Gray day for Farsley Celtic as Warrington move top

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Warrington Town moved top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division with an excellent 4-2 win at home to Farsley Celtic, with Tony Gray the star man as he scored twice for the hosts.

Warrington took a deserved lead as a pin-point cross from Abou Sanogo found Gray who guided his header back across goal superbly and into the top corner. James Walshaw then hauled Farsley level, as he was felled in the box by James McCarten, and stepped up to convert the spot-kick.

Warrington regained the lead on the stroke of half-time with Gray the supplier as he delivered a low cross to Connor Hughes who tapped home.

Warrington started the second-half much the better side, as Gray doubled Warrington’s advantage after a neat turn and finish.

Farsley pulled a goal back following a fine finish from Paul Walker, however Warrington wrapped up the three points as Sean Williams converted a penalty after Sanogo was fouled by Graeme McKibbin.

Ossett Albion are still winless as they lost 2-1 at home to Glossop North End with Ben Deegan and Courtney Meppen-Walker scoring for the visitors, with Ben Walker’s reply proving to be nothing more than a consolation.

A 14-minute blitz from Radcliffe Borough saw them take the three points as they prevailed over Tadcaster Albion with a 3-2 victory. Aiden Savory gave Tadcaster the lead, however Thomas Owens scored a brace and Brendan Glackin also hit the back of the net in a 14-minute second-half spell, with Andrew Milne’s 90th-minute strike too little too late for Tadcaster.

Ossett Town made it three consecutive victories with a 2-0 triumph at Atherton Collieries, with Cory Gregory and Kai Hancock both scoring, however Brighouse Town have now gone four games without a win as they were defeated 1-0 by Scarborough Athletic, Michael Coulson scoring the winner.

Frickley Athletic fell to a late Basford United winner despite twice coming from a goal down to level, as they fell to a 3-2 defeat. Jacob Hazel and Gavin Allott scored for the visitors, with Liam Hearn, Kieran Wells and Ben Hutchinson earning Basford the three points.


Six different players got on the scoresheet as Harrogate Railway saw off Darlington Railway 6-4 in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase.

Harrogate were 3-1 down just before half-time but recovered to earn their place in the next round. Among the goals were; Sidney Santos. Elliott Williams (penalty), Albert Ibrahimi, Adam Carter, Mendes Dionisio and Jordan Hendrie.

Pontefract Collieries also booked their place in the next round with a 5-1 victory at Manchester-based Maine Road.

Eli Hey opened the scoring for Colls on four minutes before Christopher Jackson doubled the lead. Jack Langford pulled a goal back for the hosts on 29 minutes before further strikes fro, Vaughan Redford, Michael Dunn and Jack Greenhough pulled Pontefract clear.

First-half goals from Luke Danville and Richard Collier were enough to earn Hemsworth MW a 2-1 win at St Helens Town while strikes from Lee Turner, Luke Kitson and a James Bonner own goal saw Garforth Town defeat Holker Old Boys 3-1.

Glasshoughton Welfare also progressed to the next round thanks to a 2-1 victory at Widnes. Andrew Horbury and Andrew McManus were on target for the visitors.

Selby Town crashed out of the FA Vase with a 7-1 thrashing at Charnock Richard. Brett Lucas scored Town’s goal.

In the NCE Premier Division, Pickering Town moved up to fifth position with a 2-1 victory over Staveley MW. The goals came from Ryan Blott and a late effort from Callum Terrell.

Knaresborough Town made it nine wins out of nine in Division One thanks a 1-0 over Ollerton Town. Tom Hesketh’s penalty in the 51st minute proved the difference between the sides.

Elsewhere, AFC Emley were 4-2 winners at East Yorkshire Carnegie thanks to goals from Lewis Dickinson, Aaron Joseph and a brace from Thabiso Magida and Nostell MW drew 1-1 with FC Bolsover with Billy Mole scoring.