Farsley Celtic are looking to bounce back to winning ways when they make the trip over the Pennines to Chorley tomorrow.
The Celts slipped to an unfortunate 2-1 defeat at windswept South Shields on Tuesday, with gaffer Clayton Donaldson frustrated we didn’t take at least a point out of the game.
“We were very unlucky not to get something and all the staff and players know that,” said the gaffer. “It was a weird game in difficult conditions but our confidence and belief is still high and the players were upbeat in training last night. There were a lot of positives and we just need to move on.”
The Celts will face a stern test at Victory Park against a side that have lost just three times at home this season. Chorley, who sit just outside the playoff places, will be looking to bounce back after suffering a 2-0 home defeat against Chester on Tuesday.
“It’ll be a very physical game tomorrow,” Clayton added. “We played them at the start of the season and we’re expecting a difficult and hostile game – Chorley is never an easy place to go.
“They’ve been having a good run and are pushing for the playoffs, but we are really looking forward to the game and can’t wait to get out there and get back to winning ways. Our away form has been very good this season, we’re playing well, we’re in confident mood and are looking forward to it.”
The match kicks off at 3pm.
Ticket news, travel & parking
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The Celts have no new injury major concerns to report.
Lewis Turner and Joao Silva are out on loan at Ossett United in a bid to gain extra minutes and the gaffer has long-term absentees Jack Leckie and Harry Sheridan back in training. Darren Stephenson has yet to return to training.
Rudy Misambo trained last night after missing the South Shields game due to a stomach issue. Isaac Assenso and Dylan Youmbi missed Tuesday’s fixture with knocks.
How are Chorley faring?
Chorley narrowly missed out on the top seven last season following a cruel final day defeat at Gloucester City.
Andy Preece’s team are once again challenging this term and sit in eighth place, three points outside the playoff places.
Justin Johnson has been on fire for the Magpies this season, bagging 10 goals from wide areas.
The Dutch winger joined from Stalybridge Celtic after netting 12 times in the Northern Premier League during the 21/22 season. Johnson had a very impressive youth career, starting out at Sparta Rotterdam before moving to Manchester United’s academy.
Last time we played Chorley away
Last season’s game at Chorley produced a seven-goal thriller – and was arguably Carlton Ubaezuonu’s finest hour in a Farsley shirt. Ubaezuonu, who moved to Chorley last summer and could face The Celts tomorrow, scored a brace as we narrowly went down 4-3.
Jack Sampson gave the home side an early lead before a terrific Frank Mulhern free-kick went in off the post from 25 yards to level. Sub Carlton Ubaezuonu then put the visitors in front seven minutes later, heading home his first Farsley goal from Luke Parkin’s cross. The home side raced in to a 4-2 lead before Ubaezuonu pulled another goal back in injury time. Read the full match report here.
The Celts fought out a 1-1 draw with Chorley at The Citadel back in August, Ryan Watson putting us ahead on seven minutes, Justin Johnson equalising two minutes later.
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