Match Preview: Guisborough Town v North Shields

Tomorrow afternoon sees North Shields face off against mid-table Guisborough Town, the first of two consecutive away trips as the Robins look to heap pressure on the top four.

After last Saturday’s thrilling 4-2 victory over Newcastle Benfield, the Robins found themselves climbing to fifth place in the Northern League Division One table.

Despite having played a few games more than their closer rivals, the Robins are now only two points from second place, following a run of eight games undefeated.

And tomorrow afternoon’s game at the KGV Ground also gives Shields the chance for a little revenge, after the Priorymen knocked the Robins out of the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round.

After a good run of form, tomorrow’s hosts bounced back from a difficult 2-1 home loss to Stockton Town a fortnight ago to record two wins on the bounce; one against Chadderton in the FA Vase and another against Willington in the Northern League Cup.

And a victory for the Priorymen tomorrow afternoon could see them climb to within two points of the Robins.

After battling though the wet and windy game against Newcastle Benfield, Shields know that tomorrow will likely be another game where the conditions are set to be difficult; with heavy rain forecast all day.

They will also likely be without the trio of Wayne Buchanan, Gareth Bainbridge and captain Adam Forster who are all recovering from knocks.

One player who is definitely not going to be involed will be Chris Salmon, after the winger joined Billingham Synthonia only a month after joining North Shields.

But with the opportunity to keep the pressure up on Hebburn Town, Stockton Town and Consett, manager Marc Nash will select a strong team as they look to secure their fourth win in a row.