Boston next up at Nethermoor

Mark Bower will hope his side can exact revenge on Boston when the Pilgrims visit Nethermoor on Saturday.

Boston were the opponents for Bower when he was first handed the reins at the club in September and saw his charges on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat.

Bower had to play himself in that match, which saw Guiseley deservedly beaten, although the Skrill North Manager of the Month for November has presided over an impressive turnaround since then that has led the Lions to a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Most recently, his side gained victories over FC Halifax Town and Selby Town in the FA Trophy and West Riding County Cup respectively, although Bower’s men will now turn their attention back to the Skrill North.

Saturday’s opponents are on a five-match unbeaten run in all competitions, including an FA Trophy success against Southport, and sit sixth in the table. The Lions meanwhile are 11th but could move eighth with victory, provided other results go their way.

Bower is well aware of the threat that Dennis Greene’s men pose but is backing his side to inflict defeat on Boston for the first time since early November, when they were beaten 3-2 by Brackley Town.

“They are a good side and they beat us comfortably down there. They have got a good mix. They can pass the ball around well and also have a physical side to their play,” Bower told the Wharfedale Observer.

“Boston score a number of goals from set-pieces so it is a difficult test for us but with the confidence of the run we on are on at the minute can go into the game thinking we can get something from it.”

Guiseley AFC Radio will have build-up and full match commentary of Saturday’s game, while we will also have updates on Twitter and Facebook.