Men's First Team
National League North Sat 9 September Meadow Park
Gloucester City
Farsley Celtic
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Farsley Celtic will be looking to bounce back from the 4-0 defeat at Blyth this weekend as they face Gloucester City at the TigerTurf Stadium

It was a disappointing outing in midweek for the Celts as Farsley succumbed to a 4-0 loss in the North East at the hands of Graham Fenton’s Blyth Spartans at Croft Park.

The Celts were well beaten in the match and therefore, Clayton Donaldson and Danny Ellis will be looking for a strong response from their team when they take on Gloucester City this weekend.

There is some positive news for the Celts heading into the fixture, with Conor Branson returning from his one-match suspension that was picked up away at Chester, and Farsley will be looking to utilise new attacking signing Jake Forshaw who made his debut in the second half on Tuesday evening.

Farsley fans will remember the last time we faced Gloucester well, as the Celts defeated the Tigers by two goals to one thanks to first-half strikes from Chris Atkinson and Theo Williams which secured the critical three points needed for Farsley to secure survival in the National League North 2022/23 season.

Despite that result, our opponents this weekend managed to secure a play-off spot in dramatic fashion, as Gloucester secured their spot with a last-gasp stoppage time goal to setup a clash with Brackley Town in the Play-off semi finals.

The Tigers were then defeated by Brackley, who went on to lose out to Kidderminster Harriers in the final, condemning them to another season in the sixth tier of English football.

It’s not been the rosiest of starts to the 2023/24 season though for Gloucester, as Tim Flowers and his side find themselves in the relegation zone in 21st place, albeit after eight matches played.

The Tigers could only managed a 0-0 draw against Buxton FC in their most recent encounter at the TigerTurf Stadium in midweek, so they will be looking to convert the single point into all three when Farsley visit on Saturday.


Conor Branson will return from his suspension this weekend, but Lewis Turner is set to be out for the rest of the season.

Zan-Luk Leban will also be unavailable with the goalkeeper still away on international duty with Slovenia U20’s.


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As the 3pm blackout will not be in place on Saturday, the match will be livestreamed on National League TV.

The club will be livestreaming the match in the Nest Bar at the club, so if you can’t make the game, why not watch it at the club instead?