Farsley Celtic host Buxton at Throstle Nest on Saturday, as the Celts look to return to winning ways. In the reverse fixture at the Silverlands, Farsley came from behind to earn a 3-3 draw as Adam Priestley struck a 90th minute equaliser.
Farsley are without a win in their last two games after taking one point from their two games against the top two sides in the division. The Celts lost a close game to Altrincham (1-0), and valiantly fought back from 2-0 down to earn a deserved point against Grantham Town. That makes it just one defeat in six for Farsley, who also defeated Campion (3-2), Whitby Town (2-0) and Shaw Lane (4-2), whilst drawing with Rushall Olympic (1-1), leaving the Celts two points off the playoffs in eighth. Adam Lakeland will be unable to call on the suspended Dan Cockerline, serving the second match of a three game ban, and Chris Atkinson, who sits out the final game of his suspension, meaning Danny Ellis could be in line to start upfront once more. Ahead of the game Farsley Assistant Manager Mark Bett said “They’re a good attacking side, they’ve got a big lad up front (Liam Hardy) who was a handful at their place. They’re pretty direct, but it’s about how we apply ourselves, and if we do we’ll have a good chance to beat them.”
Buxton currently sit 12th in the division, five points behind the Celts with a game in hand. The Bucks have won just one of their last five games, a 3-1 success away to Halesowen Town. However, they have drawn against Stafford Rangers (1-1), Matlock Town (3-3) and Stalybridge Celtic (2-2), meaning their 1-0 loss to Warrington is actually Buxton’s only defeat in their last seven games, although they are winless in 2018. They have no apparent injury concerns.
The game takes place on Saturday at Throstle Nest, postcode LS28 5BE. Kick off is 3pm and admission prices are just £8 adults, £5 concessions and £1 U16s. See you there!