Farsley Celtic look for first pre-season win at Guiseley

Farsley Celtic's Joao Silva celebrates after scoring against York last week. Photo: John McEvoy

By Josh Makin and Frankie Green

Farsley Celtic are preparing for their sixth and final fixture of pre-season tomorrow (Saturday) with a Leeds derby at Guiseley AFC.

This will be a big game for the new-look Celts as they aim to end pre-season on a high, and have a win under their belts ahead of the start of their National League North campaign. 

Farsley most recently faced Guiseley back in April 2022 at The Citadel where a Frank Mulhern stunner inside the first minute earned Farsley all three points in a crunch relegation tie.

On Tuesday Farsley lost 1-2 at The Citadel by National League side York City, with The Minstermen coming out on top thanks to a dubious penalty decision in the second half. Joao Silva scored the only goal for the home side with a well-hit left-footed shot from outside the box to increase his tally to two in pre-season.

It was Farsley’s most encouraging performance yet under the new regime, with Clayton Donaldson coming close to getting on the scoresheet multiple times, with Ben Atkinson having a goal disallowed for offside. The Celts will now be looking to cap off pre-season with a win.

Saturday’s hosts most recently defeated National League North side Scarborough Athletic 1-0 at Nethermoor Park, and they will be looking to do the same again on Saturday when Farsley visit.


Lewis Turner and Isaac Assenso could return to the squad after missing the York fixture.

The Celts did not sustain any other injuries on Tuesday night and will be looking to utilise a fully fit squad.


The game will take place at 3pm on Saturday 29 at Nethermoor Park, Otley Road, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8BT. The admission prices will be: adults £12, concessions (over 65s/students) £8, under 18s £5, under 11s accompanied £1. Payments can be made at the gate with cash or card.

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