Farsley Celtic skipper looks ahead to Rushall Olympic tie


Chris Atkinson celebrates his goal. Photo: John McEvoy

Skipper Chris Atkinson is looking forward to The Celts entertaining Rushall Olympic at The Citadel tomorrow (Tuesday) – but has warned it won’t be an easy game.

The Celts go into the game in 13th place, after a dramatic late win against Blyth Spartans last Tuesday and another clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at King’s Lynn. Visitors Rushall sank into the bottom four, following a 4-0 reverse at Peterborough Sports.

“It’s been a very positive week for us,” Chris said. “I thought against Blyth overall it was a good performance.

“We thought it was going to be a 0-0 draw, then Lewis Turner came up with a stoppage-time winner. It was really pleasing for Lewis. He’s had a difficult season with his ankle injury, he’s worked really hard off the pitch to get back as soon as he can for us and since he’s come back I think he’s been outstanding in every game.”

Chris said 0-0 in West Norfolk was ‘another good point’ and a fair result against the full-time outfit.

Looking ahead to the Rushall game, he added: “It will be another tough one as Rushall are another team fighting for the lives. We just need to focus on ourselves and keep the performance levels high.

“We are coming off the back of a very strong week with positive results. We will be looking to continue the good form!”

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