Saturday's 3pm kick off in the Isuzu FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round The game, to be played at home, at the Kal Group Stadium, against Guiseley AFC, promises to be another cracking afternoon's entertainment, as the Blues look to maintain their impressive unbeaten run. There are no replays in this season's FA Trophy, so it will be decided on the day and will go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes. Both management & players are keen to put on a show in this competition, as the Boss previously alluded to, he took unfashionable Farsley to the Semi Finals, only to be beaten on penalties by Gateshead.
And Club Captain, Dylan Cogill is equally as focused on building some much needed momentum. Skipper, Cogill, speaking ahead of the game had this to say, "Saturday is a massive game in the FA Trophy - And it would be amazing to go on a run and get as far as possible! It starts on Saturday, we have been preparing right and we will be making sure we do our upmost to remain unbeaten at home!"
"The lads bounced back superbly from the weekend and hopefully we can kick on and keep getting the results we need! The fans are a massive part of what we’re trying to achieve here and hopefully you'll come out in numbers again, for what promises to be a great cup tie!"
There has been some upheaval at Guiseley, who are still coming to terms with the departure of their experienced manager, Paul Phillips. The former Ashton United, Stalybridge Celtic & Matlock boss, had seemingly assembled a squad with established players, but for one reason or another, he couldn't get a tune out of his charges. Guiseley, sitting a place and a point below the Holy Blues (in 17th, position on ten points) Trinity won the first league encounter between the two sides 4-0. Three goals in thirteen first half minutes, blowing away the visitors.
And with goals aplenty on home turf, the Blues will approach this one full of confidence. And the way the side are playing on home turf, they deserve your backing, in numbers! Guiseley have scored 21 goals in all competitions this season, (in 12 games) which on the face of it sounds quite the record, however, that number is quite skewed, when you factor in the 10-1 midweek demolition of Ilkley Town, in the West Riding County Cup. Taking that out of the equation, it comes in at less than a goal a game (0.91) vs 1.63 goals per game conceded. Scoring 16 times in seven home games at an average of 2.28 goals per game, against 8 conceded (1.14).. there really is a sense of optimism around the town at present. And the players deserve the backing of the Town.
So get down to the Kal Group Stadium, the gates are open from 2pm, and so is the club shop: To Trinity And Beyond. We've got home and away shirts, scarves, hoodies, bags, badges and keyrings, with new lines becoming available almost every week, so pop in, say hello to Jed & Clare - and if they haven't got what you're looking for, let them know - and they'll see what they can do! Display the badge with pride, share the word. One Town. One Team. One Trinity.
Under 16s £5
Season Tickets are not valid for this game, as it is an FA Competition. Please remember, everyone must pay.
One of Tuesday night's goal scoring heroes, Declan Howe is the programme cover star, thanks to Club Photographer Russell Dickens. And inside our packed programme, you can read up on our opponents, look back in time as Steve Andrews dives Under the Bed for some appropriate programmes. Pip Anderson shares his View from Carlilse Street, while BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Dale Storey continues on a theme about interviewing techniques, plus there are all the other facts, stats and figures from our season so far!
On Friday night, Avro stunned our fellow Northern Premier League side Warrington Rylands. Winning 4-0, to be the first team through to the next round of the Isuzu FA Trophy. The other fixtures featuring sides from our division, are listed below:
Ashton United vs Brighouse Town
North Ferriby vs Atherton Collieries
Bootle vs Bamber Bridge
Stratford Town vs Basford United
Bradford Park Avenue vs Nantwich Town
Morpeth Town vs FC United of Manchester
Workington AFC vs Hyde United
Ilkeston Town vs Walsall Road
Lancaster City vs City of Liverpool
Hanley Town vs Macclesfield
Marske United vs Marine
Matlock Town vs Bedford Town
Radcliffe vs Whitby Town
Stafford Rangers vs Sporting Khalsa
Worksop Town vs Stocksbridge Park Steels
Preview written by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)
Photo courtesy of Russell Dickens (@bozola900)