Conference: Fingers crossed for fifth-time lucky in play-off final for Guiseley

Phil Rogerson
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IT is hardly any wonder that given Guiseley’s recent play-off history that Phil Rogerson has grown superstitious.

Four previous campaigns have resulted in four heartbreaking failures in the Conference North end-of-season lottery and no-one outside Chorley, would begrudge them a case of fifth-time lucky at tomorrow.

Given their previous, no-one at Guiseley is falling into the trap of expecting anything and there will not be any counting of chickens between now and tomorrow.

As for advertising a glorious end-of-season promotion party back in Guiseley on Saturday night.

Hell, no ...

A bit of fortune would be greatly appreciated, mind you, with chairman Rogerson to wear exactly the same suit and outfit he wore in the two play-off semi-final victories over AFC Fylde. Whatever it takes.

Rogerson said: “I have worn the same clothes for the last two games, albeit with a bit of washing in between.

“If the Chorley game goes to plan, we might do something on Saturday. If not, it will be back to the club for drinks. Hopefully, we will savour the moment.”

On the game, he added: “We are quietly confident after last Saturday and if we can defend like we did at Fylde, apart from the first 25 seconds, we might get across (the line) and hopefully come away with the right result.”

Guiseley manager Paul Cox.

Defeat at Ebbsfleet leaves Guiseley seven points from safety