23/24 Match Preview: Ashton United

The Lions will look to build on a win last time out with new Interim Manager Liam Tongue in the dugout when they face Ashton United on Saturday at Nethermoor in a 3pm kick-off,writes Harry Ware.

Match sponsored by: Rotherham Round Table

Tickets will be on sale on the day at the turnstiles with payment by cash or card.

It is 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.

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

Previous Meetings

Ashton United did the double over the Lions last season, including a 2-1 win at Nethermoor.

A penalty from Darius Osei and Cole Lonsdale finish would be too much to come back from for Guiseley, who scored a consolation from Adam Haw in the second half, with this weekend’s visitors winning 2-0 at home in the reverse fixture back in April

The Lions will be hoping to overcome recent history in a bid to win all three points on Saturday.

The Lions’ Form Book

The Lions recorded their first win on the road this season last time out, after a 2-0 victory away to Bamber Bridge.

Back-to-back strikes from Kallan Murphy and Tom Pratt in the first half was enough for Guiseley to claim all three points, moving them up into 14th place.

It followed two consecutive 2-2 draws in the league, including a point at home to Bradford (Park Avenue) last time at Nethermoor.

The Lions responded twice from going a goal down in that game. Gabriel Johnson and Kallan Murphy responded on both occasions to ensure Guiseley went away with a point.

Liam Tongue will be hoping his side can claim all three this time around when they face Ashton United at Nethermoor this weekend.

A Look At Ashton United

It has been a mixed start for Saturday’s opponents, but on the whole, Ashton United will be relatively happy with their results so far.

Four wins from seven games means they currently sit in 10th place, three points above Guiseley in the league.

They come into this game on the back of a 3-1 Emirates FA Cup win against Atherton Collieries, which sees the Robins through to the third qualifying round of the competition.

However, in the league, they will be looking to respond to a 5-0 defeat to Macclesfield last time out, as Steve Cunningham’s side go in search of three points at Nethermoor.

Ashton name former Lion Dan Cowan in their squad.

A Look At The Lions

Interim Manager Liam Tongue goes into his first game in charge without the services of Tom Pratt who is suspended.

Tongue will be boosted by the return of Reece Kendall from suspension though and Brad Wade being back available for selection.

Prince Ekpolo has featured in the last three Lions matches and Laurence Sorhaindo could make his Lions debut after returning from a loan spell at Liversedge.

Gabriel Johnson could be back in contention for the game, but Courtney Meppen-Walters is an injury concern with Lewis Whitham still out.

Edwin Essel has returned to parent club Grimsby Town.

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