By Thomas Ritchie
Farsley Celtic return to action at the Citadel this weekend for a first-ever meeting with Banbury United.
Following their promotion triumph last season, Banbury were promoted to this level for the first time in their history.
The Puritans adapted to life in the National League North superbly, and sat second in the division after nine games; however, they are since winless in their last six league outings.
For Farsley, inconsistency has been the tale of the 2022/23 season. A first home win of the season was secured last time out at the Citadel, as Kettering Town were defeated 2-0, before a 4-3 reversal at Chorley followed last Saturday.
Reflecting on the defeat at Chorley last time out, Dave Syers said: “After conceding early we recovered well to go in ahead at the break, however once again we conceded early in the second half to shift momentum back in Chorley’s favour.
“This has happened too many times this season and both as individuals and as a group we need to take responsibility for the key periods in games.
“As frustrating as it is to score three goals and come away with nothing, it was great to see Frank stick a top quality free kick in the back of the net.
“Carlton came on as an early sub and played really well, rewarded with two good headers at the back post and if not for a good save could have had a hattrick.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s contest at the Citadel, the skipper concluded: “I don’t like to keep saying our performances have deserved more because it’s points not performances that really matter, so hopefully regardless of performance we come away with a positive result.”
Lewis Turner and Andy Butler are both nearing a return from injury, however, Adam Clayton remains a little further off.
Isaac Assenso is a doubt after being forced off through injury last time out, whilst Bobby Pointon suffered a hamstring injury in training with Bradford City.
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Glasshoughton home game
Farsley Celtic will host Glasshoughton Welfare at the Citadel on Tuesday, 15 November 2022.
At Glasshoughton’s request, the fixture has been reversed to the Citadel, with the Celts now the home side. The fixture will kick off at 7.45pm.