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Spotlight falls on Nethermoor for Guiseley v Brackley clash
Nethermoor will be the focal point of the semi-professional game in the north on Saturday as Guiseley’s home clash with Brackley Town in the Skrill North has been designated as the northern showpiece game on Non-League Day.
The clubs from the Skrill Premier down to clubs like Eccleshill United on step seven of the football pyramid are taking part in the day that celebrates the lower leagues.
It is held on a weekend when the country’s top clubs are inactive due to the international break.
The Lions hosting Brackley should be a cracking contest. They were involved in the play-offs last term as Guiseley ended as runners-up while Brackley finished third, although the Lions have made a stuttering start to this season’s campaign.
The Northamptonshire outfit have fared better thus far. They are third and unbeaten and trail leaders Hednesford Town and Lee Sinnott’s Altrincham by just two points.
However, Guiseley would go level on points with their visitors if they secure a victory at Nethermoor tomorrow. Lions boss Steve Kittrick is still experimenting with his new-look squad after a handful of comings and goings in the close season.
Michael Burns has left – the 24-year-old wanted regular first-team football – and Spencer Harris has signed dual registration forms with Buxton as he looks to hone his match fitness.
Kittrick is also wary of the quality of Brackley, especially after last season’s results. The Lions knocked their rivals out of the FA Trophy in the first round at Nethermoor but Brackley did a league double over Kitterick’s men, 2-0 at home in March and 1-0 away the following month.
Guiseley have some cut-price offers for Saturday’s game to reward their fans and with the hope of enticing new fans to the Conference North.
There will be half price admission for several groups: anyone accompanying a Guiseley season-ticket holder, season-ticket holders of any of the 20 Premier League clubs or 72 Football League clubs or anyone in an official Guiseley football shirt. Students will be admitted free of charge on production of an NUS card.
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