This Saturday the 3rd of November 2012, we extend a hearty welcome to the supporters, players and officials of Shildon to the KGV in the third game already between the Railwaymen and the Priorymen so far this season.
Last season we exited the FA Cup with a defeat to Shildon and were not overly thrilled when we were scheduled to play in this year’s competion. Despite a well earned draw at theirs on 25th August with one goal by each side, they came to the KGV and won 6-0 in a not so close encounter. So a loss and a draw maybe we can achieve a win today to complete the set of possible outcomes?
The two teams have met 36 times with Guisborough Town coming out tops with 23 wins, 4 draws and only been beaten 9 times. Our first encounter was on 5th September 1981 in the FA Cup here at the KGV and we were in the Midland Counties League with Shildon leading the Northern League. We scored 2 goals within 5 minutes by Mark Riley and John Hemlin. A third was added in the second half to make it 3-1 to Guisborough Town.
Joe Peel scored a hat trick in our 5-0 League (1993/94) win and so did Mark Davis in our 5-3 League victory in 1988/89 but some years earlier in 1985/86, the all time Guisborough Town scorer Mark Davis scored 4 goals in the 6-1 win.
The last time we beat Shildon, Mikey Roberts and Jamie Poole hit the backs of the net in our 2-1 win earlier this year 29th February. The Roberts/Poole partnership may soon be back in action.
Players unavailable this game are Austin Johnston, Bryan Stewart and Michael Jameson. Injury worries to Craig Bishop, Nathan Evans, Paul Roddam, Gary and Lewis Wood.
Returning to the squad are Mark Casey and Liam McPhillips.
Played 11, won 6, drawn 3, lost 2 = 21pts
Scored 30 goals
Highest score 11-0 (South Shields)
Played 13, won 7, drawn 0, lost 6 = 21pts
Scored 20 goals
Lost last 3 games
Highest score 4-1 (Darlington 1883)
Admission price remains at £6 adults and £3 concessions.
All welcome so bring a friend or 3