23/24 Match Preview: Hyde United

With the away game at Whitby called off last Saturday, the Lions will likely return to league action when they host Hyde United, writes Scott Kelly.

Match sponsored by: ‘Team of 84’ hosted by Guiseley Community Foundation

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.

There will be a minute’s applause just before kick-off as we pay tribute to Life Member Brian Dove who passed away last month.

Previous Meetings

Saturday’s visitors have won three of the last four games between the sides, with the Lions’ own Liam Tongue scoring in Hyde’s 3-2 victory at Nethermoor back in January. The sides have already played this campaign, with the Lions sharing the spoils, with Jameel Ible grabbing the goal in a 1-1 draw back in August.

The Lions’ Form Book

Guiseley haven’t played at all in the month of December, with their last fixture being the 4-1 away success at Ilkeston Town. A victory would be the Lions’ sixth consecutive at Nethermoor, and they have scored four goals in each of their last three home matches.

A Look At Hyde United

Hyde United are based in Greater Manchester and play home games at the Project Solar Stadium. They sit 6th in the NPL and sit a point ahead of the Lions having played a game more. Liam Tongue and Tom Pratt are both former Hyde players, and their most notable players from their current squad include Lewis Alessandra, Harry Bunn and Jack Redshaw, who is their sides top goalscorer with nine goals.

They have drawn their last two league games two apiece, against Gainsborough Trinity and Bamber Bridge. They have only lost one of their last six home matches and face a difficult Christmas period, with the Lions on Saturday, Radcliffe at home next Saturday before a trip to Macclesfield on Boxing Day.

A Look At The Lions

Tom Pratt will be pushing for a return to the starting 11 against his former club after striking the fourth goal at Ilkeston last time out.

Tom Denton also made his first start under Andy Welsh after recovering from injury and scored Guiseley’s third goal at Ilkeston finishing a fine team move involving up to 20 passes.

Liam Tongue made his return from injury in the win at the New Manor Ground two and a half weeks ago replacing Leigh Whelan after just 17 minutes, the captain could be pushing for a start in place of the Irishman as he faces the side he left in the summer.

Josh Ashman will not be involved after his one-month loan move to Belper Town but the Lions are boosted by the return of Brad Wade from his temporary switch to Bradford (Park Avenue).

It appears Welsh’s only injury problems are that of Lewis Whitham and Laurence Sorhaindo – who will definitely miss the game.

Tickets for the game with Hyde United can only be purchased at the turnstiles on the day.

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