Clitheroe FC are the visitors to Throstle Nest as The Celts conclude a four game home stretch on Tuesday night. The two sides met at Shawbridge Street last month, with The Celts leaving with the three points. James Walshaw gave Farsley the first half lead after latching onto a sublime Paul Walker through ball. Walshaw then doubled The Celts’ lead with a scrappy goal, before the lead was extended to 3-0 as Ryan Watson scored February’s goal of the month winner with a fine strike after delightful build up play. Kurt Willoughby bagged Clitheroe a consolation goal in controversial circumstances, as Farsley believe the ball had crossed the by-line.
A win for Farsley will see them move three points clear at the top of the league over second placed Lancaster City. The Celts won another goal fest on Saturday as they defeated Bamber Bridge 5-3 at Throstle Nest, as they bounced back from last Tuesday’s 2-1 reverse against Goole. Prior to that The Celts won six consecutive games in all competitions, which included the 3-1 win over tomorrow’s opponents. James Walshaw will serve the final game of his four match suspension, and will return next Saturday against Bamber Bridge. Farsley will also have new signing Tom Morgan available, who was on the bench for Saturday’s victory after joining from Scarborough. On the injury front, Ross Daly will be fit after a dead leg, Peter Davidson will be touch and go after a hamstring strain which kept him out of Saturday’s game, and Nathan Turner is questionable with a hip injury. Ahead of the game Farsley joint manager Neil Parsley said “It will be another difficult game for us, but nonetheless if we perform near our maximum we’ll be in a good position to take all three points.”
Clitheroe head into the game currently sitting ninth in the division, seven points off the playoff positions with eight games remaining. Clitheroe have won just one game so far this month, a 3-2 cup victory against Scarborough Athletic. Defeats to Glossop North End (1-0) and Mossley (2-1) have seen them slide down the table, whilst they were also defeated 2-1 by Radcliffe Borough in cup action. They have no apparent injury concerns.
So why not come down to Throstle Nest to cheer on the team, postcode LS28 5BE. Kick off is at 7.45pm and admission prices are just £7 adults, £4 concessions and £1 U16s. See you there!