The seven-mile derby between Bradford (Park Avenue) and Farsley Celtic locking horns in the FA Trophy
This weekend The Avenue welcome their West Yorkshire rivals to the Horsfall Stadium as they battle it out for a place in the third round of the FA Trophy.
Farsley Celtic come into the game on the back of a 4-0 defeat to playoff contenders Southport and currently find themselves languishing in the relegation zone one place below Bradford (Park Avenue) separated only by goal difference. By contrast, Avenue are enjoying the warm afterglow of their very satisfactory 0-0 draw at Alfreton.
But this weekend is all about the FA Trophy and what that will mean to both sides. Getting one over your rivals is sweet enough but to dump them out of a cup competition is a special sort of feeling, as both sets of fans would agree.
Last time these two met it was a narrow victory for The Avenue. Saturday’s match will be the first of three encounters this season. Drawing first blood will be hugely important ahead of the fixtures on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Local bragging rights are at stake. Expect a feisty affair this weekend when Farsley make the seven mile journey to the Horsfall Stadium.
FA Trophy Admission prices – Tickets are purchased on the gate. Card/Cash is taken at the Cemetery Road turnstiles, and the Park Road turnstiles are CASH ONLY