Farsley Celtic return to action tonight following Queen’s death

Photo: Simon Cullingworth

By Thomas Ritchie

Farsley Celtic will be looking to return to winning ways this evening, when The Celts make the trip to Blyth Spartans.

After Saturday’s visit to Hereford was cancelled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Celts will return to action for the first time since the previous weekend’s disappointing defeat at home to Scarborough Athletic.

Both Farsley and the Spartans find themselves towards the wrong end of the table at this early stage, with Blyth suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Peterborough Sports last weekend.

In fact, the North-East side have already seen a change of manager this season, with Terry Mitchell replaced by the former South Shields supremo Graham Fenton.

It was just a few months ago that these two sides met at Croft Park in a crunch tie in the fight to avoid relegation, and it was the hosts who took the spoils that day – JJ O’Donnell striking at the death to hand his side an all-important three points.

Ultimately, it wouldn’t be a season-defining loss for Russ Wilcox’s side, who bounced back to also ensure their Vanarama National League North status would be maintained for another season.

Lewis Butroid remains sidelined as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury sustained at Brackley.

Bobby Pointon will be available to make his Farsley debut, after signing on loan from Bradford City for the next two months.

Supporter information

Vanarama National League North action resumes this week, with the Celts making the trip to the North-East to face Blyth.


Croft Park, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE

Adults: £12
65 years & above: £7
11-16 years & students with valid student ID: £5
Up to 10 years (accompanied by an adult): Free
Transfer to Port of Blyth Stand: £2 extra

Tickets can be purchased in advance, online, HERE.

There will be no coach travel for this fixture.

The next coach will be for our trip to AFC Fylde on Saturday, 17 September.

To book your place on the coach for that game, please get in touch with John Stubbs on 07904 187327.


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