Non-League: Farsley fired up for cup final after diappointing league run-in

Farsley manager Neil Parsley.
Farsley manager Neil Parsley.
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FARSLEY AFC are seeking to put a desperately disappointing end to the league season behind them tonight when they face Warrington Town in the Doodson Sports Cup final.

The Villagers ended the EvoSitk North campaign with a whimper on the back of an eight-match winless streak.

The only salvation has come in the form of a run to the cup final, which sees them stride out at Stockport County FC tonight (7.45pm).

Farsley do have selection problems this evening, with defender Matt Dempsey set to miss the showpiece with a knee problem.

Dempsey came on in the final 20 minutes of Saturday’s clash at Bamber Bridge, but, following the game, he reported discomfort in the knee he injured two weeks ago at Prescot.

He is rated as ‘very unlikely’ for the clash.

It is a further blow to Neil Parsley’s and Mark Jackson’s preparation for the game with the managerial duo already without top scorer Adam Priestley with a strained hamstring.

Parsley should be able to call on the services of both Alex McQuade and Spencer Harris for the final, despite the latter having his own injury problems of late.

Left-back Ryan Serrant gave the squad a boost by playing the full 90 minutes of Saturday’s final-day defeat at Bamber Bridge.

Farsley booked their place in the final with a 2-1 win at Ramsbottom United earlier this month, thanks to goals from Josh Grant and Robbie O’Brien.

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