Parkin’s late strike earns Farsley Celtic a point

Rob Youhill scores in Knaresborough Town's 4-1 victory at East Yorkshire Carnegie.
Rob Youhill scores in Knaresborough Town's 4-1 victory at East Yorkshire Carnegie.
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Farsley Celtic and Mickleover Sports were forced to settle for a share of the spoils after an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division at the Don Amott Arena.

It was the Celts who made their dominance count just six minutes into the second half. Adam Clayton flicked on Ryan Watson’s free-kick to Nathan Cartman who was able to prod home from close range.

However, Farsley’s lead lasted just a minute, as Pablo Mills powered home an unstoppable header into the top corner from Ollie Mulders’ corner.

The Farsley defence was then caught out by a long ball from Jimmy Phillips and Clayton was adjudged to have brought down Luis Briscoe. Graeme McKibbin made a superb save to deny Barnes-Homer’s spot-kick, but Andy Dales tucked away the rebound.

McKibbin then came to the visitors’ rescue, making a great save to deny Barnes-Homer one-on-one, before recovering to save Luis Briscoe’s follow-up effort.

With 10 minutes remaining Cartman had a glorious chance to pull Farsley level, however he fired wide from 10-yards out.

Ultimately, Farsley were not to rue that missed opportunity as they equalised with two minutes remaining. Ben Atkinson made a terrific run into the box and found Luke Parkin who fired past Lewis King, earning the Celts a vital point.

In Division One North, Ossett Town led three times at Glossop North End but were forced to settle for a point following a 3-3 draw.

Ashley Jackson, Craig Nelthorpe and Anthony Mackie were on target for Ossett, with a Ruben Jerome brace and Callum Chippendale strike earning Glossop a point.

A Casey Stewart strike was enough to hand Tadcaster Albion a 1-0 victory over Clitheroe.

Brighouse Town fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Radcliffe Borough, Callum Grogan scoring the solitary strike, whilst Edward Moran and Greg Daniels handed Ramsbottom United a 2-0 victory at Ossett Albion.

In Division 1 South, Frickley Athletic strengthened their hold on second place as a Gavin Allott brace saw them comeback to defeat Corby Town 2-1, after Steven Leslie had given the hosts the lead from the spot.


PONTEFRACT Collieries maintained their pursuit of leaders AFC Mansfield with a fine 4-0 victory over Rainworth Miners Welfare in the NCE Premier Division on Saturday.

First-half goals from Jack Greenhough and Luke Jeffs set the home side on the way and further strikes from Vaughan Redford and Kane Reece ensured a comfortable victory.

Fourth-placed Pontefract are now 18 points behind Mansfield but with seven games in hand.

Fifth-placed Pickering Town also enjoyed a 4-0 victory at home to Clipstone.

Braces from Ryan Blott and Billy Logan saw the Pikes to victory. It was also a good day for sixth-placed Hemsworth who won 3-0 at Bottesford Town.

Bradley Dockerty gave Hemsworth the lead on the hour and further goals followed from Adam Hayton and Luke Hogg.

Tenth-placed Garforth defeated Staveley MW 3-2, thanks to goals from Lee Turner, Mark Simpson and Mitchell Hamilton. Elsewhere, Harrogate Railway lost 2-1 at home to Hall Road Rangers.

In Division One, a brace from Robert Youhill helped leaders Knaresborough Town record a 4-1 victory at East Yorkshire Carnegie. Yorkshire Amateur went down 3-2 at Shirebrook Town while Glasshoughton Welfare got the better of Selby Town, 2-1. Andrew Horbury and Ryan Ferguson netted for Welfare and Joseph Dale for Town. AFC Emley drew 1-1 at Armthorpe while Nostell MW lost 1-0 at home to Dronfield.