Bury loanee extension gives Lions a big boost

Mark Bower.
Mark Bower.
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Bromley may visit Nethermoor Park with the National League’s top goalscorer in their ranks tomorrow, but Guiseley manager Mark Bower is keen for his side to control the game and negate their threat.

Moses Emmanuel sits atop the scoring chart with 16 goals to his name ahead of the tie, part of a Bromley side that had an excellent beginning to the campaign.

However, like the Lions, they have lost their last three in the league.

Guiseley fell to 2-1 defeat on Saturday, giving away a penalty which was converted in injury time to give Tranmere the victory.

Bower believes that Emmanuel is definitely a threat to be aware of, but took note of aspects of the Tranmere display that show how Guiseley can get the win.

He said: “We’re certainly aware of their strengths, what they will look to do and how they will play against us.

“The players will be informed and we will work on that.

“On the other side, we want to play our game, we want to get on the ball.

“We caused Eastleigh problems, we caused Tranmere problems when we got on the ball.

“The best way to defend is when you’ve got the ball at your feet. When you’ve got possession of that football you are in control of the game.”

In terms of goalscoring options, Guiseley have been handed a boost by the extension of Anthony Dudley’s loan spell from Bury. The striker will now stay at the club until January.

Dudley scored three goals in his first two games for Bower’s side, and after a spell without netting in the last three, the manager is backing Dudley to be a goal threat between now and the end of his spell at Nethermoor Park.

“He’s done very well for us in the five games he’s played so far,” added Bower.

“He’s got some quality about him.

“He’s a fit lad and works hard, and I certainly think as he matures and gets used to man’s football, he’ll improve.

“We’ve had three really tough games in the last three, and he scored in the two prior to that.

“He’s with us until January, and we have games against the sides in and around us.

“Hopefully we can create some chances for him and he can stick a few more away for us.”

Bower had no fresh injury issues to report and added that he was happy about the club’s plan to give away tickets to attract a bumper crowd for tomorrow’s game. He said: “I know the club are looking to get kids aged 13-18 in, the next generation of Guiseley supporters, kids who might otherwise go to watch Bradford or Leeds.

It’s about showing them the quality of football that’s on offer, and not just that, but the friendly feel around the place as well.”

Elsewhere, managerless FC Halifax Town host Dover Athletic, while in the Vanarama North, Bradford Park Avenue travel to Buxton.


Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver has admitted his attacking options require consideration ahead of the club’s game with Curzon Ashton tomorrow.

Town host Ashton at the CNG Stadium after a week of excellent displays has seen them beat Corby Town 3-0 and draw 2-2 with promotion favourites AFC Fylde.

Jerry Yates, on loan from Rotherham United, bagged a brace in the game against Corby, but issues with his loan agreement meant he could not line up against Fylde.

Jordan Thewlis scored after replacing him in the team, while both Dominic Knowles and Paul Clayton are available to Weaver.

That has left the 37-year-old pondering his options.

Weaver admitted: “I have a really big headache with what to do up front, because they are all full of running.

“It was frustrating that I couldn’t play Jerry as he had just come to life but it opened the door for Jordan to and perform like the way he did.

“Knowlesy hasn’t got as many as he probably should, but what a player he is. He has been so unselfish and is creating opportunities for everyone around him.

“It’s horses for courses, I can’t fault the way players have come in and made their impression.”

In the Evo-Stik Premier Division, Frickley Athletic travel to Hyde United tomorrow knowing that a victory will lift them above their opponents in the league.

Athletic drew their last game 1-1 against Workington. Prior to tomorrow’s game, midfielder Luke Hinsley was presented with a bottle of champagne to recognise his place in the club’s recent history, becoming only the 15th player to make 150 appearances for the Blues.

In the First Division North, Farsley Celtic will welcome Trafford to Throstle Nest.

Celtic know that a win could potentially open up a six-point gap between them and Harrogate Railway Athletic, who sit in 21st.

Farsley showed incredible character to come back from 2-0 down and triumph 5-2 when they went to Clitheroe on Saturday.

A wounded Clitheroe will face further Yorkshire opposition tomorrow in the form of Ossett Albion.

Harrogate Railway Athletic host Ossett Town in an all-Yorkshire clash, while Radcliffe Borough visit Brighouse Town.


Tadcaster Albion are braced for a return to action tomorrow with a match against Clipstone FC – their first game at the i2i Stadium since the flooding of the pitch caused by Storm Abigail.

As a result of the flooding, the FA Vase tie against Worksop Town has once again been rescheduled and will now take place on December 2.

A combination of the rain and frosty weather left Albion’s pitch covered by a thick layer of ice earlier in the week.

Liversedge are set to host Cleethorpes Town.

The last time Town visited Clayborn, they beat the Cleckheaton-based side 6-2. Liversedge drew 0-0 with Nostell Miners Welfare last Friday and are 19th in the NCE Premier Division.

Nostell Miners Welfare themselves travel to Rainworth Miners Welfare, knowing that victory could lift them to 16th in the league.

Pontefract Collieries host Staveley Miners Welfare on the back of an exceptional victory against Clipstone away from home.

The managerless side won 2-1 on their travels, goals coming from Liam Radford and Aaron Moxam in the first half.

Albion Sports face a second away game in succession when they travel to face Bridlington Town. Albion Sports lost 2-1 to Maltby Main on Wednesday night, Omar Habib scoring their only goal.

In Division One, 12th-placed Knaresborough Town host struggling Rossington Main tomorrow.