Evo-Stik League Premier Division: Altrincham 6 Farsley Celtic 0

FARSLEY Celtic had a night to forget as they blew their opportunity to claim the leadership of the Evo-Stik League Premier Division after a heavy defeat at mid-table Altrincham.

Instead of climbing to the summit, the Celts suffered a drubbing as they were hit for six of the best.

The Robins, who were relegated from Vanarama National League North last term, were 2-0 up by the break after Josh Hancock headed them into the lead from a ninth-minute free-kick and Tom Peers doubled their advantage midway through the first period.

It got much worse for the Celts after the interval as the home side scored at regular intervals.

John Johnson netted just two minutes into second half, and when Jordan Hulme scored after good work from Hancock the contest was well and truly over.

Inside the last 20 minutes, Tom Hennigan made it a nap hand before Hancock bagged his brace to complete the rout.

Liversedge also suffered defeat, but only just, at home against Worksop Town in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Following a goalless first half, the visitors took the lead four minutes after the break when Kyle Jordan lashed in a shot from inside the area.

Worksop later had a man sent off, with centre half Lee Hill getting a red card for a two-footed challenge, but they battened down the hatches and held on for a 1-0 win.

Albion Sports are at home tonight in the same division as they host Pickering Town in what promises to a tough test for Kulwinder Sandhu’s side.

Albion have lost their last three games - a run which has put them out of both the FA Vase and FA Cup - while their last league victory was by 2-0 at Worksop last month.

The second-placed Pikes travel to Throstle Nest in search of an eighth consecutive league victory.

They have dropped just two points from their eight league fixtures after being held to a draw at Maltby Main in their first league game this term.

Thackley travel to Penistone Church, who are struggling in the top tier following promotion.

The visitors are third from bottom after taking just four points from a possible 21, and the Dennyboys will be doubly determined to put points on the board after losing a five-goal thriller at home to Bridlington Town at the weekend.