WHILST it wasn’t exactly the result that we were looking for, Saturday’s home draw with Nuneaton Borough means that we have lost just once in our last five League outings.
We now head to West Yorkshire on Tuesday evening to take on
a Guiseley side that sit just one place and three points above us in the table.
Our hosts have won three of their 12 home League games this season, beating Nuneaton Borough, FC United of Manchester and Brackley Town, with their last League success on home soil coming in October, but since then they have beaten League Two outfit, Cambridge United, in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup before succumbing to Fleetwood Town in the next round of the competition.
We are yet to face each other this season, with the return
fixture at Edgar Street taking place in March.
Guiseley started 2019 on the right foot with a New Year’s Day victory at high-flying Bradford (Park Avenue), however, they have failed to win their four subsequent games since then, albeit three of them have been difficult away assignments at Southport, Chester and Chorley, who beat them 3-0 at the weekend.
At the helm is Marcus Bignot, who guided Solihull Moors to
promotion from this level, and Russ O’Neill, who was previously with Alfreton
“Tuesday’s game is certainly going to be a crunch fixture,”
said Bignot. “It’s an opportunity for us to bounce back from Saturday’s game,
where we were beaten by the best side that we have faced so far this season.
“I am looking forward to seeing how we respond in what is an
important game for both clubs.”
Bulls’ Head Coach, Marc Richards, meanwhile, is also seeking
a response from his players after we were held to a home draw by bottom of the
table Nuneaton Borough at the weekend.
“We were not good enough in the first half,” he said. “We
were not at the levels that we need to be at.
“We showed more gusto after the break; we changed our shape
and looked better but whilst we huffed-and-puffed, it was not enough to get a
“We’ll dust ourselves down and be ready to go again on
Tuesday. They are just above us in the table, so there are three big points up
It will be the first of two games on the road for Richards’
side this week as we make the long trek to Blyth Spartans on Saturday.
Front-man, James Roberts, who is our joint top scorer with
five goals to his name, is a former Guiseley loanee, whilst James Wesolowski
also served the club.
Saturday’s two-goal hero, Tom Owen-Evans, is hoping to play
his part in a return to winning ways having put in a Man of the Match display
at the weekend.
“It’s two tough away games this week where we’ll be looking
to get as many points as possible,” he said. “The thing about this League is
that everyone is capable of beating each other on their day.
“We know that we can’t afford to play as we did during that
first half on Saturday. We had a lot more of the ball after the break and this
is what we have to build upon on Tuesday night.”
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at
Nethermoor Park to cheer us on. The ground address is: Nethermoor Park, Otley
Road, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8BT.
If you are unable to make it along to the game, fear not as
we’ve got you covered! You can tune into live Radio Hereford FC audio coverage,
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