Match Preview: Guiseley (H)

Another defeat, but the team must re group and take the positives from the 1-0 loss against Lincoln City on Tuesday night. We travel the short distance to Guiseley, hoping to repeat our victory against them earlier on in the season. Most definitely a relegation six pointer.

A massive crowd of 2389 was in attendance on Tuesday, but i was expecting more of an atmosphere if i’m honest. You’d think the place would be bouncing with Lincoln getting themselves into the Quarter Final’s of the FA Cup.. The match wasn’t the best either. Ferriby just had no answer to the pace of Lincoln’s play. Again, a defensive error was to blame for the Lincoln goal. Scorer Luke Waterfall was unmarked in the area and free to give the visitors the lead. This came from a Nathan Arnold corner which was earned from Sam Cosgrove letting the ball go out of play when it actually touched him last!

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Matty Dixon in action vs Lincoln City

However, Ferriby did very well to stop Lincoln from scoring anymore. Helped immensely by some of the fantastic saves that Rory Watson was making. Never fails to surprise me that boy. We have to give ourselves some credit for being able to shut them out for the rest of the match. Something we can take into this weekends game which is a must win.

TEAM NEWS: Simon Russell, Steve Brogan and Ryan Fallowfield are still out. Danny Emerton missed out on the Lincoln game so hopefully he is fit to face Guiseley.

Ferriby squad: Rory Watson, Sam Topliss, Taron Hare, Mark Gray, Jake Skelton, Ben Middleton, Connor Oliver, Matty Dixon, Rob Tinkler, Matty Templeton, Danny Emerton, Ryan Kendall, Reece Thompson, Darryn Stamp, Sam Cosgrove, Ross Armstrong, Curtis Bateson, Jordan Cooke

This Weekend’s Opposition

Guiseley currently lie in 19th place in the league. They have been on an amazing run of form and have dragged themselves out of what appeared to be destined relegation. 3 wins in there last 5 league games has propelled them up and out of the bottom four. The danger men for Guiseley are strikers Micheal Rankine and Jake Cassidy. Both of which will be a hand full for our centre back pairing to attempt to stop.

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Players walk out ahead of the home tie vs Guiseley

Our previous meeting saw us take our first victory of the season. The Villagers played extremely well and went 2-0 up inside the first 25 minutes of the game. Through Ryan Kendall and Danny Emerton. Guiseley then came back to make it 2-2 with only only seven minutes to go. But the stage was set for Simon Russell who scored the winner two minutes from time. It wasn’t a particularly pretty finish but who cares! It was a momentous occasion for the club and the fans. Now we hope to see the same thrill from the reverse game.

Player to Watch: Ryan Kendall

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Kendall vs Dover Athletic (Picture by Liam Foster)

He hasn’t played as much as he had hoped to this season. But i feel a spell in the team is now on the horizon as players like Sam Cosgrove and Matty Templeton have had slow starts to there loan spells at the club. Ryan brings experience to the team and can score goals. He is also someone who genuinely loves the club. I would like to think he will get his chance to start against Guiseley so let’s hope i am right!

Fixtures you might be interested in..

  • Braintree vs Maidstone (21st)
  • Forest Green vs Woking (20th)

 

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