Match Preview: Guisborough Town vs West Allotment Celtic
West Allotment Celtic have failed to pick up a single point since the opening game of the season away at North Shields. However, after a promising display on Friday night in the FA Cup, Allotment will certainly be ready to kickstart their season tonight as they make the lengthy trip to Guisborough Town.
The overall feeling around the club since Friday evening has been a positive one. We have equalled our best run in the FA Cup by reaching the First Qualifying Round and a tricky test at home against Northern Premier League side Bamber Bridge awaits in less than two weeks at Palmersville. For now, our attention turns to Guisborough Town in league action, another game which promises to be a tough test.
Guisborough Town currently sit in 13th position in the Ebac Northern League Division One table. However, they have played less games than most teams in the league winning two and losing two in their opening four games.
Their most recent encounter came on Saturday afternoon in the Emirates FA Cup as Guisborough travelled to North Shields. The home side came out on top on this occasion as they beat Guisborough 2-0 at the Daren Persson Stadium.
Perhaps the man to watch out for from Guisborough Town could be Louis Johnson. He has already netted multiple times this season and could be the man to cause problems for Allotment.
This isn't pretty reading from a West Allotment perspective. In total, the two sides have met eight times (six times in the league) and Allotment have yet to secure a single win.
The first meeting between the two sides came twenty years ago which saw Guisborough record a 2-0 home win against Allotment in the FA Vase. The next meeting came a decade later, also in the FA Vase, where Guisborough again recorded a home win.
The two sides did not meet for the first time in league action until September 2014 with Allotment losing that 6-0. The only occasion where West Allotment have avoided defeat against tonight's hosts is in a league meeting which took place in November 2016 where the points were shared in a 3-3 draw.
Tonight's game will be the first time these two sides have faced each other since April 2017. A game which Guisborough edged 0-1 away from home.
Central midfielder Gilberto Chapim is unavailable but should be back in the squad for this Saturday's meeting with Ashington.
The venue of Guisborough Town FC is the KGV Stadium; the postcode is TS14 6LE.
Kick off is at 7:45pm.
Tickets are priced at £7 for adults, £4 for concessions and under 16s go free.