Farsley Celtic will face Tadcaster Albion for the fourth time this season, the third time at the i2i Stadium, in the West Riding County Cup Final. Tadcaster are yet to get the better of Farsley this season, with a 0-0 draw and 5-1 defeat to The Celts in the league, with Farsley also progressing in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup by virtue of a 2-0 success. James Walshaw and Paul Walker were the scorers in the FA Cup, whilst Graeme McKibbin also saved a Tom Corner penalty in a Man Of The Match performance. In the New Year’s clash the score line was harsh on Tadcaster, however Farsley were clinical going forward with a James Walshaw hat-trick and Richard Marshall brace lifting them to victory. The two sides also met six years ago in the final of the NCEL President’s Cup, with Tadcaster prevailing 5-1 on a forgettable night for The Celts.

Farsley Celtic

Recent form:
Farsley will head into the game full of confidence after a dominant performance on Saturday saw The Celts defeat Radcliffe Borough 4-0. This victory brought an end to a run of just one win in four, a 2-0 victory over Mossley, whilst falling to Clitheroe and Bamber Bridge and drawing with Droylsden. All eyes will also be on the events at Valerie Park where second placed Lancaster City play their game in hand against Prescot Cables.

Path to the final:
1st Round: Farsley Celtic 3-2 Liversedge
2nd Round: Bye
3rd Round: Farsley Celtic 3-1 Glasshoughton Welfare
Quarter-Finals: Farsley Celtic 4-2 Guiseley AFC
Semi-Finals: Bradford Park Avenue 1-3 Farsley Celtic

Team news:
Farsley will be without the suspended James Walshaw who will serve the third game of his five match ban. However The Villagers can welcome back Aiden Savory from suspension and Lamin Colley is available following a lengthy period on the side-lines due to injury. Peter Davidson will also be touch and go after picking up a hamstring strain.

Tadcaster Albion:

Recent form:
Tadcaster have had a difficult league season as they currently sit 16th in the league despite a bright start to the season. Their recent form has been a real cause for concern with just one win since the start of March, a 4-3 victory against Trafford. Since that win they have gone five games without tasting success, most recently falling at the hands of high flying Colne where they suffered a 4-1 reverse.

Path to the final:
1st Round: Bye
2nd Round: Bye
3rd Round: Yorkshire Amateur 1-5 Tadcaster Albion
Quarter-Finals: Tadcaster Albion 4-1 Silsden
Semi-Finals: Brighouse Town 1-3 Tadcaster Albion

Team news:
Tadcaster will be waiting to hear on whether team of the year defender Gregg Anderson is available, after picking up an ankle injury in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Colne. Tadcaster also have another team of the year player in their squad, in the form of ex-Premier League player Jonathan Greening.

The game will take place at Tadcaster’s i2i Stadium, postcode LS24 9AY. Kick off is at 7.45pm and admission prices are £7 adults, £4 concessions, £1 U16s and free for U12s. Make sure you’re there to cheer on The Celts. #COYC

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