Farsley Celtic’s Emirates FA Cup adventure gets underway this weekend with a trip to AFC Fylde in the second qualifying round.
It is a competition that hasn’t been kind to Farsley in recent years, who have failed to surpass the third qualifying round since the club’s reformation in 2010.
The last time the club progressed to the third qualifying round was in 2020, when it was tomorrow’s opponents, AFC Fylde, who ended our FA Cup journey.
The Celts face another tough ask to improve on that record this season, travelling to a side in Fylde who find themselves towards the top of the National League North, sitting in fourth place, four points off the top spot.
However, Russ Wilcox’s side can take confidence from their performance against the Coasters earlier this season, when the full-time outfit were perhaps fortunate to leave the Citadel with all three points in a 2-1 victory.
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s clash, Wilcox said: “You look at the teams that are left in there, and it’s probably the hardest draw in the hat.
“But we’ll go there, and if we perform like we did [against Blyth], if we’re solid as a group, we can be confident.
“We’ve got to restrict them, they’re a possession-based team, so we’ve got to be careful how we go about things, but we’ve got to go there with confidence.”
Lewis Butroid remains sidelined as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury sustained at Brackley.
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