Men's First Team
National League North Sun 1 January The Citadel
Farsley Celtic
  • Parkin (26')
  • Mulhern (32')
Bradford PA
  • Preston (19')
  • Blyth (46')

Farsley Celtic welcome local rivals Bradford (Park Avenue) to the Citadel on Sunday, looking to kick off the new year in style.

Both sides were forced to settle for a share of the spoils on Boxing Day, drawing 1-1 at the Horsfall Stadium, setting up a potentially pivotal fixture on New Year’s Day.

Following Monday’s draw, the Avenue remain six points above Farsley, although have played two games more, meaning a win for Russ Wilcox’s side would be huge in their fight to escape the relegation zone.

Sunday also marks the start of a hectic, and what could be a decisive, month for the Celts, who play eight times, five of which are at home.

Ahead of our clash with Bradford (Park Avenue), Russ Wilcox said: “It’ll be a different game, they play their pitch well, and I like to think we play our pitch well.

“It’ll be a different type of game I would have thought, you never quite know, Mark (Bower) said to me at the end why didn’t we just win one each, which would have been a good idea!

“But hopefully now we can go on and win, and pick up the four points which will be important.”


Boxing Day saw Adam Clayton play his first minutes since the end of September, featuring as a midfielder as he got 15 minutes under his belt.

Russ Wilcox will have to check on the health of Lewis Turner and Chris Atkinson who have both been absent with illness.


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