Date: Saturday 15th August, 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3:00pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Bower Fold, Stalybridge\r\n\r\nGloucester City travel to Stalybridge Celtic tomorrow afternoon as they look to avenge Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat away to Corby Town.\r\n\r\nThe last time the two teams met was towards the back end of last season when the Tigers and Celtic were both involved in a relegation scrap. Celtic won the match 2-1 despite City taking an early lead through Harry White.\r\n\r\nStalybridge Celtic were formed in 1909. In 1921 Stalybridge Celtic became a founder member of the Football League’s Third Division North. But after only two seasons in the new league, they became the first club to leave the new division.\r\n\r\nIn 2002, the club had one of the best seasons in its history, achieving a treble of the Cheshire Senior Cup, the Presidents Cup and the Northern Premier League Premier Division, thus being promoted back to the Football Conference (though they were relegated after only one season).\r\n\r\nThe 2007–08 season was one of the best in recent times; after finishing 18th the previous year, a third-place finish in the league meant a promotion opportunity to the Conference National was presented via the play-offs.\r\n\r\nAfter reaching the final, Stalybridge were denied after a 1–0 defeat to Barrow. The club continued to finish around mid-table in the next three seasons.\r\n\r\nIn the 2011–12 season, they were a huge contender for a promotion place as late as February before a poor set of results saw their hopes slip away towards the end of the season, finishing sixth in total, just below the last playoff place.\r\n\r\nStalybridge currently sit in 16th place in the National League North table, after picking up their first point of the season at home to Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday night. City are currently 10th.\r\n\r\nTeam news:\r\n\r\nMat Liddiard and Sam Avery both required stitches on Wednesday night at Corby but both will be fine to play tomorrow.\r\n\r\nMike Green has returned from his family commitments and will be available for selection tomorrow afternoon.\r\n\r\nMeanwhile Chris Knowles will begin heavier training next week as he looks to regain fitness after an injury that has kept him out of pre-season.
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