In a gripping Yorkshire derby at The Citadel, Farsley Celtic emerged victorious with a 2-0 win against rivals Scarborough Athletic, marking a league ‘double’ against the East Coast side.

The home team seized control in the first half, with Ben Atkinson and Clayton Donaldson netting crucial goals. The Celts’ defence stood firm, and goalkeeper Zan Luk Leban showcased his skills with several remarkable saves.

Leban’s heroics began early in the match, making a fantastic diving save to keep the score level after just nine minutes. A minute later, Scarborough’s Tom Allan saw his header expertly tipped around the post by the vigilant Farsley keeper, setting the tone for an intense clash.

The turning point came in the 30th minute when The Celts were awarded a penalty for a foul in the box. Leading goal-scorer Ben Atkinson calmly sent the Scarborough keeper the wrong way, securing his eighth goal of the season and giving Farsley the lead.

As the derby intensified, Scarborough’s Harry Green came close with a free-kick that rattled the crossbar six minutes later. Farsley extended their lead on the 40-minute mark with Clayton Donaldson’s spectacular first-time volley from the edge of the box.

The teams headed into the break with Farsley leading 2-0.

The second half saw Scarborough pressing hard but facing staunch Farsley defending, with Leban standing tall in goal. Leban’s one-on-one denial of Rutledge and a spectacular save from Donaldson’s volley kept Farsley in control.

Despite Scarborough hitting the post in the 77th minute, Leban’s world-class save three minutes later, tipping Rutledge’s drive onto the bar, ensured Farsley’s victory.

The Celts secured a vital three points, propelling them to 14th in the league and completing a league double over their Yorkshire rivals. The Citadel witnessed a thrilling encounter, leaving Farsley Celtic supporters in high spirits after a well-deserved triumph.