Farsley Celtic host Bishop Auckland in a huge FA Cup 3rd qualifying round today as both sides push for a place in the next round, and are just two wins away from the first round proper and all its glory. Farsley have had an excellent season so far as they sit 2nd in the Evo-Stik Division 1 North and have won their last four four games in all competitions including a 2-0 win over Tadcaster Albion in the previous round. Farsley could be without the services of Aaron Hardy who is doubtful, however Chris Howarth who broke his nose on Tuesday should be fit. The Celts also welcome Lewis Nightingale back from Darlington on a permanent deal after his loan deal last month in which he made 3 appearances.
Bishop Auckland play their football in the Northern League which is one step blow Farsley Celtic, and are currently fifth in their league. However Bishop Auckland have knocked out two Evo-Stik Division 1 North teams already this season in the FA Cup as they defeated Ossett Albion 5-1 and Trafford 1-0. In their last league game they won a thriller against Chester-Le-Street 4-3. They have no apparent injury concerns.
Why not come down and cheer on your local team as they battle it out in the FA Cup today at Throstle Nest, admission prices are adults £7, concessions £4, U16s £1.