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Match Preview :- Farsley Celtic - Tuesday November 30th, 2021 (19:45:00)

Celtic’s reward for beating Bootle in the FA Trophy First Round Proper is a visit to another Celtic when we travel to Leeds to face Farsley Celtic. Farsley are currently 17th in the National League North on 16 points after 15 matches. Kick off 3pm.

Farsley’s last match was a 1-0 home win over Bradford Park Avenue, their first under their new manager Neil Ross. 

They have a good recent record at home, previously beating current league leaders AFC Fylde at home as well as Curzon Ashton. Brackley had a goalless draw in Pudsey. 

In their last five home matches, they have won three, drawn one and lost one. Their last home defeat saw Alfreton put three past them without reply at the end of September. This loss was their only loss this season, with their other two home matches both draws, 2-2 to Chester and 1-1 with Blyth Spartans. 

Away from home, apart from an opening day win over Hereford, and a 1-1 draw at Kettering, they have lost their last six away matches. Seven if their 3-0 loss away at City of Liverpool in the FA Cup is also considered. Their worst away defeat was 6-0 at Spennymoor.

Farsley have kept five clean sheets this season and failed, most recently at home to Bradford, whilst they have failed to score in five matches, most recently away at Gloucester and at home in a goalless draw with Brackley. 

Their top scorer this season is James Hanson, who has four, with Will Hayhurst and Luke Parkin both on two. They have had seven different scorers this season, and are scoring less than a goal a game whilst conceding nearly two goals a game.

In Farsley’s last match, the 1-0 win over Bradford Park Avenue, Farsley lined up as:
21. Tom Donaghy
2. Jordan Richards
3. Will Hayhurst
5. Tom Allan
6. Adam Clayton
10. Kian Scales
7. Dave Syers
8. Chris Atkinson
9. Jimmy Spencer
17. James Hanson
11. Luke Parkin

Celtic’s last match was the 2-1 away defeat at Radcliffe, in which we lined up as:
1. Will Huffer
2. Ashley Smith-Brown
3. Stephen Brogan
4. Sam Wedgbury
5. Connor O’Grady
6. Keenan Quansah
7. Jake Burton
8. Charley Doyle
9. Scott Bakkor
10. Adam O’Reilly
11. Hayden Campbell

Since folding in 2010 and reforming in 2015, Farsley have climbed the pyramid again. Whilst they are stalling currently, this is down to their away form. Their home form has only seen them loose once. This is a free shot for Stalybridge Celtic, going up against a team from the division above with the chance to progress in the FA Trophy.

Distance: 42
Time: 1 hour

Join the M60 towards Oldham, and at Junction 20, join the M62 towards Leeds.
Stay on the M62 until junction 26, the M606 towards Bradford.
Stay on the M606 until the very end, and join the A6177 (Eastbound towards Leeds and Pudsey).
After 3 miles, turn right on the Thornbury roundabout onto the A647 towards Leeds.
Stay on the A647 for two miles across two roundabouts to a third roundabout - go straight across onto the B6157 (Bradford Road).
After a few hundred yards, turn left onto New Street (by the Tradex store).
After 400 yards, turn right by the Nursery school onto Newlands.
The Throstle Nest is at the end of Newlands.

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