Lions Looking For Home Win As Brackley Visit

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The Lions return to Nethermoor on Saturday with Brackley Town the visitors as we hunt for our first home win since September, kick-off is at 3pm.

Bang in form Brackley Town are without a defeat in the league since 12th October and enjoyed a 6-0 away win at Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

It will be the second time in four days The Saints have made the trip up to West Yorkshire from their Northamptonshire base after Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Farsley Celtic.

They certainly know where the net is with two 4-0 victories, an 8-0 home rout over Bradford (Park Avenue) and a 5-1 win over Darlington adding to Saturday’s emphatic awayday so far this season.

The Lions meanwhile fought back from 2-0 down at Leamington on Saturday to get a draw with defender Brad Nicholson bagging both the goals, this followed an impressive 3-2 victory at Gateshead in the last away game.

The last two home outings have been defeats but Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill will take a confidence from their side’s reaction on Saturday.

Speaking after the draw at Leamington Marcus Bignot said “Coming out any earlier was not deliberate, it was a simple half-time team talk, we never got to the basics of football in the first half. Even if it wasn’t 2-0 we deserved to be out of the game with our performance in the first half, the second half we came out and earnt the right to go and get a result.”

“If you look at the second half in general, prior to the sending off, we were in the ascendancy on the front foot, we were happy with the way it was going. When I saw the incident I was hoping it wasn’t going to be a red card as you know how difficult it can be playing ten men but then we used the spare man really well, we got to our football and it got us a result.”

Marcus was full of praise for two goal hero Brad Nicholson “Brad has been a breath of fresh air, he is a good personality in the dressing room and character, he’s got us back in the game from a free kick and show good composure, he is a threat on set pieces and it was an excellent dead ball situation, it is pleasing for Brad to get two goals. It has stopped those run of defeats and it gives us an opportunity to build something now.”

Speaking of a side full of familiar faces to Bignot the Joint Manager said “Kevin Wilkin has done a really good job at Brackley, they are always there or thereabouts, we want to be in and around it going into this festive and new year period.”

The Club Shop will be open pre-match with a wide variety of merchandise available to purchase in time for Christmas, Wharfedale T-Shirt Printers’ Black Friday offers on a range of Guiseley Memorabilia end on Friday, get a third off mugs and 10% off hats, scarves and Lions with free delivery on all orders over £20 here.

Replica Kits and Leisurewear can also be ordered online from Macron Store Cardiff here.

Guiseley Community Foundation’s Food Bank Collection takes place on Saturday with drop off points just inside the turnstiles and in the Otley Road car park by the Cricket Club entrance.

A full list of items needed by Otley Food Bank is here.