Lions face Avenue cup test

Guiseley take a break from the Skrill North this Saturday as they host local rivals Bradford Park Avenue in the FA Cup (KO 3pm).

Manager Mark Bower is still searching for his first victory since taking over from Steve Kittrick, with the Lions yet to record a win in their last five league outings.

However, defender Rhys Meynell is looking to gain revenge over Bradford PA when the two sides meet again this weekend after the visitors recorded a 2-0 victory last Tuesday.

He said: “We did not deserve to lose to Bradford Park Avenue even when we had ten men. We owe them one.”

The home side have recorded five wins in the last nine meetings with their neighbours, with the visitors taking the spoils on three occasions and drawing just once.

John Deacey’s men are unbeaten in their last eight games but Bower believes his Lions side have what it takes to progress on Saturday.

“We played well that day but got nothing because everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Even when we went down to ten men it was still a good performance,” he told The Telegraph and Argus.

“If we can keep 11 players on the pitch and take our chances, be clinical, I think we have every chance of turning that last result around.”

By Micky Ruddle