21/22 On The Road: Alfreton Town

Benjamin Goldie previews The Lions’ final trip of the season and our first visit to Alfreton in nearly four years with it all to play for on the last day.

Previous Meetings

Last time The Lions and Alfreton met was mid-way through the season on 25th January and saw a strapping Guiseley victory with the score line ending 3-2 in the Lions’ favour. The game saw Nethermoor’s first league win since October.

The game saw Dom Tear struck two goals on his home debut and a 85th minute winner from Lebrun Mbeka to secure the three points. This game saw a fine display from the whole team, many fans will be hoping for Saturday’s performance to be a replica of this match.

The Lions’ Form Book

The final home game of the season on Monday saw hope restored of The Lions securing another season in the Vanarama National League North with a 1-0 victory over Spennymoor Town.

An 84th minute winner from Kaine Felix filled Nethermoor with celebration, the fans went crazy as they were full of optimism that they can survive.

A Look at Alfreton Town

Alfreton currently sit ninth in the league on 58 points, only one place above Guiseley’s previous opponents Spennymoor.

Alfreton’s last match saw them lose to a seventh placed Kettering Town by 1-0 with their nine game unbeaten run come to an end.

It is important to note that Alfreton could secure a place in the play offs with a win on Saturday.

This match will see two sides who have a lot to gain from a victory clash heads in the hopes of the three points and should be a great game for the fans.

They also name former Lions Milan Butterfield, Dayle Southwell and Conor Branson in their squad.

The Importance of This Match

This match holds great importance for Guiseley’s survival in the league as they currently sit bottom of the table in 22nd but are effectively two points away from being safe. A decisive victory is required for a future in the Vanarama National League North.

Although a win could put The Lions in a great position, AFC Telford United and Farsley Celtic will both be fighting for survival knowing three points for them would secure another season in non league’s second tier.

Telford host York City at Bucks Head as Farsley welcome Boston United to The Citadel.

There is a chance for The Lions and all their supporters will be hoping all the results go in their favour on the day.

Ahead of the game Caretaker Assistant Manager Luke Potter said: “We have just got to go there and be brave and positive but also stay in the game at the same time. We have watched them and they are a very good side and could sneak in the play offs but we have took it to the final day which is what we aimed for.”

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