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Match Preview :- Farsley Celtic - Saturday September 27th, 2008 (15:00:00)
Celtic?s next opponents are Farsley Celtic in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round. Farsley are currently sixteenth in the table on nine points, nine points and twelve placed behind Celtic in the table, having won twice all season. There will be a live match centre for this game.

We have drawn Farsley in the FA Cup before, back in 1999, when we beat them 4-2 at Bower Fold. In other meetings, Farsley?s march through the Conference North in the 06/07 season saw them beat us 2-0 at Bower Fold, but we held them to a 1-1 draw at the Throstles Nest. The most recent meeting between the two teams was earlier this month when we beat them 3-2 with a last minute Andy Smart goal. In other games, Farsley have not won since they beat Blyth on the 25th August, losing their last game away at Solihull Moors 2-1.

Farsley?s two wins this season both came at home, beating Blyth and Fleetwood. On the road, they have managed to hold Gainsborough and Burscough to goalless draws, which are their only two clean sheets this season. Their major goal threat is Andy Campbell, who has six goals so far this season, with James Walshaw right behind him on five goals. With nine of their fourteen goals in the second half, this period is their most dangerous, whilst their goals conceded is split fairly evenly between the two halves, though they are particularly vulnerable before the interval and the final whistle.

Farsley have recently signed Scott Gardner (a right back) on loan from Leeds United, but have released Simeon Bambrook and Celtic favourite Georges Santos, whilst their Steve Torpey has also been released to join North Ferriby United. Otherwise, they have a full squad to choose from.

Their last team (in the 2-1 defeat at Solihull) was:
1. Curtis Aspden
2. Stephen Downes
3. Chris Stabb
4. James Knowles
5. Mark Jackson
6. Tom Penford
7. Scott Gardner
8. Dom Krief
9. Matty James
10. James Walshaw
11. Rory Prendergast

Celtic?s last game was the 1-0 win away at Alsager, but as this was a Cheshire Senior Cup match, the team would not reflect the likely line up against Farsley. Instead, the line up in the 1-0 away win at Hinckley United on Saturday was:
1. Paul Phillips
2. Ashley Woolliscroft
3. Rhys Meynell
4. Tom Sharpe
5. Andy Smart
6. Paul Sykes
7. Steve Torpey
8. Keith Briggs
9. Lee Ellington
10. Matty Barlow
11. Chris Williams

Terry Barwick will be available for selection again on Saturday having now served his three match ban, and Celtic came through the County Cup match largely unscathed.

The automated prediction algorithm thinks that Farsley?s on the road misery will continue with a 2-1 win for Stalybridge Celtic, although in the FA Cup league form goes out of the window.
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