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Preview: Farsley Celtic vs Witton Albion (12/04/18)

8 months ago By Thomas Ritchie

Farsley Celtic and Witton Albion meet for the first time this season in a huge game in the battle for the playoffs.

Farsley will be looking to build on their excellent recent form by making it four consecutive wins. The Celts have lost just one of their last nine games, a 4-1 defeat to Stourbridge. Since then Farsley have gone four games unbeaten, drawing with Nantwich Town (1-1), before going on to defeat Whitby Town (4-0), Stalybridge Celtic (4-1), and Workington (2-1). The recent run has seen Farsley move into 5th place, and just three points cover 2nd to 5th in the division. Kurt Harris returned to action from the bench last night after recovering from injury, however Ryan Watson remains a doubt with a quad injury. Other than that, Adam Lakeland should have a full squad to select from heading into the remaining games, and if needed could call on Jake Boyd, who was an unused substitute in the 2-1 win over Workington.

Like the Celts, Witton also have enjoyed an excellent season after winning promotion last season. Albion are currently 7th in the division, nine points behind Farsley with two games in hand, and the sides are to meet again before the end of the season. Witton have won just one of their last four games, a 3-0 victory over Hednesford, with defeats against Ashton United (2-1) and Halesowen Town (3-1), and a draw with Warrington Town (2-2). Farsley have played three times since Witton earned an excellent point against Warrington, so the visitors will certainly be fresh heading into this game. Witton also possess two of the league’s leading marksmen in Steven Tames and Robert Hopley, who have scored 19 and 18 league goals respectively. Carl Macauley will be able to call on the returning Owen Dale and Prince Haywood, and Albion have no apparent injury concerns.

The game takes place on Thursday evening at Throstle Nest, postcode LS28 5BE. Kick off is 7.45pm and admission prices are just £8 adults, £5 concessions and £1 U16s. See you there!

Check out the match odds here: https://britbets.com/betting-odds-comparison/football/farsley-celtic-match-odds/

Updated 12:46 - 12 Apr 2018 by Robert Winterbottom

Where next?

Turner’s simply the best for Farsley - Report Farsley Celtic made it three consecutive wins as they ground out a 2-1 victory over Workington, with Nathan Turner in the goals.

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