CELTALK
April 25th 2004
BETT DOUBLE COMES OFF FOR CELTS  
 
  The Celts ended the season in style with a 2-1 victory in deepest Staffordshire against Leek Town.

The result left Farsley Celtic in third position in the table six points behind champions Hyde United.

The hosts took a 30th minute lead with Macari firing home but Lee Sinnott's side took command in the second half with a brace from Mark Bett.

Bett struck in the 55th and 67th minute to secure the points and bring the club's most successful season ever to a conclusion.

The previous Wednesday the team travelled to Bishop Auckland where they were soundly beaten 4-2 by the North East side effectively putting an end to the club's title hopes.

Roy Stammar grabbed the opener on 13 minutes and Bett struck from the spot on 51 minutes to make it 2-2 but the home side took the points with two goals in the last 25 minutes.

Mick Midwood finished the season as the league's fourth highest goalscorer with 27 goals.

Celts Chairman Andy Firbank summed up the feeling at Throstle Nest: "We've achieved what we set out to do and more and while we could have perhaps finished in top spot it has still been the club's best season in their 96 year history.

"That has been down to Lee Sinnott and an excellent group of players who have provided us all with some sparkling entertainment over the last 9 months. The average crowd at Throstle Nest is some 40% up on last season and we can look forward to the new campaign in the Unibond Premier Division with a great deal of optimism.


"I would like to thank all of our supporters for their backing over the season and look forward to welcoming them back for some exciting pre-season friendlies in July. We'll keep everyone informed of developments over the summer months," added Andy.


 

 

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