PREVIEW | Farsley Focus

Southport will be looking to continue their solid start to the season when they visit newly-promoted Farsley Celtic on Tuesay night.

After kicking off the season with two goalless draws, Liam Watson’s side got their first victory as they put three past Guiseley at the weekend.

Meanwhile opponents Farsley have experienced a mixed start to the new campaign, winning one, drawing one and losing one.

Their only victory came on the opening day of the season, as they overcame Darlington 3-1 at The Citadel.

A 0-0 against stalemate promotion favourties against York City and a 2-1 defeat to Chester followed, both away from home, leaving Adam Lakeland’s side looking to return to winning ways as they return home.

The Celt Army are used to winning, after gaining promotion as champions from the Northern Premier League, beating South Shields to top spot by three points.

An important player for Lakeland’s side last season was Jimmy Spencer, who scored 20 times.

The striker has already grabbed his first Vanarama National League North goal, scoring Farsley’s third against Darlo in the first game.

Nathan Cartman and Hayhurst, who both bagged 13 goals last season, have also scored one each in the opening three games.

This season sees the Celt Army back in the sixth tier of English football since they reformed  in 2010.

During their climb up the leagues,the club has become used to success and will want to continue their progress and focus on the positives to the start of this season.

Despite being in different divisions last term, Watson’s side did visit Farsley in the FA Cup, coming away 3-0 winners.

The travelling Port fans will want to see a similar display, as they look to ensure their unbeaten start will continue.

Written by Amos Wynn

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