Women's First Team
WRCWFL Division 3 Sun 23 April The Citadel
Farsley Celtic
Queensbury Celtic

After progressing into the semi-final of the League Cup, the Celts are back in league action this weekend when they take on Queensbury Celtic at the Citadel.

League leaders Farsley Celtic will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table and make use of their two games in hand when they play Queensbury Celtic, a side they defeated 16-2 in the reverse fixture back in November.

After such a dominant display last time, Farsley Celtic captain Lauren Rigby is hopeful her side can keep a clean sheet in their second meeting against Queensbury Celtic.

She said: “I think the main thing we will be looking to improve upon is to not concede and to come away with a clean sheet.

“I am hoping we can put a fair few goals past them again but we will have to wait and see what Sunday brings.”

Despite the scoreline last time out, Rigby is expecting Queensbury to “turn up fighting” as they attempt to be the first team to beat Farsley in the league this season.

“Queensbury are a determined team and I expect them to turn up fighting on Sunday,” she continued.

“They have the potential to be defensive but may play a high line to try and catch our strikers out. We will see what we end up facing come the weekend, but we will just play our game and hopefully secure all three points.”

Farsley will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points as they play one of their two games in hand this Sunday and Rigby believes her team are in a “great place” as they approach the end of the season.

Rigby continued: “We’ve got to play three of the strongest teams in the league in our last five games: Burley, Athletico and Wortley. Every game, point and goal counts in my eyes.

“The fact we’re two points clear with two games in hand puts us in a great place, especially as all other teams have dropped points elsewhere.”

“Now that the end of the season is in sight, I think winning the league unbeaten is definitely doable.

“It would be a fantastic achievement for all the players and staff involved with the squad, so hopefully we can pull off the win and continue our unbeaten run too!”