Top two meet at Nethermoor

By Tom Swallow

After four straight league wins, second-place Guiseley face Vanarama Conference North leaders Barrow at Nethermoor on Saturday.

Following Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Solihull Moors, the tough challenges keep on coming for Mark Bower’s side as they look to gain revenge on Saturday’s visitors following a narrow 1-0 defeat at Holker Street earlier this month.

Bower saw the in-form Oli Johnson and Wayne Brooksby inspire his side to their midweek success, with Johnson in a rich vein of form that saw him extend his contract with the Lions on Wednesday.

With the likes of Adam Boyes and Brooksby also enjoying form in his attacking ranks, Bower feels his side will go into Satturday’s fixture full of confidence.

“It should be a good one, it was close at their ground and could have gone either way,” he said,

“We’ve had a good run, obviously we’ve played two more games than them but if we win Saturday we can go top of the pile. That should be a great incentive for the lads, they should have confidence the way we have been playing.

“If we defend like we have been and continue to create the chances we have been then we have every chance of getting a result.”

Barrow – who have lost just two games all season – will likely look to strikers Andy Cook and Jason Walker to offer their main attacking threat.

The pair have nine league goals each so far this season, helping Darren Edmondson’s men to a five-game unbeaten streak in the league.

With a big crowd expected, the club also wishes to remind fans of the need to park sensibly for the benefit of our neighbours and the community at large. We would ask supporters to use Netherfield Road car park if travelling by car and not park on Ings Lane or Back Lane.

Saturday’s game is sponsored by Viamaster 

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