April 12th 2004
STILL ON TRACK
The Easter programme provided mixed blessings for the Celts with a
win and a defeat that leaves them one point behind leaders Matlock
Town and 2nd placed Hyde United before Monday night's matches.
On Saturday the Celts cruised past Bishop Auckland with a commanding 4-0 win at Throstle Nest.
Roy Stammar struck early on for the hosts with a stylish trademark goal after just 8 minutes and they could have extended their lead with a flurry of clear cut chances before the break.
The second-half was all Celtic with Mick Midwood dispatching a penalty on 47 minutes and then grabbing a second on 60 minutes to make it 3-0.
Darren Roberts rounded off a fine performance with a fourth goal in the last minute.
On Easter Monday Lee Sinnott's side made the short trip across North Leeds to face Guiseley but came away with nothing after a 2-0 defeat on a pitch that resembled a ploughed field.
The home side had the better of the opening exchanges although it was Darren Roberts who went closest on 15 minutes for the Celts with a speculative lob.
On the half hour mark Guiseley took the lead after a slip in the area by Andy Shields let Dave Henry in and the tricky midfielder finished well with a low drive from 10 yards.
Farsley hit back with Mick Midwood and Amjad Iqbal both squandering clear-cut chances. After the break it was all Farsley but they went 2-0 down to the classic sucker punch.
Scott Jackson, clearly offside, latched onto a long ball to drill the ball home on 87 minutes and secure the points.
The Celts face three remaining league games: with Gateshead
visiting Throstle Nest next Saturday (3pm) when another big crowd is
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