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Farsley Return To Top Five

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Farsley Celtic leapt back into the play-off places in the Evo-Stik League Premier table on Monday night after winning 2-1 against a mid-table Stourbridge side who were made to rue several missed chances at Amblecote.

Farsley struggled to pose much of a threat early on but they managed to take the lead in the 19th minute when Nathan Turner found Ben Atkinson on the right edge of the box and his curling effort beat Glassboys young `keeper Harry Beasley.

The hosts fought back immediately though when Luke Benbow`s effort from just inside the area took a bit of a deflection before finding the net.

The sides went into the break all-square, but before the majority of the 492 crowd who braved the cold had settled back in place, Farsley were back in front when a cross found its way to Nathan Cartman. His header was beaten onto the post by Beasley only for to Isaac Baldwin to react quickest to tap home from close range.

In the 52nd minute though, the Glassboys should have been back on level terms when Luke Shearer was brought down by Lewis Turner in the box.

However, Benbow`s resulting penalty was well saved by Graeme McKibbin.

Farsley kept Stourbridge at arms` length for the majority of the rest of the half to return to Yorkshire with three very useful points.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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