Play-offs beckon for Lions

Guiseley travel to Nuneaton on Wednesday night for the Play-off Semi-Final 1st leg and they will be looking to secure a positive result before the return match at Nethermoor on Sunday.

The Lions, who finished in 2nd place, face a Nuneaton side that battled to hold on to a Play-off spot despite a six-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player earlier in the season.

Dave Merris holds off a Nuneaton winger - www.onematchimage.com

The sides somewhat cancelled each other out in their league encounters, drawing 1-1 at both Nethermoor and the Triton Showers Community Arena with goals courtesy of Andy Holdsworth and Gavin Rothery.

Guiseley did, however, conjure up a win last season at Nuneaton, the on-loan Danny Forrest looping home a 20-yard volley in a 1-0 win, something with which manager Steve Kittrick and his men would be jubilant this time.

Guiseley and Nuneaton are the only survivors from last season’s play-offs, both narrowly beaten by AFC Telford, who gained promotion to the top tier of non-league football.

With the lure of having both the second leg and the final [should they make it] at Nethermoor, the Lions will be desperate to go one better than last year and gain promotion.

Guiseley will be without the clinical James Walshaw for both legs of the semi-final as he serves the final two matches of his suspension, and he will be looking for his teammates to give him one more chance to play again this season.

Travel for the match is available through the Supporters’ Club so make sure to book your seat early to avoid disappointment for the last away match of the season.

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