Evo Stik Division 1 North strugglers Harrogate Railway travel to West Yorkshire rivals Farsley Celtic at Throstle Nest on Boxing Day. Farsley are currently 16th in the table, however have hit a purple patch, winning their last six games as they look to climb the table. Railway lie three points adrift of safety in 21st, with just one win since September 7th. They lost their most recent match 3-1 at home to Ossett Albion, while Farsley comfortably defeated Ossett Town 5-2 at Ingfield.
Farsley will welcome Aaron Hardy and Aiden Savory back into the squad after suspension, however ‘keeper Jake Lofthouse remains on the sidelines with a broken cheekbone, as does Neil Stevens who has an ankle injury. In other news Kyle Hancock has gone on loan to Silsden to get more playing time. Harrogate will be without the suspended Dan Barrett, whereas Tom Owen, Greg Kidd and Tom Stewart are out with injuries. Meanwhile they welcomeChris Ovington to the squad for the first time, as they look to get their season back on track, whilst Farsley will look to continue their fine form.