Devastated Lions Prepare For Replay

The Lions prepare for the visit of Cleethorpes Town on Tuesday night after a 2-2 draw at The Linden Club on Saturday, kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Admission has been reduced to just £10 for adults, £5 for concessions (65+ and U18’s) and £1 for U11’s, season tickets are not valid for this fixture.

Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie ended level despite the hosts being 2-0 down until the 84th minute but Town struck twice to force a game at Nethermoor for a place in the fourth qualifying round.

Guiseley return to home soil for the first time since the 3-0 win over FC United of Manchester, since then a 4-0 win at Staveley in the Emirates FA Cup and a 4-2 defeat at York was picked up on the road before Saturday’s tie at Cleethorpes.

Joint First Team Manager Russ O’Neill was frustrated after Saturday’s draw “We’re absolutely devastated, they feel like they’ve won the tie and we feel like we’ve lost it. We will just fight another day with Tuesday to go to.”

“With seven or eight minutes to go we’re 2-0 up but similar things to York last week, we play well and then when you have to stand up and be strong they change their shape and hit things more direct on us they get their reward. We go again on Tuesday, hopefully we get through.”

Speaking of Cleethorpes fight back “We just expect lads to manage the game and do things at the right times, we didn’t do that and invited pressure on ourselves. Fair play to them, we need to learn lessons from that.”

When asked about Scott Smith’s performance O’Neill said “He goes out and leaves nothing on the pitch, we have to carry him off the pitch every time he plays. He has done really well again, he has affected the scoreline so fair play to him.”

No substitutions were introduced on Saturday and Russ explained “We just thought we were so comfortable, we looked like opening them up we were in total control. It is difficult to throw someone on at 2-1 or 2-2 so we just thought we’d let the lads ride it through.”

“We go again on Tuesday, we need to put the wrongs right, I am looking forward to it.”

The 50/50 Matchday Draw will return on Tuesday night with tickets available for just £1, remember the more you buy the higher the prize, find out more here.