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Introducing - Guiseley

7 July 2015

Andy Phillips looks at the Nethermoor Park side.

Guiseley are another side that will be heading to the National League for the first time after their Conference North play-off success. 

Following a fifth placed finish in the league, Guiseley dispatched of AFC Fylde over two legs before a dramatic 3-2 extra time victory over Chorley in the play-off final to earn promotion and put to bed three recent near misses at that stage.

The Lions are currently managed by ex-Bradford player Mark Bower, who is currently in his first managerial role after replacing Steve Kittrick in October 2013. Bower made over 200 appearances during his playing days for Bradford and went on to play for York, Luton, Darlington and Halifax before he first moved to Guiseley as a player in 2011. He is also assisted by former Town midfielder and still player, Danny Boshell.

Bower's side play their games at Nethermoor Park, which holds 3,000, and will give Town fans another fairly local away game to look forward to this season. The clubs came up against each other for the first time in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup in October and on that day, two goals from Lenell John-Lewis and another from Nathan Arnold saw Town come out 3-0 victors.

The goals of striker Adam Boyes are likely to be very important for the Lions this season, whilst they have signed experienced former Doncaster Rovers defender Adam Lockwood and versatile midfielder Will Hatfield from FC Halifax Town so far this summer.  After finally securing promotion to this level, Guiseley will be hoping that they can make the most of the opportunity that they have been given.  

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