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Hard work looks in vain for Guiseley
Guiseley’s Blue Square Bet North home clash with old foe Lee Sinnott’s Altrincham is in doubt because of ongoing weather problems.
The club is doing everything in its power as they try to come out of an unscheduled winter break following the prolonged cold snap. Club secretary Adrian Towers and his team of volunteers have put a lot of hours in at Nethermoor but their hard work looks like being in vain.
Towers said: “Tomorrow’s match is looking very iffy in the extreme. The main problem has been the amount of snow on the pitch and more is forecast for today. In midweek there was six to eight inches of snow on it and while that does help to protect the surface from the deep frost, the temperatures of up to minus five are going to have an effect.
“The contingency is that we have a referee lined up for a pitch inspection either at teatime today or early tomorrow morning depending on the conditions.”
The Lions have not played since beating Oxford City at home on January 12.
Since then they have signed Matt Wilson from rivals Boston United. The 25-year-old utility man had a spell at Nethemoor last season, on loan from Nicky Law’s Alfreton Town, when he played at centre back and in midfield.
Former Bantams and Terriers defender Sinnott has managed two of Guiseley’s near neighbours in Farsley Celtic and Bradford Park Avenue. His current side Altrincham are fifth in the table, just three places behind second placed Guiseley but trail Steve Kittrick’s men by 24 points.