Farsley Celtic will be looking to make it two wins out of two on Saturday when Lancashire side Chorley make the trip to West Yorkshire.
It’s the first competitive match at The Citadel since Farsley defeated Gloucester City 2-1 back in April to earn a massive three points which elevated the Celts out of the relegation zone ahead of the final day where they managed to avoid the drop to the Northern Premier League.
The Celts will be looking to continue a promising start to the new season, after defeating newcomers Rushall Olympic 2-0 on the opening day at Dales Lane thanks to goals from debutants Ben Atkinson and Darren Stephenson.
Clayton Donaldson’s side played some tidy football in the first outing of the season, showing a gradual improvement since the first pre-season match away at Brighouse Town which ended in a 1-1 draw.
As previously mentioned, Atkinson scored on his second debut for the club after joining from Liversedge FC in the summer, as well as Stephenson who capped off an impressive performance with a headed goal in the final minutes to seal the win.
Many others also impressed on their debuts; Rudy Misambo was a wall in defence which earned him a place in the National League North Team of the Week; Conor Branson was instrumental in the midfield, and Mason Wilson, who had only just signed with the club 24 hours before kick-off, provided a dangerous cross for the opening goal among many other encouraging performances.
Our visitors on Saturday were involved in a 1-1 draw with recent play-off finalists Brackley Town on the opening day, and they will be looking to earn their first three points of the season when they visit Farsley this weekend.
The two occasions in which the two sides met each other last season threw up opposite results, with the first clash in Ocotber at Victory Park ending in a 4-3 victory for the hosts. where current Chorley player Carlton Ubaezuonu scored a brace for the Celts.
The clash at The Citadel however was not as exciting as the sides played out a 0-0 draw in February.
The Celts still have a number of injuries plaguing the squad, with players such as Lewis Turner and Clayton Donaldson still out for Saturday’s game.
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