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Preview: Farsley Celtic vs Chester FC (21/08/2021)

This weekend’s visit of Chester sees us welcome back supporters to a competitive fixture at the Citadel for the first time in 532 days.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are available to purchase online and are at a discounted rate compared to our on the gate prices. Get yours HERE.

Season tickets are also still available to be purchased HERE.

Form guide:
Farsley Celtic – The Celts got the new season off to a perfect start last weekend, with a 1-0 win away at Hereford. Luke Parkin’s second-half strike proved to be enough to secure all three points, whilst debutant Tom Donaghy also had a big say in the result, saving a penalty with 15 minutes remaining.

Last five games: W

Chester – Chester have yet to get their campaign underway after a COVID-19 outbreak forced their opening game against Curzon Ashton to be postponed. As a result, the Seals have been out of action since August 7, when their busy pre-season schedule came to a close with a 3-2 defeat to Nantwich Town.

Last five games: N/A

Team news:
Farsley Celtic – Adam Clayton is set to return after missing the opening day victory over Hereford, however, the Celts will be without Dave Syers who is suspended following his dismissal last weekend.

Chester – As a result of their COVID-19 outbreak, the Chester squad have been in isolation over the past week, and are expected to return to training on Thursday evening.

Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley have added to their squad this week with left-back Josh Askew joining on a short-term deal, and, subject to clearance, he will be available on Saturday.

Last meeting:
Farsley Celtic 2-2 Chester (Tuesday 24th November 2020)
When the two sides met last season behind closed doors, the few that were in the ground were treated to an entertaining affair at the Citadel.

George Glendon had the visitors in front within five minutes, but the Celts were soon level as Will Hayhurst fired home a spectacular effort from 25-yards out.

Jimmy Spencer then had Farsley in front after he tapped home Paddy Lane’s low cross, however this time it was Chester who responded, Paddy Lacey nodding the Seals level.

Farsley came closest to snatching all three points when Spencer rattled the crossbar midway through the second half, but, in the end, neither side were able to find the crucial third.

Match information:
Venue: The Citadel, LS28 5BE
Kick-off: 3pm
Tickets: https://farsleyceltic.co.uk/tc-events/chester-fc/

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