23/24 Match Preview: Workington

The Lions will be looking to continue to carry on their impressive form when they host Workington in a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, writes Scott Kelly.

Match sponsored by: Lighthouse Risk Services LLP

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.

We’ll be holding a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off on Saturday to mark Remembrance Day and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Previous Meetings

This weekend’s visitors were promoted from the NPL Division One West last season and haven’t played the Lions since a 1-1 draw in National League North back in 2014, with Adam Boyes grabbing the equaliser that day.

The Lions came out 1-0 winners in August 2013 the last time the two met at Nethermoor Park thanks to a late goal from Jake Lawlor.

The Lions’ Form Book

Yet another victory on Saturday at Warrington Rylands puts the Lions within touching distance of the play off places. The home defeat to fellow promotion chasers Ashton United is the only blip on the Lions’ league record since August.

Gabriel Johnson’s winner in Cheshire puts the Lions seventh in the league table and are unbeaten in six league games, picking up four wins along the way.

A Look At Workington

The Reds sit 14th in the league with 19 points from their opening 14 league games. A victory for them at the weekend would put them just a point behind the Lions’.

They haven’t secured a maximum in five league games and their only success on the road was a 2-1 away victory at Bradford Park Avenue on September 23rd.

The Reds actually haven’t played in over a fortnight, with former Lion Adam Boyes getting his name on the scoresheet for Marske United as they defeated Workington 3-0 last time out.

A Look At The Lions

Saturday’s game will see new boss Andy Welsh take to the Nethermoor Park dugout for the first time, after impressive performances away at Worksop Town and Warrington Rylands previously.

The new boss will be unable to name an unchanged side for the third game on the spin as he will be without the services of Jameel Ible through suspension.

Callum Chippendale could be pushing for a return to the Lions 11 after picking up an injury at Walsall Wood two weeks ago.

Welsh could hand Jordi Nsaka his home debut on Saturday and Courtney Meppen-Walters could take Ible’s place for his first start of the season.

What Are They Saying?

Assistant manager Andy Thomas spoke to us after last Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Warrington Rylands.

‘It was unbelievable’ he began, referring to the result and the overall performance.

‘The gaffer sets out that we work hard no matter where we go. You saw that from the first minute. The lads gave absolutely everything. When they put on a Guiseley shirt, that is what we expect!’

Looking ahead to this weekend’s game, Thomas obviously feels that Guiseley fear no one with their form improving week on week.

‘Nothing changes. We will go in there and set up to play. These teams will be looking and seeing what Guiseley are about, and that is what we want.

Tickets for the game with Workington can only be purchased at the turnstiles on the day. Don’t forget to pick up a programme, find out what’s inside here.

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