Men's First Team
National League North Sat 23 March Edgar Street Stadium
  • Abedayi (9')
  • Babas (19')
  • Phillips (23')
  • Okeke (45+2')
Farsley Celtic
  • Watson (90+3')

Farsley Celtic will be looking to end their recent poor run of form this weekend when the Celts face play-off outsiders Hereford at Edgar Street.

Player/Manager Clayton Donaldson is looking for a reaction to last weekend which saw Farsley lose out 3-0 away at Boston United, with the gaffer looking for a return to the early season form.

The Celts are on the road for the second successive weekend as they make the trip down to face Paul Caddis’ side as they look to secure a first victory in six matches – the most recent coming in a 1-0 win over Blyth Spartans at The Citadel in February.

Farsley will also have youngster Joao Silva back after his loan spell at Liversedge ended, as well as assistant manager Danny Ellis who has been made available for selection ahead of the final seven fixtures of the National League North season.

“I think it’s a game for us in which we need to bounce back and show a reaction. I don’t think the performances have been too bad but it’s the individual mistakes that have cost us and we need to stop doing that and get back to what we were doing at the start of the season. We need to get back to how we were.

“Confidence has slightly taken a hit but we’ve had a good training session this week, going over a few things and we have cleared the air so we are looking forward to the game.

“Hereford are a decent side, there’s going to be a big crowd there as well so that’s another plus in my eyes, being able to play in front of a crowd and atmosphere like that is something that drives me on as a player so hopefully it will drive the rest of the players on too.

Speaking on the team news for the match, Clayton said: “Joao is back from his loan now so he is available. We’ve made Danny Ellis available for selection as well so that’s two that will come in.

“Isaac (Assenso) is still out injured and hasn’t trained this week so we will hopefully see by the end of the week how he is. George Smith also still has a knock and hasn’t trained so he will most likely be a miss for Saturday.


Joao Silva and Danny Ellis will come into the squad, but it’s most likley too early for defenders Isaac Assenso and George Smith.


Hereford have enjoyed a solid season so far, with Paul Caddis’ side sat in tenth position on 59 points, three points off of Boston United who occupy the final play-off place. They have not enjoyed the best of form recently however, with the Bulls winless in their last three matches, suffering a 2-0 defeat away at Brackley, preceded by a 3-3 draw with Alfreton and a 1-0 loss to Chorley at Edgar Street.


The two sides most recently met at The Citadel back in November, where the deadlock couldn’t be broken as Farsley and Hereford played out a drab 0-0 affair. Both sides won their respective home fixtures in the 2022/23 season, Farsley winning 1-0 at The Citadel with Hereford 2-0 victors at Edgar Street.




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