Lions End Nethermoor Campaign With Woking Visit

Match sponsored by SB Plumbing

The 2017/18 Vanarama National League home campaign comes to an end on Saturday with a visit from Woking who need a win to bolster their survival fight with kick-off at 3pm. 

With two more games remaining after Saturday, trips to Torquay and Boreham Wood respectively, the Lions are looking to end the season on a high in front of a home crowd.

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It has been a week full of games with the Cards’ visit being the fourth in eight days for Guiseley with all the other three ending in defeat, Sean St Ledger is hoping for a change of fortune.

Woking’s long search for a win continues, their last three points came on 10th February when they defeated Chester 1-0 at the Laithwaite Community Stadium.

Boss Anthony Limbrick paid the price for a poor run of form at the beginning of the month, results haven’t really improved since then when a draw to Dagenham and Redbridge was followed by defeats to Maidenhead and Bromley.

With Geoff Chapple now in charge they know a win is needed at Nethermoor Park to give their side the best chance of survival going into the final game of the season.

Following an exciting fixture at Nethermoor on Thursday Sean St Ledger said “It was crazy, the first half was end to end, it was a disappointing result as we are looking to win our home games.”

“The goals were probably basic errors including myself I thought for a couple of them but I would like to focus on the positives on a lot of players who have not played for a long time, they did fantastically well.”

“We had the better chances throughout the game and probably should have won 6-5!”

He was however keen to look at the positives from the game “I think what is pleasing to see is the reaction when we went 2-0 down, we didn’t give up we got back in it but the goals we gave away were sloppy.”

“We tried something new tonight in terms of formation which kind of worked but we didn’t win the game. In terms of passing the ball they had to change formations because of our style.”

“We started the second half really well, hit the bar, the keeper saved one and there was another cleared off of the line and we could have had a penalty.”

When asked about his half-time triple substitution the Interim Manager said “Alex Purver was always going to come off because he will be playing on Saturday, as well Victor Nirennold and Ash Palmer. John Rooney said to me after the game on Tuesday that he was available if I needed him which is always good to see, I had no doubts about putting him on.”

Looking to Saturday’s visit from Woking he stressed “I want to entertain but I want to win football games too, it is a huge game for Woking so I will be making sure our players are ready and we will be going out to win that game, we will be 100% at it. The lads who played on Tuesday have had a bit of a rest so they will be refreshed.”

Why not stay behind after the game? The Craig Shearstone Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club Player of the Year award will be presented on the pitch shortly after the final whistle.

Then the Supporters’ Club’s 50/50 Cash Draw will be held in the clubhouse from around 5:15pm with an exciting evening ending with the popular Race Night which kicks off at 6:15pm.

Sean St Ledger and  several members of the first team squad will be in attendance at the event and joining in with the fun.

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