Farsley Celtic's good run ended by Warrington

Action from Bridlington Town v Garforth Town.Action from Bridlington Town v Garforth Town.
Action from Bridlington Town v Garforth Town.
Farsley Celtic's five-game Premier Division unbeaten run came to an end as they were defeated 2-0 by Warrington Town, who were the better of two poor sides.

Farsley boss Adam Lakeland was left frustrated by the defeat. He said: “They were a bit better, bit sharper and bit stronger. The first goal was always going to be important, we didn’t have that extra gear to get back in the game today.”

A defensive mix-up between Lewis Turner and Danny Ellis allowed Warrington to take the lead midway through the first-half, the ball coming to Will Hayhurst whose shot from the edge of the box went straight through Graeme McKibbin.

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Jamie McDonald had a couple of opportunities for Warrington just before the break, McDonald dragging just wide after a Will Wells error, before he was then denied by a good McKibbin save.

Less than 10 minutes into the second half the visitors doubled their lead, a good spell of possession seeing the ball come to Sean Williams who picked out the bottom corner with his half-volley.

The Celts finally registered a shot on target in injury time as Luke Pilling saved easily from Lewis Turner, and it was clear a run of five games in 10 days had left Farsley fatigued.

In Division One North, Ossett Albion fought back to defeat Glossop North End 3-2. Courtney Meppen-Walter and Lewis Lacy scored for Glossop either side of Ossett’s Jacob Young, before Adam Priestley struck twice to secure the victory.

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Ossett Town were on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat at home to Atherton Collieries. Town twice replied to Adam Farrell strikes through Alex Peterson and Jason Yates, before Ben Hardcastle scored an 87th-minute winner for Atherton.

A Michael Coulson brace and goals from James Walshaw and Jordan Slews saw Scarborough Athletic defeat Brighouse Town 4-0, whilst Ben Jago and Louis Myers helped Radcliffe Borough to a 2-1 victory over Tadcaster, who registered through Cory Roper.

In Division One South, Jacob Hazel hit a brace, including a 90th minute equaliser, as Frickley Athletic drew 2-2 with Basford United, Liam Hearn netting twice for the visitors.


Second-placed Pontefract Collieries lost ground on leaders AFC Mansfield following their 1-0 defeat at Penistone Church on Saturday in the NCE Premier Division.

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Jordan Coduri scored the only goal of the game in the 54th minute for the hosts.

Pontefract are now 11 points behind Mansfield, who beat Worksop Town 3-1, but do have six games in hand – one of which takes place tomorrow night against Garforth Town at the Harratt Nissan Stadium.

Eleventh-placed Liversedge were the big winners of the day – they crushed Maltby Main 6-3.

Aaron Fell netted a second-half hat-trick for Liversedge and the other goals came from Cameron Taylor, Rhys Davies and Jordan Windass.

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Sixth-placed Hemsworth MW eased to a 2-0 victory over Thackley with Harry Viggars Lloyd Henderson scoring in the second half.

Elsewhere, Garforth Town were defeated 5-0 at Bridlington Town and third-from-bottom Harrogate Railway could only pick up a goalless draw at home to Albion Sports which keeps them in the relegation zone.

Division One leaders Knaresborough Town will have to wait a little bit longer to lift the title following Conor Glavin’s late penalty for Glasshoughton Welfare in a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Andrew Horbury gave Welfare a 28th-minute lead only for Town to hit back through Daniel Thirkell and William Lenehan before the late drama.

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A hat-trick from Ashley Flynn helped fourth-placed Yorkshire Amateur to a 4-0 victory over FC Bolsover. Harrison Blakey scored the other goal.

AFC Emley drew 2-2 with Rossington Main. Alex Slack and Michael Starkey scored Emley’s goals in the first half.

Nostell Miners Welfare led twice but ultimately went down to a 3-2 home defeat against Brigg Town.

Adam Knight and Jack Owen scored Nostell’s goals in the first half.