Farsley Celtic travel to promotion hopefuls Chester as survival bid enters final few weeks

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Farsley Celtic's Frank Mulhern celebrates the winning goal against Brackley Town. Photo: John McEvoy/Leeds Shots

Farsley Celtic travel to Cheshire on Saturday to face Chester FC at the Deva Stadium for an important match which could affect both ends of the National League North table.

The battling Celts are a point ahead of fourth-bottom Leamington, and three ahead of third-bottom Blyth Spartans as the fight to avoid relegation enters its final fortnight.

They will be hoping to secure all three points against a Chester side who sit third in the league and are unbeaten in their past five games as they look forward to a place in the promotion playoffs.

Farsley will come to the game relatively fresh, after Monday’s relegation six-pointer at home to Blyth was called off minutes before kick-off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The visitors have mounting injury problems. Both influential midfielder Bobby Johnson and attacker Luke Parkin will miss the rest of the season and midfielder Chris Atkinson picked up a nasty knock on his ankle at Boston on Good Friday.

On-loan midfielder Connor Dixon has been ruled out for the season following an injury picked up prior to his signing for the Celts, alongside fellow loanee Nathaniel Wallace. Isaac Assenso is hoping for a comeback following an injury sustained whilst on loan at Guiseley.

The Celts will be aiming to bounce back after a 4-0 defeat at Boston on Good Friday but have a good record against promotion seeking sides, having completed the double over both Kings Lynn and Brackley and recently beating Darlington and Scarborough. The Celts also knocked Chester out of the FA Trophy on penalties earlier this season.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the fixture.

KICK OFF

3pm.

ADDRESS

Deva Stadium, Bumper’s Ln, Sealand Industrial Estate, Chester CH1 4LT.

ADMISSION PRICES

  • Adults: £17
  • Concessions: £14
  • 18-21yo: £12
  • 12-17yo: £3
  • Under 12s: £0

Supporters can purchase tickets by clicking here.

Segregation is in place at the Deva Stadium, and away supporters will be housed in the West Stand in blocks M, L, K and J.

CAR PARKING

Car parking at the Deva Stadium will exclusively be for sponsors, club guests and car park season pass holders during the 2022-23 season.

SUPPORTERS’ CLUB COACH TRAVEL

There are several spaces remaining on the supporters coach for this fixture.

To book your place, get in touch with John Stubbs on 07904187327.

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