23/24 Match Preview: Whitby Town

The Lions will be looking to claim their first win of the season when they host Whitby Town on Tuesday night in a 7:45pm kick-off writes Harry Ware.

Match sponsored by: Moorfield Garage

Tickets will be on sale on the night 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.

The Supporters’ Club desk will be open in the clubhouse before the game with memberships and pitch squares on sale for the new season.

Previous Meetings

Guiseley did the double over Whitby in the league last season, conceding just once across the two games.

A 2-1 win in August was followed by 2-0 victory away from home in January. Andy Kellet and Leigh Whelan were on target for the Lions in that game at the Turnbull Ground.

The Lions also beat Whitby 3-1 in the FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round last season, with Mohammad Qasim bagging a brace to help Guiseley on their way.

The Lions’ Form Book

Jameel Ible was on course to give Guiseley a win in the opening fixture of the season, but his goal was cut out by a Bailey Thompson equaliser for Hyde United at the weekend.

Paul Phillips will be hoping for a victory on Tuesday, with the draw against Hyde meaning the Lions have won just once in their last eight competitive games.

A Look At Whitby Town

Whitby Town come into Tuesday’s game on the back of a 2-0 win against Atherton Collieries in their opening league game of the season.

Bradley Fewster put the Seasiders ahead midway through the first half, before Danny Rowe fired home the second to ensure Nathan Haslam’s side claimed all three points on the opening weekend of the season.

The Seasiders finished just six points above the relegation zone last season and will be looking to end the campaign higher up the table this time around.

A Look At The Lions

Paul Phillips could name an unchanged side from the draw at Hyde.

Gabriel Johnson played 60 minutes of the opening day stalemate replacing Bailey Conway after 30 minutes.

Prince Ekpolo and Courtney Meppen-Walters are likely to miss out through injury.

Brad Wade looks to keep hold of the number 1 shirt after an impressive showing at Hyde despite strong competition from Danny Taberner.

What Are They Saying?

Paul Phillips spoke to us after the game against Hyde and expressed that the Lions were disappointed to only claim a point in Manchester.

“We knew how the game was going to go,” he stated.

“They’ve had a right go at the end. I think we could have put it out of sight before they had even put a ball in the net.

“I’m a little disappointed, the lads are disappointed, so we need to embark on Tuesday.

“Whitby at home. We’re looking forward to it. Let’s hope we can get off the mark Tuesday and get three points at home that you deserve.”

Tickets for the game with Whitby can only be purchased at the turnstiles on the night. 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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