Chorley Trophy test awaits

By Tom Swallow

Match sponsored by Turner and Wood Decorators Merchants

Lions boss Mark Bower feels it will be difficult for him to pick a side for Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Chorley at Nethermoor.

After a number of impressive performances from his players recently, the likes of Wayne Brooksby and Danny Lowe are ready to come back from suspension to boost Bower’s options.

With a busy Christmas schedule coming up, his team selection may need to alter from week to week but the gaffer insists: “It’s the kind of headache you want.”

Following the impressive 3-0 league victory against Stockport last weekend, in which Shane Killock was sent off early in the second half, Guiseley now focus their attention to this Saturday and the FA Trophy.

Chorley – fourth in the Vanarama Conference North and two places behind Guiseley with a game in hand – beat Stalybridge Celtic in the last round.

The two teams have yet to play each other this season but are scheduled to meet at Victory Park on February 7th in what could be a pivotal game at the top end of the table.

A replay win over Stalybridge, along with a 7-1 win against AFC Darwen, means they are now unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions, winning five of those.

The Lions are also in impressive form, having lost only one of their last eight games to league leaders Barrow, and remain high on confidence after last weekend’s victory at Edgeley Park.

Remember, the club are holding a food collection for Otley Food Bank at the game on Saturday so please help out if you can.