Match Centre | Farsley Celtic vs Spennymoor Town

Shane Henry battles for the ball during Tuesday’s game at Guiseley.

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The short trip to Farsley Celtic on Saturday afternoon represents a chance for Moors to kickstart their season following defeat at Guiseley earlier in the week.

A double from Aaron Martin and a strike from Lee Shaw condemned Moors to a 3-1 loss, with manager Jason Ainsley critical of his side’s defending from set-pieces.

Ainsley will be absent from the dugout this weekend for only the second time in over 700 games for the club, with Tommy Miller taking the reins alongside Paul Midgley.

Farsely began life brightly this season following promotion in 2018/19, defeating Darlington 3-1 before a very creditable goalless draw at York City.

They have found life more difficult in their last two fixtures, suffering a 2-1 defeat at Chester before Southport scored three without reply on Tuesday evening.

The Citadel still remains a demanding place to go, with Farsley’s superb home record last season only being by South Shields. They claimed 44 points from a possible 60, losing just twice.


OPPOSITION

Farsley Celtic won promotion from the Northern Premier League Premier Division last season after pipping South Shields to the title by three points. Ultimately, their superior away form edged them over the line, as they claimed ten more points than The Mariners, winning 15 of their 20 games on the road. Ironically, it was a 1-0 defeat against their title rivals on 19thJanuary which saw the start of a title-winning run form, heralding 14 wins from 17 games. 

Farsley won the Northern Premier League Premier Division last season.

Life in the National League North began with a bang, with Farsley racing into a 3-0 lead inside 35 minutes against a shell-shocked Darlington. Among their ranks is former Quakers striker Nathan Cartman who grabbed a goal on the opening day against his former suitors. Another former Darlington player now at Farsley is midfielder David Syers, and they acquired the services of full back Jordan Richards on a season long loan from Southport.

STATS CENTRE

  • After scoring three times in their first game at this level, Farsley have scored just once in their previous three fixtures.
  • Moors profited from an own goal for the first time against Guiseley since Kieran Morris put through his own net for Halesowen Town on Saturday 24th November 2018 in a 8-2 FA Trophy win.
  • Farsley conceded three goals at home on Tuesday for the first time since 5th January 2019, a 3-3 draw with Warrington.
  • Spennymoor conceded direct from a corner against Guiseley on Tuesday. The previous occasion was in the play-off final against Chorley in May.

VIEW FROM THE PRESS BOX

Tuesday evening was one to forget and move on from quickly, and with the quality of the squad and the level headed approach from the management team, confidence remains high in and around the camp. Farsley will not be an easy task given their superb home record in recent times, however, Moors were one of the deadliest sides away from home in 2018/19, with only Stockport (38) and Altrincham (38) bettering Spennymoor’s total of 37 points on the road.

There were glimpses of brilliance on Tuesday, with one move in the second half particuarly catching the eye. James Roberts telepathically flicked the ball on to the onrushing Ben McKenna who drove forward and delivered a cross onto the boot of Andrew Johnson. The winger’s first time effort narrowly went over the bar, but there were times where Moors looked a real force against Guiseley.

A win over Farsley and our season truly begins with York City lying in wait at The Brewery next Saturday. Speaking of The Brewery Field, it’s set to be a very special occasion when the new pitch and ground work is seen for the first time. There is still work to be done, but the future off the field is incredibly exciting.


INFO FOR TRAVELLING FANS

TICKET INFO

Adults: £10
Concessions: (over 60, under 18 & students): £6
Under 13s & Service Personnel: Free
Farsley Celtic Season ticket holders: Free

Admission to the Citadel, for both home and away fans, is by cash payment, or by using your Farsley Celtic season ticket, at the turnstiles, which are located at the main entrance to the ground adjacent to the club car park.

Turnstiles open at 1.30pm.

Pick up a copy of the Celt Army match day programme
Our new, expanded official match day programmes are available from inside the ground, priced at £2.00.

Celt Army merchandise
Various Farsley Celtic merchandise is available from the club shop located behind the main stand. There will be variety of 2019/20 gear to buy, which you can also do so online here.

FOOD AND DRINK

The food kiosk provides a variety of hot and cold snacks and drinks. It is located next to the main entrance and is open from 1.45pm. Gold season ticket holders can receive their burger at the food kiosk.

The club bar is open from 12pm and remains open throughout and after the match. There is a large selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options including hand pulled real ale. Gold season ticket holders can receive their drink from the bar.

Customers are permitted to take their drinks into the ground using one of the plastic glasses supplied.

SEAT AVAILABILITY

500 seats are available in the main stand at the ground. Seats are available on a first come first served basis. Standing is available in all other areas of the ground. Covered standing can be located behind the goal in the shed end.

Toilets are located next to the main stand and there are alternative facilities within the club house.

DIRECTIONS

Getting to the Citadel
The club postcode is LS28 5BE. This postcode will take you directly to the ground.
Car Parking: There is a large car park located at the main entrance of the ground. Car parking is FREE to all supporters on match days. Please avoid parking on the streets around the ground.

By Train: New Pudsey station, on the Calder Valley Line, is a fifteen-minute walk away from Throstle Nest. When leaving the station follow the station road to the junction and turn right. Pass the police station on the left and continue for around 500 yards until you reach New Street (the junction cornered by “Go Outdoors”) and turn left. Turn right at Newlands which is approximately 300 yards (signposted to Farsley AFC). The Citadel is situated at the end of Newlands.
Trains leave Leeds City Station and Bradford Interchange approximately every 15 minutes.
Trains from Bradford take approximately 8 minutes and from 12 minutes from Leeds.

By Bus: Farsley is situated on a number of bus routes:
From Leeds or Bradford, the 508 and 72 all stop at “Go Outdoors” on Stanningley Road (see above for directions to the ground).
Visiting supporters can also use:
From Bramley: 16, 91
From Horsforth: 8,9
From Pudsey: 8,9