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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
09:00 3rd December 2016

Guiseley vs Chester: The Preview


With two wins and two clean sheets in as many games for Jon McCarthy’s men, the next game can’t come quick enough - as a confident Chester look to stretch their unbeaten run to six away to Guiseley today.

For the second time this week, Chester go into a fixture against struggling opposition.

The Blues will be buoyant following a 3-0 victory, after convincingly seeing off North Ferriby on Tuesday night thanks to a second half goal from Kane Richards and a James Alabi brace.

Guiseley’s last outing was away to York City where they needed an 88th minute equaliser from top scorer Jake Cassidy.

Though the Lions have found life on the road to be difficult, their current form at Nethermoor has seen them go five games unbeaten at home. Their unbeaten run began with a 6-1 victory against York City and continued with wins against Southport, Torquay and Boreham Wood – as well as a draw against Gateshead.

James Akintunde, Liam Roberts and Theo Vassell remain doubts through injury but Chester are boosted by the return of Luke George who was an unused substitute against North Ferriby after serving a six match ban.

Past meetings in this fixture have brought goals. The last time Chester made their way to Nethermoor was for a six goal thriller ending 3-3.

After taking the lead through Ross Hannah in the 39th minute, Guiseley were 2-1 ahead with less than ten minutes left to play.  Kane Richards brought the Blues level late on only for Guiseley to go ahead for the second time through Sinclair. However, deep into added time Tom Shaw poked home a sixth and final goal, gifting Chester a share of the spoils and ensured Chester remained three games unbeaten against today’s opponent going in to this fixture.

A win today away from home could move Chester above Boreham Wood and in to 7th place and as close as four points from the playoffs places.

Kick off is 3pm.

Match Preview by Danny Garbett.