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“Come and support us” – Farsley Celtic boss rallies fans ahead of “huge” Blyth Spartans match

By John Baron

Farsley Celtic boss Russ Wilcox has urged fans to turn out in numbers and get behind the team for Tuesday night’s crunch relegation match at home to Blyth Spartans.

The game was originally scheduled for Easter Monday, but was controversially postponed minutes before kick off due to a waterlogged goalmouth.

Farsley are three points ahead of Blyth and will be looking to stretch their advantage to six. But the visitors would jump ahead of the Celts on goal difference were they to win tomorrow, with just two games of the season remaining.

The Celts are on a decent run, with just four defeats in 19 games, losing just once at home since November.

“We’re in good nick,” said boss Wilcox as he appealed for fans to get behind the team.

“Please come and support us, as many of you as you can. Speak to your mates and get them down for this one because it’s huge and we need the backing.

“They’ve given us the backing all season. They were great again at Chester and got behind the lads. It was a good following, as it’s a long way to travel and costs a lot of money so thanks for that, but please get behind us on Tuesday.”

Crunch game: The Citadel is the home of National League North club Farsley Celtic. Photo: Farsley Celtic

Both teams gave away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in their respective matches on Saturday, with Farsley’s point coming at promotion hopefuls Chester.

Farsley will see on-loan midfielder Danny Devine return after being ineligible to play at his parent club on Saturday and Chris Atkinson is hopeful of featuring after picking up a knock on Good Friday. Luke Parkin and Bobby Johnson are out for the rest of the season, but Issac Assenso could also return to the squad following his hamstring injury.

The home side are also two points ahead of fourth-bottom Leamington, with tomorrow being their game in hand over their relegation rivals.

A win would leave Farsley five points ahead of Leamington and six ahead of Blyth, with just two games remaining.

KICK OFF
7.45pm.

ADDRESS
The Citadel, Newlands, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5BE.

ADMISSION PRICES
Adults: £14
Concessions (Over 60s, Students with a valid NUS card): £9
Ages 10-17: £5
Ages 6-9: £2
Under 6s: Free

Supporters can use cash or card to buy tickets on the gate.

THE NEST BAR
The Nest Bar will be open from 5pm on Monday, with all supporters welcome.

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