Bignot Delighted With Lions Response

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Marcus Bignot was delighted with the response at Blyth on Bank Holiday Monday and is hoping for more of the same on Saturday when Curzon Ashton visit Nethermoor with kick-off at 3pm.

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The final fixture in a packed August sees 12th placed Curzon Ashton travel to LS20 with former Lion Andy Halls in their ranks.

They have had a mixed start to the season with two wins, three draws and two defeats in the first seven games.

Marcus Bignot was delighted with the result and performance at Blyth Spartans on Bank Holiday Monday after Saturday’s 4-2 defeat by Alfreton Town in a topsy-turvy contest.

Aaron Martin scored his 9th and 10th goals of the season in Northumberland on Monday and averages a goal every 54 minutes so far this season.

Lee Shaw also struck his second for the club, a bizarre own goal added to the scoreline.

After the game Marcus said “Obviously we wanted a response, it is always important and not only did we get that but a positive result too. It is seven games in now and we can confidently say it has been a really good start to the season.”

Preparations were far from ideal for the travelling Lions with kick-off being delayed by 15 minutes due to traffic problems on the route up to Blyth.

On the delay Bignot said “We had to adjust, the team talk was done on the coach and you shorten down the warm up, all sorts go on. We are trying to build a strong mentality and change the mindset, today was challenging and could have affected us but as you saw it never did.”

Looking at the style of play of his side the Joint Manager added “We want to build up from the back, we want to progress up the pitch and sometimes that has risk, we will still keep encouraging them. Overall it was pleasing, the bravery was still there to get on the ball and play in the manner we want Guiseley to moving forward.”

Bignot was also keen to stress the dangerousness of his side “You have seen today that we look like a team that can score goals not just through Aaron Martin but in all areas, we look dangerous, we press so high with an intensity that the front two set and we look like we can win the ball off teams because of our physical make up, we are mobile, quick so we are able to play at high intensity.”

“When we bring that work ethic off the ball to on the ball you have seen today we can get positive results in this league.”

The Lions will be without George Cantrill for the final game of his suspension but the midfielder will be available for Tuesday’s visit of York City.

Will Thornton is also set to be missing with the defender recovering from a broken jaw sustained in the pre-season trip to Hyde United.

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