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Guiseley home in on Halifax derby after being drawn on the road
8:24pm Monday 26th November 2012 in Sport
Guiseley are due to return to league action tomorrow night at home to neighbours FC Halifax Town, having been drawn on the road in today’s FA Trophy second round draw.
Their reward for a 3-1 win over Brackley Town is a trip to either fellow Blue Square Bet North outfit Boston United or Skelmersdale United, who are riding high in Evo-Stik League Division One North. The pair replay tomorrow night after drawing 1-1 at Boston.
Halifax, who progressed with a 5-2 win at home to Altrincham, have a home tie against Maidstone United a fortnight on Saturday.
Tomorrow night’s fixture at Nethermoor – which may require a lunch-time pitch inspection due to the wet weather – will have an impact on the Blue Square Bet North promotion race.
The Lions are third and could take a share of the leadership, while the Shaymen are 11 points behind in sixth but have played three games fewer.
Should Guiseley be victorious, they would join leaders Chester FC on 40 points but the pace-setters host mid-table Corby Town on Wednesday night.
Guiseley skipper Mark Bower will not be fit to face his old club as he is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Andy McWilliams (ankle) is the only other casualty for the home side but Halifax boss Neil Aspin will have a full squad to choose from after Ryan Toulson was declared fit.
Elsewhere tomorrow night – weather permitting – Farsley host Ossett Albion in the Doodson Sports Cup (Evo-Stik League Cup) first round, while Thackley travel to Arnold Town in the Baris Northern Counties East Premier Division.