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When Town’s fans checked out the date of their trip to Guiseley at the start of the season they would never have imagined that their team would be going into the Nethermoor clash as underdogs.

But that is certainly the case tonight as the third placed hosts entertain a Halifax side struggling for form and confidence.

Guiseley have won five out of five on home soil this season, scoring 18 goals into the bargain.

The Shaymen were beaten last time out on the road at Hinckley and were crushed 5-1 by Vauxhall Motors at the Shay at the weekend.

It has to be a home banker - or does it?

Even the law of averages says Guiseley will slip up at home at some stage, so why not tonight?

Town boss Neil Aspin will not want to rely on such things and has challenged his side to show they are better than recent results suggest they are.

Whether it is a challenge the players are up to remains to be seen, but they certainly need to dig deep this evening.

Of course the sides have met recently, with a shadow Halifax side pushing a near full strength Guiseley all the way in the County Cup last season.

That will count for little, but it showed that if you are willing to work hard and battle for every ball you will get your rewards.

That is exactly what Town will have to do tonight.

And they will be doubly keen to get something this evening with the prospect of a second Yorkshire derby coming up at Harrogate Town on Saturday.

They are already the only team this season to take any points off high flying Stalybridge Celtic, why can’t they be the first team to defeat Guiseley at Nethermoor?