FARSLEY Celtic leapt up five places to seventh in the Vanarama National North with a 3-0 win at previously unbeaten Gateshead.

It was goalless at the break at the International Stadium but the first half was anything but dull. The Celts weathered a storming start by the home side who were denied twice by the woodwork.

The visitors also struck the woodwork, Jimmy Spencer’s header midway through the half coming back off the post, and had the ball in the net twice. One strike was ruled out by an offside flag and the second for a foul as Heed keeper Brad Jones claimed a cross but ended up inside the

net with the ball.

Spencer wasn’t to be denied and he opened the scoring early in the second half before Luke Parkin doubled Farsley’s lead in the 69th minute.

With six minutes remaining the Heed were awarded a penalty but substitute Paul Blackett blazed over from the spot.

Deep into stoppage time the Celt army put the gloss on their win as Tyler Walton netted the visitors’ third.

Farsley are back in action at home to Kings Lynn tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Brighouse Town face an FA Cup replay after coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home against BetVictor Northern Premier League top flight outfit Morpeth Town.

All of the goals came in the first half with Liam Henderson and Jack Foalle on target for the visitors before Reece Kendall and Carl Stewart, from the penalty spot, levelled the preliminary round tie.

Brighouse return to Bet Victor North West Division action tomorrow when they visit Ossett United.