Yes, Farsley Celtic are doing the rounds. But they’re not the same club as the one that we played in the Blue Square Premier. After hitting those heights and rocking up at the top of the non-league tree for the 2007-8 season, the Villagers tumbled. It nearly came to a head when the Conference North expelled them due to cash issues before the 2009-10 season.
They were let back in. But the repreive would only be a short one. In fact, very short. With the issues still there, the Villagers crashed into administration in March 2010. And, again, they were kicked out. This time, it was for good; the old club disbanded on 10 March. The closure of the former Farsley Celtic did, however, see a new club rising in its wake. At first, the club called itself Farsley AFC. But they’re now known as Celtic again.
As of summer 2020, they’d make it back up the ladder as far as National League North. Is a future meeting on the cards? It’s a bit wishful at this stage – but you never know.