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MATCH PREVIEW | Stockton Town v Guisborough Town

STOCKTON TOWN VS GUISBOROUGH TOWN

COMPETITION: Pre-Season Friendly

DATE: Saturday 22nd July, 2023

KICK-OFF: 13:00

ENTRY: £5 Adult, £3 Concession, £1 Under-16 (FREE for season ticket holders)

GROUND: MAP Group UK Stadium, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-On-Tees, TS19 0QD

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Stockton Town’s Pre-Season preparations continue as they welcome Teesside rivals Guisborough Town to the MAP Group UK Stadium. 

The Anchors have played three Pre-Season games so far with the most recent an entertaining 4-3 defeat to Morpeth Town last Saturday. They more than matched their higher-level opponents but the Highwaymen proved decisive in the final third.

Prior to that, they lost 3-1 to Boro Rangers and drew 1-1 with Scarborough Athletic.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

This will be the tenth meeting with Guisborough Town. Here is the result of the last five meetings:

26 Dec 2018 – Stockton Town 2-3 Guisborough Town – Ebac Northern League Division One

05 Oct 2019 – Guisborough Town 1-2 Stockton Town – Ebac Northern League Division One

29 Feb 2020 – Stockton Town 2-0 Guisborough Town – Ebac Northern League Division One

05 Sept 2020 – Stockton Town 2-2 Guisborough Town – Ebac Northern League Division One

10 Jul 2021- Stockton Town 3-0 Guisborough Town- Pre-Season Friendly

THE OPPOSITION

Guisborough Town have played five Pre-Season friendlies so far. The biggest result saw them defeat North Riding outfit Kader FC 7-1.

They have also lost out to Marske United in the John Butterfield Memorial Trophy and 2-0 at Thornaby in the Peter Morris Memorial Cup.

Players to watch for the Priorymen include last season’s top scorer Cole Kiernan, winger Jack Blackford and ex-Stockton forward Tyrone O’Neill.

PRE-MATCH QUOTES

Speaking after Saturday’s 4-3 defeat at Morpeth Town, Manager Michael Dunwell said:

“Guisborough, another team from the league below, like Boro Rangers we’ll know they will come with a lot of energy.

“They have got some good players there and the management is good.”

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