Men's First Team
National League North Sat 26 August The Citadel
Farsley Celtic

Farsley Celtic will be looking to make it five games unbeaten on Saturday when newly promoted Tamworth FC make the trip to West Yorkshire

The Celts have started the 2023/24 season in inspired form after taking two wins away at Rushall Olympic and Bishop’s Stortford as well as two home draws against difficult opposition in Chorley and South Shields which has left them sixth in the table after the opening four matches.

It’s one of the best starts to a season that Farsley have enjoyed at this level and they could make it even more impressive on Saturday when they face yet another team unfamiliar to the division in Tamworth.

Last time out, Farsley produced a resilient and robust performance away at Bishop’s Stortford to earn a massive three points on the road, travelling four hours on a coach to get there. Despite the long journey down to Hertfordshire, Darren Stephenson’s first half goal was enough to secure the win.

In Tamworth, Clayton Donaldson and his side face another unknown entity at this level with the Staffordshire side set to be the fourth newly promoted team that the Celts have faced in only five matches.

Tamworth have started the season steadily, with a narrow 2-1 loss to title favourites Scunthorpe United on the opening day, follwed by two big wins away at Spennymoor Town and Boston United, before losing out 1-0 to Alfreton Town at home last week.

Andy Peaks was awarded with Manager of the Week after their 4-1 win away at Spennymoor, and they have certainly impressed on their travels so far, meaning it will be a tough challenge for Farsley to claim consecutive wins on Saturday.

Ahead of the fixture, Donaldson shared his thoughts, saying: “We play yet another promoted side so these games can be tricky and we have to be prepared for the unknown at times.

“After a good week of preparation I believe the players are more than up for it so it will hopefully be a successful day for us.”


The Celts still await the return of certain players like Lewis Turner and Isaac Assenso who remain injured for Saturday as well as Tom Allan who serves the second of his three-match suspension.


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