22/23 Match Preview: Liversedge

The Lions will look to end the season on a high, as they face Liversedge in the penultimate game and the last match at Nethermoor this campaign in a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, writes Harry Ware.

Match sponsored by:  SB Plumbing and Building

Tickets will be on sale on the day at the turnstiles with payment by cash or card. Turnstile 1 will accept card payments only and all other turnstiles will be cash only.

It is also cash payments only inside the ground for programmes and 50/50 cash draw tickets. Food and drink from The Lions’ Diner and clubhouse food servery can be paid for by cash or card and the clubhouse accepts and prefers payment by card.

Unaccompanied U21s must have a season ticket or youth membership to attend the game following recent changes to our Ground Regulations, these can be purchased online now. Entry for U21s is via turnstiles 1 and 2 only.

Tickets are priced at £12 adults, £8 concessions/students/registered disabled, U18’s £5 and accompanied U11’s £1.

Attending the match will be a number of former players including Simon Parke, Lee Elam, Colin Hogarth and Gordon Rayner to remember former Reserve team manager Brett Ferriday who passed away last year.

Following the final whistle the 2022/23 Craig Shearstone Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club Player of the Season will be revealed on the pitch.

Previous Meetings

Saturday’s opponents came out on top in the reverse fixture at Clayborn.

Joe Walton bagged a brace to put Liversedge ahead twice in the game, after Jake Cassidy equalised for the Lions.

That was the only time in recent history that the two sides have met, with Paul Phillips hoping his side can level the head-to-head record on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions’ Form Book

Despite a 1-1 draw last time at Nethermoor, the Lions could not build on it on Easter Monday after falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Atherton Collieries.

Scott Bakkor’s effort in the closing stages was not enough to take anything away from the Skuna Stadium, after Adam Rooney and Jay Fitzmartin gave Atherton a two-goal advantage.

It means the Lions remain with just one win from ten games and have picked up just one point from their last five.

However, with Phillips’ side back at Nethermoor on Saturday afternoon, he will be hoping for a positive result in the final game at home this season.

A Look At Liversedge

Every game is a must win for relegation threatened Liversedge, who sit in 21st place in the Northern Premier Division and are six points off safety.

With those above them picking up results of late, three big performances are needed from Jonathan Rimmington’s side.

They come into this game on the back of a 4-0 defeat away to play-off chasing Gainsborough Trinity and will need to improve if they are to stay in division.

Liversedge have not scored many this season. However, they will be relying on top scorer Nathan Cartman if they are to stay in the league. With 10 goals to his name, he will be hoping to add to that against Guiseley in their bid to avoid the drop.

A Look At The Lions

The Lions will be without Lewis Whitham, Jake Cassidy and Andy Kellett for the final home game of the season.

Paul Phillips is likely to have Ross Daly back available following his introduction from the bench at Atherton.

Lewis Hey started the Bank Holiday Monday trip to the Skuna Stadium and could be in line for successive selections but Benni Smales-Braithwaite will miss out as he serves the last of his three game suspension.

What Are They Saying?

Speaking after the 2-1 defeat at Atherton Collieries on Monday, Phillips emphasized the need to improve after another defeat in the closing stages of the season:

“It’s always hard to come here,” he said.

“Whenever you come here, they are going to manage the game. You’ve got to score first and we just did not get a grip second half.

“We didn’t get on the front foot; we were sloppy in possession.

“We’ve got to start winning football games.” – Paul Phillips

“Unfortunately, it is not working. I’m not questioning the desire to do it; we are just not good enough to do it.

“Luckily enough we have enough points that we are not going to get dragged into anything,

“As a group we have lost a lot of players, but we should have enough in there to grind out better results.

“I say the same things and it sounds boring.

“We’ve got to pick ourselves up. We have got a local derby next week and hopefully we can get a few more bodies back on the pitch.

“I keep saying it. We’ve got to start winning football games.”

Tickets for the game with Liversedge can only be purchased at the turnstiles on the day. Don’t forget to pick up a matchday programme for just £3, it is packed full with exclusive content with what you will find inside detailed here.

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