23/24 Match Preview: FC United of Manchester

The Lions welcome FC United of Manchester to Nethermoor for the final Saturday home league game of the season in a 3pm kick-off.

Match sponsored by: SB Plumbing and Building

Tickets will be on sale on the day at the turnstiles with payment by cash or card. Segregation is in place for this game. Away fans from FC United of Manchester will be allocated the Railway End and JM Glendinning seated stand with entry via turnstiles 5-8.

It is cash payments only inside the ground for programmes and 50/50 cash draw tickets.

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

The Craig Shearstone Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club Player of the Season, Volunteer of the Year and John Bridson Lions Legend Award will all be presented on the pitch shortly after the final whistle.

Previous Meetings

FC United came out on top at Broadhurst Park back in November defeating Andy Welsh’s side 3-2 with a late winner.

It’s usually the home side who win the battle between the teams with Lions unbeaten in five meetings with FC United at Nethermoor.


Last Time Out

Liam Tongue’s men fell to a late 2-1 defeat at Matlock Town on Saturday after Reece Kendall’s spot kick had levelled the tie.

FC United ended a three game losing streak to see off Bamber Bridge 3-0 on home turf.


The Lions’ Form Book

It has not been a happy end to the season for the Lions who are without a win since 19th March, that being the only victory in the past six matches.

Liam Tongue’s men will be looking to end the season on a high and stop the losing run having being defeated in all of their last four games.

A play off spot is still not out of the question for the Lions but they would probably have to win all of their three remaining games and rely on results elsewhere.


Our Opponents – FC United of Manchester

Managers: Neil Reynolds
Stadium: Broadhurst Park
Nickname: The Reds
Current League Position: 14th

FCUM have picked up 18 points away from Broadhurst Park this season and 28 on home ground.

Both sides have picked up 12 points from their last 10 games with their last away win, just like the Lions, coming at Whitby Town last month.

There’s one former Lion in the FCUM camp, Charlie Ennis is the captain of FC United having joined them back in 2019.


The Lions’ Team News

Liam Tongue has no new injury concerns going into the penultimate home league game of the season.

Ollie Brown returned from suspension at Matlock and Josh Ashman gained some vital minutes.

Tongue should have Prince Ekpolo back available after the midfielder missed the trip to Derbyshire through illness.

Aiden Walker is likely to miss out through injury alongside Lewis Whitham and Laurence Sorhaindo.

Next Up:

3:00 pm
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