Lions’ season goes to the wire

By Tom Feaheny

Guiseley host Gloucester City this Saturday at 3 pm in what will be a defining game in the Lions’ season.

Mark Bower’s men enter their final scheduled game knowing a point will guarantee their place in the play-offs.

However, they will also be aware of the threat from Boston United, who sit three points behind with a superior goal difference before their trip to take on Worcester City at Aggborough.

Bower will be keen for an improvement on the showing that earned a point away at Workington on Bank Holiday Monday with Adam Boyes continuing his goalscoring run as he put Guiseley back on terms.

Opponents Gloucester sit 17th after picking up a number of important results since the beginning of March to banish any relegation fears.

The last time the Lions faced Gloucester was at the end of August when a Michael Potts strike in the first half was cancelled out by Darren Edwards’ penalty.

Bower is keen to ensure his side are as prepared as possible as they look to cap off what has been a rollercoaster season.

“We’ll prepare properly for the game and we’ll know as much as we can do about Gloucester”, he said.

“We have got to put in a real performance to finish off the season, it’s never easy and we will make sure the players know that and that we are all guns firing come 3 pm.”

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