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Preview: Colne FC vs Farsley Celtic (31/07/2021)

This weekend sees Farsley Celtic head back on the road, with a trip to Northern Premier League Division One West side Colne.

For those wishing to attend, tickets must be purchased in advance, which you can do so HERE.

Farsley Celtic:
Tuesday saw a step up in competition for the Celts with National League side FC Halifax Town’s visit to the Citadel, but a positive 0-0 draw ensured the unbeaten start to pre-season continued.

Alongside the performance and result, positives also came in the return to action of James Hanson and Chris Atkinson for the first time this summer, playing 45 minutes and 75 minutes respectively.

Looking ahead to Saturday, Adam Lakeland is hopeful that Jimmy Spencer could return to partner James Hanson for the first time, but if he is not quite ready then Tuesday’s trip to Brighouse Town may be earmarked for his return.

Colne FC:
Last season’s NPL Division One North West table-toppers Colne have made a successful start to pre-season, recording victories in each of their first three fixtures.

Their preparations for the 2021/22 campaign kicked off with a 3-2 victory over Burnley United, before Nathan Rooney’s side went on to defeat Hyde United (1-0) and Barnoldswick Town (5-0).

The Reds have made three permanent additions to the squad ahead of the new season, with Oli Roberts joining from Trafford, Paul Dugdale from Ramsbottom United, and Anthony Williams from Stalybridge Celtic. All three have featured for Colne throughout pre-season.

Match information:
Venue: Holt House, BB9 9SF
Kick-off: 3pm
Tickets: https://www.colnefootballclub.com/events/colne-f-c-vs-farsley-celtic-f-c

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