Farsley Celtic v Darlington

Saturday 3rd August 2019, 3pm
Vanarama National League North


The Citadel, Newlands, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS28 5BE
Tel: 0113 2557292 Twitter: @Farsleyafc

History: Farsley AFC was founded in 2010, out of the demise of the old Farsley Celtic and Farsley club, which had existed since 1948. The club's highlight in the old days was an FA Cup First Round tie in 1974, played before 11,000 at Elland Road against Tranmere. The 2006 and 2007 seasons saw promotions which took them to the Conference, before relegation and financial problems leading to administration in 2009. The re-formed club started in the NCEL Premier Division for their first season, which ended with a league and cup double. Darlo last played Farsley in the Evostik Division 1 in 2014. The club re-adopted the Celtic name in 2015 and has a terrific reach into the community with boys, girls and deaf football teams.
Capacity: 3,900 (500 seats)
Record crowd: 399 v Garforth Town, Jan 2011
Last season: 1st (Northern League Premier)
Biggest win: 8–0 v Arnold Town, Feb 2011
Biggest defeat: 1-5 v Burscough, Dec 2012
Honours: NCEL Premier champions 2010–11; NCE FL League Cup champions 2010–11, Northern League 1 play-off winners 2016/17; Northern Premier champions 2018/19.
Nickname: The Celts, The Villagers
Colours: Green
Manager: Adam Lakeland
Chairman: Paul Barthorpe

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Ticket prices (2019/20):

The prices are still very reasonable: Adults £10; concessions £6 and under 13s and service personnel are free.


From the North (68 miles from Darlington, approx 1hr 25 mins): Leave the A1(M) at junction 45, then at Grange Moor roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A659 (signposted Otley, Wetherby A168). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A659 (signposted Otley) A659 then at the T-junction turn left onto the A58 (signposted Leeds) and then follow the A6120. Farsley is between Leeds and Bradford, a mile from the junction of the Leeds Outer Ring Road (A6110) and the A647 towards Bradford.

At the junction, take the B6157 towards Leeds, passing the police station on the left hand side. At New Street ( the junction with Go Outdoors on the corner) take a left turn. The Newlands stadium is approximately 300 yards on the right. The Throstle Nest is situated at the end of Newlands with a large car park area for around 120 cars; some parking available outside the ground.

Darlo fans at Farsley in 2014

Darlington FC Supporters' Club
Coach £tbc Contact: Darlington FC Supporters Club, 01325 243911 Payment for each coach trip must be either paid for in full before travel, or a 50% non-refundable deposit paid in advance. Anyone wishing to travel on the coaches must join before the day of travel. Membership £5 per season.

New Phoenix Cars 0113 257 8800
Pudsey Central 0113 255 5888
GEO Cars 0113 255 9999
Jam Jars 0113 263 0065

New Pudsey station, on the Cross Pennine Line, is a 10 minute walk from the Throstle Nest. Follow the station road to the junction and turn right. Pass the police station on the left and at New Street ( the junction with Go Outdoors on the corner) take a left turn. The Newlands stadium is approximately 300 yards on the right. The Throstle Nest is situated at the end of Newlands. Trains leave Leeds and Bradford approximately every 15 minutes.

For more details, go to National Rail Planner

There are service buses - From Leeds/Bradford: 508, 72, X11 stopping at "Go Outdoors" on Stannigley Road, or the 16 16A via Bramley.


The official Farsley Celtic website has information about the club and stadium.

Farsley community website

Places to stay:



Nearest the ground:

The Village Wine Bar, 22-26 Town Street, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5LD
Serving food from 12 noon, some draught beers and lagers. Half a mile from the ground.

At the ground:

There is a clubhouse, which last time was open to away supporters - it can hold about 200 people across both rooms. There is just the normal lager, bitter and ciders, with a food bar selling warm food with hot drinks. The ground and bar will open form 12 noon.

Pudsey (2 miles):

Fleece, 100 Fartown, Pudsey LS28 8LU
This is a popular real ale pub, south of the ground, with Taylor's beers and two changing guest ales. Opens at 12pm.


Plenty of choice to whet the whistle:

Whitelocks, Briggate, Leeds LS1 6HB
Atmospheric alleyway pub with six regular beers, plus guest. DAFTS recommended

White Swan, Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW
Part of the City Varieties, 12 handpumps.

Scarborough Hotel Bishopsgate Street Leeds LS1 5DY
Casque marque ales and food; a good (usually!) range of beers on offer at The Scabby Tabs. Opposite station, exit via main entrance and walk down staircase on far side of bus stances outside front of station.

The Brewery Tap, 18-24 New Station St Leeds LS1 5DL
New-ish two-storey bar set up as the “tap” for the Leeds Brewery. Exit station through main entrance and turn right along New Station Street. Pub is on left after turning corner. Leeds Brewery ales plus regular guests. DAFTS recommended

The Friends of Ham, 4 New Station Street Leeds LS1 5DL
An extensive real ale choice and food - the place to go in Leeds for beer, open from 12 noon. DAFTS recommended

Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, 43 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB
A sister pub to Brigantes (York) and the same lines it serves real ale and food, including a deli counter for "grazers".


There is a food bar which sells warm food with hot drinks.