FARSLEY Celtic’s only prize for finishing as runners-up in Evo-Stik Division One North is home advantage in tonight’s sudden-death play- off semi-final against Colne.

The Celts were the division’s leading scorers, reaching three figures with Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Kendal Town, had the best goal difference and had the fewest defeats of any of the clubs that finished in the top five.

Crucially, however, they ended the campaign one point worse off than title winners Lancaster City.

The Dolly Blues can head for the beach now, while the Celts face two must-win games if they are to earn promotion.

Their quest begins with their 61st game of a positive but draining season.

Colne finished in the last play-off place, two points better off than sixth- placed Trafford but a massive 12 points behind The Celts.

The Lancashire club are seeking a second consecutive promotion after winning the Hallmark Security League Premier Division title last term.

They were held to a goalless draw at home by Droylsden at the weekend but are in good form after losing just one of their six games in April, and one of their four victories this month was by 2-1 at Lancaster City.

Farsley striker Lamin Colley should be back in contention after missing the Kendal game, and leading scorer James Walshaw is available.

The other semi-final is former Guiseley boss Steve Kittrick’s Scarborough Athletic hosting another of his former clubs, Ossett Town.

The Hallmark Security League’s season is still underway, and Silsden travel to Ashton Town in Division One.

It is the last road trip of the campaign for Danny Forrest’s men as they travel to already-relegated basement outfit Ashton, who were beaten 4-1 at home by Chadderton at the weekend.

The mid-table Cobbydalers are two points behind Stockport Town, who leapfrogged them on Saturday, lifting themselves into the top ten.

Forrest set his sights on a tenth-placed finish at least when he took over at the start of November, and has two games remaining to regain it.