FARSLEY Celtic came back from a goal down to win their first game back in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division 3-1 at home to Coalville Town.

The visitors' keeper Matt Coton had prevented Richard Marshall from giving the Celts a tenth-minute lead with a superb save, but Lee Cox headed Coalville in front a minute later.

The game remained end to end throughout, and Nathan Cartman, the former Liversedge, Brighouse Town and Darlington forward, was denied by Coton on two occasions before he marked his Farsley debut with a goal.

Cartman was a late signing and had played no part Celtic’s pre-season training or warm-up games but new boss Adam Lakeland gave him a start and he paid back his gaffer’s faith in him.

He hit the 33rd-minute leveller, and it had been coming as Coton was performing heroics, and Adam Clayton had seen his strike following a corner ruled out after a foul by a team-mate in the area.

There was a huge turning point early in the second half when the Ravens were denied a penalty after Nathan Watson appeared to have been tripped before the Celts were awarded a penalty from the counter-attack.

Last term’s leading scorer James Walshaw was fouled and got up to beat Coton from the resulting spot-kick.

The Leicestershire visitors responded by seeking a second equaliser but found Farsley keeper Graeme McKibbon in fine form as he made saves to deny Watson, twice, and Danny Jenno.

After weathering that spell, the Celts wrapped up their victory as Walshaw netted his second.

Ben Atkinson put the striker through and, with only Coton to beat he slotted in.

Brighouse Town also got off to a winning start with a narrow home victory over Skelmersdale United in Division One North.

Following a goalless first half, Town carved out an opening nine minutes into the second period, with Aaron Martin beating Skem keeper Jack Sims.