FARSLEY Celtic are in the first round draw of the FA Trophy after edging through a banana skin third qualifying round tie at Workington.

The Celts were league rivals of the Reds last term but the clubs went in opposite directions. Adam Lakeland’s Farsley won the league and promotion to the National North while Workington were relegated.

The Cumbrian outfit are on the way back as they sit four points clear at the top of the BetVictor North West Division and they were unbeaten all season at Borough Park.

They created chances in the goalless first half but so did their visitors but with the interval looming Celts keeper Elliot Wynne was injured, he made it to the break but he had to be substituted at half time, Kyle Trenerry coming off the bench for the second half.

The match winner was Jack Higgins as he headed past the Reds’ keeper Jim Atkinson early in the second half. Workington still had chances and the Celts were hanging on towards the end but the clean sheet the two keepers earned was crucial.

Workington’s league rivals Brighouse Town registered a fourth home victory on the bounce as they beat Mossley 4-0 at St Giles Road but Vill Powell’s men didn’t have it all their own way in the roses derby.

Tom Haigh scored the only goal of the first half but that was against the run of play as the Lilywhites dominated possession and created chances.

The home side wrestled the momentum back with two goals inside six minutes just before the hour mark.

Ousman Cham doubled Brighouse’s lead before Luke Rawson added a third. Mossley’s defence was at sixes and sevens when Powell’s men wrapped up the scoring. An attempted clearance hit Rawson at point blank range and rebounded into the net

Liversedge were one of the few sides to play in the Northern Counties East League and they lost ground in the Premier Division as a 2-1 defeat at Hemsworth MW dropped them down to fourth.

Sedge would have leapfrogged the Wells with a win and they took the lead, Oliver Fearon opening the scoring on the quarter hour mark, but Ed Cass levelled minutes later and Sid Santos netted a spectacular winner in stoppage time.

Steeton ended a six-game losing streak in all competitions with a battling performance at Cougar Park to beat West Yorkshire rivals Golcar United 2-1 in Division One North of the North West Counties League.

There were openings for both sides in the goalless first half but Andy Briggs finally broke the deadlock just minutes into the second half.

The Huddersfield outfit equalised through Mikey Fish with a little over 10 minutes remaining but Ben Clarkson struck the Chevrons’ late winner.