Farsley Celtic boss Adam Lakeland targets victory at Alfreton Town

Farsley Celtic will look to continue last week’s significant upturn in form with victory at Alfreton Town this afternoon.

Saturday, 14th November 2020, 5:45 am
Farsley Celtic manager Adam Lakeland. Picture: Steve Riding.

The Citadel outfit grabbed their first win of the National League North season in their previous home outing against Gateshead last weekend with a last-gasp winner, and they looked set to make it back-to-back victories on Tuesday at Blyth Spartans. But a stoppage-time equaliser halted the Celts in their tracks.

Farsley will be looking to continue their good form as they travel to an out-of-sorts Alfreton side who have not won in their last three league outings.

Having finished two league places above the North Street club last season, a win for Celtic would take them within touching distance of the play-off spots and boss Adam Lakeland is confident about a result given his side’s recent form.

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Tyler Walton shoots for Farsley Celtic against Gateshead. Picture: Steve Riding.

“Putting points on the board and grabbing that first win against Gateshead has helped with the team’s confidence,” he said.

“I think that was shown in the Blyth game where we played some brilliant football and looked like a team who was surging in confidence after our difficult start.

“The lads are experienced, they know there are ups and downs, so we are pleased to get points but also disappointed it hasn’t been more and we’ll look to rectify that on Saturday.”

Aware of Alfreton’s current slump, Lakeland believes his side have shown real character over the last fortnight and knows his players have what it takes to come back from Derbyshire with all three points.

Carl Johnston of Farsley Celtic is held back by Gateshead's Jack Hunter last weekend. Picture: Steve Riding.

“We want to go there and win,” he added. “It is also a tough place to go, Billy [Heath] always has a hard, physical team to beat and Alfreton always pose a threat.

“It will be difficult, but we have a good record there. We beat them a couple of years ago in the cup when we were in the division below and played fantastically there last season so we know we are more than capable.”

Meanwhile, Guiseley AFC are still fixtureless as their scheduled game against Chester FC today was postponed following a bout of Covid-19 at the Cheshire-based club. They aim to return to action on Tuesday with a home fixture against Darlington.

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