March 21st 2004
|HISTORIC CELTS HEAD UPWARDS!|
Farsley Celtic's fine run of form continued on Saturday with a 1-0
victory at Lincoln United to consolidate their second placed position
in the Unibond League First Division.
It's the highest position the Celts have ever attained in their 96 year history and they'll have the chance to go one better on Tuesday night as third placed Matlock Town visit Thostle Nest for what is arguably the club's biggest game of the season.
Should Farsley grab the elusive top spot, currently filled by Hyde United, then they'll be within a play-off of reaching the new Conference North division which would effectively see the club jump up two leagues.
Andy Watson struck the winner on the stroke of half-time finishing well after a clever lob by Mick Midwood outwitted the Lincoln defence.
The Celts battled well and deserved the points in tricky windy conditions according to boss Lee Sinnott: "We edged it and were the better side for long periods despite the conditions. We certainly didn't deserve to lose.
"We've now come through three tough games with maximum points and now face another big test on Tuesday at Throstle Nest.
"Bamber Bridge was our biggest game of the season and then the Lincoln match assumed that mantle. Now we've got to go out and do it all over again against Matlock.
"You only have to look at the table to see how tight it is at the top with Hyde United ahead by 3 points and just 1 goal difference but we have a game in hand and the Cheshire side face a tough match at Ossett on Tuesday.
"As I've been saying all season we have to guard against complacency and strive for that top spot. It really is winner takes all this season potentially and no one remembers second position.
"But now we need the people of Farsley and West Leeds to really get behind the lads and with three consecutive home games against Matlock and then Kidsgrove next Saturday before facing Workington on Thursday 1st April," added Lee.
Celts Chairman Andy Firbank concured: "This is as good as it's ever been for Farsley Celtic AFC and now the club is on the cusp of real progress on the pitch as well as off it.
"We need our supporters to turn out in strength over the next three games and really give the team a lift," added Andy.
The Celts crucial forthcoming games are:
Tuesday 23rd March - Matlock Town (home 3pm)
Saturday 27th March - Kidsgrove Athletic (home 3pm)
Thursday 1st April - Workington (home 7.45pm)
Saturday 3rd April - Prescot Cables (away 3pm)
Saturday 10th April - Bishop Auckland (home 3pm)
Monday 12th April - Guiseley (away 3pm)
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