Monday, November 28, 2011

Guiseley have big home tie in FA Trophy

 Source: Bradford Telegraph and Argus

 Guiseley’s reward for their 7-0 thrashing of Eastwood Town in a Carlsberg FA Trophy tie at the weekend is a home draw against FC United of Manchester in the first round a week this Saturday.

Today’s draw handed the Lions home advantage against the club with the big support who came within one game of joining them in the Blue Square Bet North Division.

FC United, like Bradford Park Avenue, were in the play-offs last May and, after beating Avenue, they were themselves beaten in the final at Colwyn Bay.

FC Halifax Town are also still in the FA Trophy but face a replay against Colwyn Bay after the sides drew 0-0 in Wales on Saturday.

Should the Shaymen be successful tomorrow night they will host Blue Square Bet Premier Division club Lincoln City .

Guiseley are in action tomorrow, defending their West Riding County Cup when they host Harrogate Railway Athletic at Nethermoor.

Lions boss Steve Kittrick said: “The same players will be on duty. We only have the one squad and it is a small group of players because we don’t have a reserve side.”

Avenue also have a second-round tie and they will be heading to Glasshoughton Welfare.

Avenue should have more players available, with both Martin Drury and Ross Daly having served one-match bans at the weekend.

However, Bradford boss Deacey may decide not to change a winning side as they enjoyed a 4-0 away romp in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Liversedge must also travel as they were drawn away at Garforth Town.

The derby tie between Eccleshill United and Farsley AFC was due to be played tomorrow night but has been switched to Wednesday.

4:45pm Monday 28th November 2011
By Ian Whiting