Guiseley v Gloucester City
\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDate: Saturday 30th August\r\nCompetition: Vanarama Conference North\r\nVenue: Nethermoor Park, Guiseley\r\nKick-off: 3pm\r\nOpponents: Formed in 1909 by a group of local football enthusiasts, after 70 years of playing in local Yorkshire football, the Lions were founding members of the Northern Counties League in 1982.\r\n\r\nThe club won the 1991 FA Vase by beating Gresley Rovers (infamous to City fans, for sure), 3-1 at Bramall Lane after a 4-4 draw at Wembley Stadium, this also coincided with promotion to the Northern League. They reached the FA Vase final again in 1992, losing to Wimborne Town. Two years later, they reached the FA Trophy Semi-finals, losing to Runcorn.\r\n\r\nThe Yorkshire side floated around the Northern League system until winning promotion in 2009-10, their centenary season. They’ve excelled in the Conference North ever since, coming tantalisingly close to promotion on multiple occasions.\r\n\r\nThe club’s charming Nethermoor Ground is adjacent to a cricket club, of which they share the clubhouse, with a capacity of 3,000 it is among the smallest in the division.\r\n\r\nTeam news: Club captain Jack Harris won’t be considered for the game after missing nearly all of pre-season with a knee injury, but is getting closer to a return, as is Lewis Hogg who is about a month away from being match fit.\r\n\r\nMatt Groves didn’t train on Thursday after picking up a slight knock, but Tim Harris hopes he’ll be involved Saturday and Elliott Chamberlain is back in the fold after missing Monday’s dramatic draw with Oxford City due to personal commitments.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch all of the action from Nethermoor Park on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial) from 2.45pm tomorrow afternoon. You will also be able to listen to live commentary on Severn Sport!\r\n\r\n Gloucester City’s media coverage is sponsored by Baylis Motors.
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