Lions look to maintain play-off berth

By Tom Feaheny

Guiseley host Colwyn Bay this Saturday and know a win will keep them in the play-off places going into the final two games of the campaign.

The Lions have enjoyed a fine run over the past few months and, after seeing their unbeaten run come to an end last Saturday at Hednesford, got back to winning ways by defeating Harrogate Town at Nethermoor on Tuesday.

Both Jake Lawlor and Adam Boyes were on target and the result meant Guiseley moved ahead of Boston United and back into the play-off places.

Colwyn Bay are currently 10th in the Skrill North and are safe from relegation but cannot get into the play-offs.

The last time these two sides faced each other was during the early part of the season when Guiseley were pegged back from two goals ahead after Danny Ellis and Craig Hobson had scored.

The draw came under former boss Steve Kittrick and his successor Mark Bower knows Saturday’s opposition will pose a threat.

“They played Telford last week and were very unlucky to lose by the odd goal, it will be a very difficult game,” he said.

Midfielder Danny Forrest agreed, adding: “They will be coming here to be professional and give it a good go, but if we keep this form we will be alright.”

Saturday’s match sponsors are Austhorpe Signs

Longstanding Guiseley AFC supporter Tom Harvey will be hosting a bucket collection during the game. He is collecting for Camp Puzzle Peace which helps children who suffer with autism.

Image courtesy of Alex Daniel