Lions can finish Trophy job – boss

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Mark Bower remains confident that Guiseley can overcome Burscough tonight, despite suffering a set-back in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

The National League side went ahead in the first half through Tom Craddock before being pegged back by a goal from a penalty.

Danny Lowe then put the Lions into what seemed to be an unassailable lead, scoring with only five minutes remaining. However, Burscough battled on, with Will Jones scoring an equaliser a minute later.

It was dissappointing for Bower, but the Guiseley manager believes his side will avoid a cup upset to progress to the second round tonight.

He said: “In cup competitions, we have been there ourselves.

“We scraped past draws last year, only going through after a replay against Rushall. In the past I have been around when Ashington and Skelmersdale beat us in the FA Cup and Trophy.

“We know it is always difficult. Around the country, there will be teams from this level beating teams from Conference level.

“At least we are in the hat for the next round and we have a home game against them to look to get through. We have every confidence that we can.”

The Lions were drawn against Dulwich Hamlet in the second round of the FA Trophy.

Tadcaster Albion have been potentially drawn against Sleaford Town in the fourth round of the FA Vase, although they will have to beat Sunderland RCA first.

The clash between the two sides was postponed on Saturday due to the weather, to be played tonight instead.

Elsewhere tonight, Evo-Stik Premier Division side Frickley take on Blyth Spartans.

The First Division sees Ossett Albion travel to Scarborough Athletic.

Meanwhile, Ossett Town take on Spennymoor Town in the League Cup Second Round, while Yorkshire Amateur host Rainwroth in the NCEL League cup Third Round. Pontefract Collieries visit Thackley in the NCEL Premier Division.

Guiseley manager Adam Lockwood. PIC: Tony Johnson

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