CONSISTENCY is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for New Farnley, says captain Lee Goddard.

The side were touted by many to be pushing for the title in the top flight of the Bradford Premier League.

But, New Farnley - who have pumped in significant investment - have struggled to get started this season and sit in ninth with just two wins.

Goddard said inconsistency has been an issue and that he doesn’t feel the season has really got going.

They lost last time out to Farsley and the captain said it was massively disappointing.

He added: “We just didn’t play their spinners very well and it sums up our season.

“Our bowling is good and batting is letting us down, or vice versa.

“Saturday was a good example of that.

“We can look back on the games and pick out moments.

“We’ve fallen 30 runs short and you think of where you could have made it up and this, that and the other.

“Take nothing away from Farsley though.”

Goddard’s men host Methley tomorrow, who themselves have been struggling.

The bottom-placed side have not won a game all season, but captain Jarred Warner said the table doesn’t tell the full tale.

He said: “It’s hard to put my finger on one thing really.

“We’ve been in the majority of the games we’ve played in.

“It’s just those key moments.

“On Saturday, we were 150-3 (against Lightcliffe. Then they got a team hat-trick.

“The little key moments like that throughout the season are important.

“Then we’ve had no one get 100 for example - they’re the two key reasons.

“We’re not far away from a win.”

New Farnley might be forgiven for seeing Methley as the perfect opponent to avert their own slump.

But Goddard is taking nothing for granted and knows there’s no easy games in the Bradford League.

He said: “Absolutely they can put a performance in.

“Their Yorkshire lads, if they can play, makes them much stronger.

“We just focus on ourselves.

“The team spirit as well is fantastic and is probably the best since I’ve been here.

“We just got to find that consistency, we’re not far off.

“If we start a run of games, we’ll fly up that table.

“I’m not overly happy with our game, but am I concerned? Not necessarily, we just need to get consistent.”

Warner is also in strong spirits for the match and says a win must come sooner rather than later.

He added: “We’re within touching distance and there’s more pressure on them to get a win.

“I’m confident we can and if we get our first win, we can go on a roll.”