’s Jason Price cancelled out Alan Burton’s opener.

A Luke Keen hat-trick helped Bedworth United defeat Frickley Athletic 4-2 in Evo-Stik South.

Khaellen Bailey-Nicholls also scored for Bedwoth, with Gavin Allott and Steven Hopewell on target for third-placed Frickley.


York City sacked manager Gary Mills after a 3-2 defeat at eighth-tier outfit South Shields in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

Gavin Cogdon’s stoppage-time equaliser ended Mills’ second spell at the Bootham Crescent helm, with the Minstermen also sitting 11 points adrift of early National League North pacesetters Harrogate Town and Salford City following back-to-back relegations.

Second-half goals from Sean Newton and Jon Parkin looked to have rescued a replay and Mills’ job after a dominant Shields had led at the break courtesy of Carl Finningan’s penalty and an effort from ex-Middlesbrough and Sunderland midfielder Julio Arca.

York yesterday appointed former Sunderland midfielder Martin Gray as their new boss.

Bradford Park Avenue and Harrogate Town will meet again tonight following a goalless draw. Harrogate’s Warren Burrell went closest to winning the Wetherby Road derby by hitting the bar and seeing a header saved on the line by Steven Drench.

Ossett Town will have to go again in the FA Cup tomorrow night at Ingfield after a late Adam Whitlock goal earned 1874 Northwich a 2-2 draw.

Alex Peterson gave Town the lead before Mark Jones equalised for Northwich. Peterson then thought he’d won it for Ossett, only for Whitlock to pounce late on.


A brace from Ryan Blott helped Premier Division leaders Pickering Town defeat Rainworth MW 3-2 to open up a five-point lead over second-placed Pontefract Collieries.

Blott opened the scoring on 19 minutes and Lewis Taylor doubled the advantage. Blott netted his second with 20 minutes to go and Town held on for the victory despite Joshua Ross and Bryan Dahouri’s late strikes for Rainworth.

Fifth-placed Hemsworth Miners Welfare lost ground on the teams above them after they lost 3-1 at Worksop Town.

Nathan Perks gave Hemsworth the perfect start with a goal on four minutes but it was downhill after that.

A hat-trick from Mark Simpson earned Garforth Town a 3-3 home draw with Thackley for whom William Hutton, Sam Cable and Ben Walker found the net.

Third-from-bottom Harrogate Railway slipped to a 4-2 home defeat against Handsworth Parramore.

Rail’ led 2-1 thanks to goals from Adam Carter and Jordan Hendrie but conceded three times in the last five minutes to crash to an unlikely defeat.

Elsewhere, mid-table Liversedge were 5-4 winners over Bottesford Town.

Division One leaders Knaresborugh Town increased their lead to five points at the top despite only drawing 0-0 at Rossington Main.

Second-placed Yorkshire Amateur could not make up any ground as they went down 3-2 at East Yorkshire Carnegie. Ashley Flynn and Fernando Moke scored the goals for the Ammers.

Seventh-placed Selby Town chalked up a 4-2 home win over Shirebrook Town with Joseph Dale (2), Ryan Gothard and Liam Flanagan scoring the goals.

AFC Emley enjoyed a 3-2 victory at third-placed Campion with Luke Hill (2) and Joshua Ingham on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere, Glasshoughton Welfare won 5-3 at Swallownest and Nostell MW triumphed 3-1 at Worsbrough Bridge.