Vixens prepare for Brighouse test

Guiseley are once again on the road, travelling to Brighouse Town this Wednesday. 

The Vixens faced Brighouse Town two games ago and came out victorious with goals from Keegan Lambert, Emily Scott and Liv Thackeray.

Guiseley head into the game sitting top of the table by four points after their win against Chorley at the weekend. They are also the only remaining team in the league to boast an unbeaten record.

On the previous fixture, co-manager Kyle O’Reilly said: “It’s massive, putting distance between ourselves and our rivals heaps the pressure onto them. It’s early doors but all leagues start to take shape at this stage, so to be in the position we are in and having played all the teams we consider title challengers is a great feeling.”

After last week’s return, forward Sarah Danby remains in the squad and it’s clear she is vital to the Vixens this season.

“It was a great return from Sarah.” said O’Reilly. “She bagged her goal after just 6 minutes and caused all sorts of problems throughout the game, she’s a big player.

“Her goal scoring record as a winger in the league above was phenomenal and she’s hit the ground running with us this season, so fingers crossed she keeps it up”

Last time out against Brighouse, the Vixens won 3-1 and this could give an advantage to Guiseley heading into this game.

“The last result gives us an edge, not because we won but because of the manner that we won.

“They’re a good team with a wealth of experience so we expect them to adjust and give us another battle on Wednesday night, so it should be another great game” he continued.

This will be the last league game for a few weeks as the cup matches start this Sunday, on these he said: “ We’ve not even thought about the weekend yet. Having so many games in a short period of time means we have limited time and training to prepare, so all focus has been on Wednesday.

“I enjoy cup fixtures personally but the upcoming cup games are a welcomed distraction, we just want to get our heads down and keep plugging away at the league.”

As impressive as results are, the Yorkshire based side are still looking to tighten up the defensive side of their game as they continue their search for another clean sheet.

“Clean sheets are the rarest commodity in football. Of course we want one every game but it’s highly unlikely to do so.

“We’ve had two clean sheets in six games and have statistically the best defence in the league currently so there’s no major concerns, providing the squad stick to their roles and responsibilities” he finished.

The match will take place at The Dual Seal Stadium, HD6 2PL and kick-off is at 7:45pm.

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