A SEVENTH league win of the season - and a fifth consecutive victory in all competitions - lifted Farsley Celtic up to two places to fourth in the National League North after a 2-1 success at home to Curzon Ashton.

It came in dramatic circumstances as the Celts scored two late goals to snatch the spoils.

Heavy rain was forecast for this part of West Yorkshire but it had been quite a bright morning and the sun was still shining as the game got underway. It wasn’t until the rain came down that the real action began.

Farsley were a goal down going into the last two minutes. The goalless first half had its highlights, with chances at either end, but in the heavy rain during the final quarter the visitors finally broke the deadlock.

With a little over 20 minutes remaining, Nash’s Daniel Trickett-Smith lashed a superb effort from distance that flew past home keeper Kyle Trenerry.

It preceded a triple change from Farsley boss Adam Lakeland as Jack Higgins, Nathan Cartman and Luke Parking made way for substitutes Dave Syers, Tyler Walton and Akeel Francis.

Former Bradford City midfielder Syers almost had an immediate impact as he fired a shot just wide and he was denied soon after when Curzon keeper Kai Calderbank-Park saved his header.

Francis made the breakthrough as he equalised in the 88th minute when he slotted past Calderbank-Park after running onto a through ball. Deep into stoppage time Will Hayhurst bagged the winner when he lashed an attempted clearance back and it whizzed past the Nash defence and into Calderbank-Park’s goal.

It was a bitter blow for the visitors, who had lost their last four league games and had been beaten in an FA Cup replay by basement outfit Blyth Spartans in midweek.

Lakeland said: "We made hard work of it. I wasn't pleased with how we played. It was really cruel on Curzon, certainly with the second goal being so late.

“It almost took us going behind to start to play and start to ask some questions. Once we got level though you could see that they're a side suffering for confidence and losing games. We've got another massive three points today."