23/24 On The Road: Whitby Town

Guiseley are hoping the 10-day break will have done the squad some good as they travel to the seaside on Saturday to take on Whitby Town, writes Scott Kelly.

Previous Meetings

These two sides played on the second weekend of the season with Whitby winning 3-1 at Nethermoor Park with Tom Denton grabbing the goal. Before then the Lions had won all of the previous seven meetings between the sides, dating back to 2007.

The Lions’ Form Book

It’s not the time of year that you want to be visiting the seaside but the Lions travel to Whitby on the back of a postponement last weekend. Radcliffe will come back to Leeds in March for a repeat of the game which was postponed due to a frozen pitch. Guiseley picked up a routine 4-1 victory at Ilkeston last time out and ended a run of consecutive league defeats on the road. The Lions are looking for consecutive away victories for the first time this season.

A Look At Whitby Town

The Seasiders meanwhile played in one of only three games that went ahead in the NPL last weekend, drawing 1-1 at Basford United. Striker and former Lion Jacob Gratton heads into this game looking to hit double figures, he has nine for the campaign so far. Whitby shocked Radcliffe 1-0 in their last league victory on 21st November. Since then, they have picked up two draws and a defeat, and sit 10th in the NPL, four points behind the Lions.

A Look At The Lions

Kofi Moore could make successive starts after an explosive performance against Ilkeston, but Tom Pratt will also be pushing for a return to the starting 11 after striking the fourth goal in Derbyshire.

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 also made his return from injury in the win at the New Manor Ground replacing Leigh Whelan after just 17 minutes, the captain could be pushing for a start in place of the Irishman.

Josh Ashman will not be involved after his one-month loan move to Belper Town.

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

The lads need your support in North Yorkshire to help get their December off to a cracker. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the turnstiles with cash or card payment, you can also purchase online here.

Tickets are priced at:

· £12 Adults

· £8 Concessions (65+ and students)

· £3 U18s

· U16s FREE with a full paying adult

You can pick up a matchday programme priced at £2 each.

The Lions will wear their white shirt and black shorts and socks for this fixture.

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