Premier Preview: Farsley visit play-off chasing Hyde

By James Gordon

Farsley Celtic are on their travels this weekend as they visit Greater Manchester to take on playoff-chasing Hyde United.

The eighth-placed Tigers are currently nine points adrift of the play-offs but have won three of their last four games. With this in mind, Adam Lakeland’s Farsley will know that it will be no mean feat escaping Ewen Fields with all three points.

One point currently separates Celtic and table-toppers Warrington Town. The in-form Yellows host struggling Stafford Rangers this weekend and will look to extend their superb run of just one defeat in their last 18 games.

South Shields currently occupy third spot and they can scarcely afford to drop many more points as they try and bridge the seven-point gap to the sides above them.

Having hit the woodwork three times and being denied by an inspired Theo Roberts in the Buxton goal last weekend, the Mariners go out in search of a second win in six as they visit Mickleover Sports.

Scarborough have the chance to go within one point of the play-offs this weekend as they head to the Marine Travel Arena to take on Marine, whereas Buxton can potentially leapfrog the Seadogs with victory over Basford United, who appointed striker Liam Hearn as interim manager earlier in the week.

Elsewhere, Bamber Bridge can ease their relegation fears when they host a Whitby side with just one defeat in their last four games, while a rejuvenated Witton Albion outfit host Grantham Town.

The final game of the round is a real relegation six-pointer, with bottom-of-the-league North Ferriby travelling to Borough Park to take on an AFC Workington side on a three-game losing run.

Words by James Messenger

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