MANarama’s September Assessment

Lions roar in September but what does October have to offer?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…

August was always going to take some topping for the Lions. However, opening the month drawing with York was the perfect way to start. Defeats to Chester and Gloucester came either side of a fine win over inform Hereford.

What about the others in September?

Farsley Celtic had a perfect month while Brackley Town and Chester turned up the heat on still-unbeaten leaders York City. Elsewhere, Mark Bower is back in the Bradford (Park Avenue) hotseat while Nicky Eaden was shown the door at Kettering.

The high point?

Hereford look a different prospect under new boss Russell Slade, but Guiseley weren’t going to play along to their script. A 3-0 thumping ensued – making them the only side to lay a glove on the Bulls all month.

Star performer…

Could Aaron Martin really continue his impressive form? You bet he could! The enigmatic striker scored all but one of their five league goals including a hattrick in their win over Hereford.

Stat attack:

Aaron Martin’s goalscoring efforts have made him one of the hottest strikers in Europe. His tally of 14 trumps anyone in the continent’s top leagues.

From the dug-out….

Their only win of the season was a convincing one, but Marcus Bignot thought his side could’ve showed even more quality. He said: “The encouraging thing was that even though we won 3-0 we were disappointed in our performance.”

How do things compare to last September?

Despite their poor season overall, the Lions actually faired much better 12 months ago in September. Two wins and a draw softened the blow of a defeat to York City later in the month.

What does October look like?

On the evidence of the table so far, Guiseley should be rubbing their hands together. All three of their games come against bottom half sides – Altrincham, AFC Telford and Darlington

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