After Tuesday evening’s 1-1 draw at Farsley Celtic, Kevin Wilkin takes his Saints side again to West Yorkshire on Saturday with a visit to Guiseley.
Tuesday’s result took Saints into 5th place while Guiseley occupy 9th place in a division that remains very tight, with many teams separated by very few points and back-to-back wins capable of moving a team up the league table in leaps and bounds.
Guiseley’s form has stuttered of late with just one win in six but under Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill The Lions remain well placed for a push to the top and come into Saturday’s game full of confidence having fought back from 0-2 down to draw at Leamington last weekend.
Brackley won 6-0 at Blyth Spartans last Saturday before taking a point at Farsley Celtic in midweek. Lee Ndlovu was on target in both games taking his season’s tally into double figures. “The trip to Guiseley will be hard,” Kevin Wilkin said. “I am delighted for Lee of course. He is a big player for us. Lee can come in for criticism for not scoring all the goals he could and that his play merits and he is the first to hold his hand up to that. But he shows great honesty. I am absolutely delighted he got his goals.”
The two sides met last season for the first time since 2015 with Guiseley scoring an 89th minute winner in a game dominated by howling gales, Luke Fairlamb having levelled for Saints in the first half. In the return match at SJP in April, Shane Byrne’s first half strike set Saints on the way to a 2-0 win.
If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action on BBC Radio Oxford with pre-match, half-time and full-time reports and via the club Twitter feed.