Stockton Town 0-1 Guisborough Town

Stockton Town 0-1 Guisborough Town

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Date Time Competition Season
22/07/2023 13:00 Friendly 2023/24

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A rejuvenated Guisborough Town got their pre-season programme back to winning ways with an impressive 1-0 win at Teesside neighbours and Northern Premier League East Division side Stockton Town on Saturday.

An early goal from recent new signing from Thornaby Kurt Howes was good enough to win the match for the Priorymen by the only goal – but that didn’t tell the whole story as Guisborough produced a very solid display throughout the team.

After the match, a highly satisfied Guisborough Manager Steve Bell commented: “We were very good all round today and in a tight game we probably deserved the win.

“I keep stressing that it’s only pre-season whether we win, lose or draw these matches in the build up to the real thing, the start of the Northern League Division One season at West Auckland next Saturday, 29 July.

“But the signs that are emerging are definitely good ones so let’s see what our last pre-season encounter against Whitby at the KGV next Tuesday evening brings.

“Looking back on our preparations so far, apart from the disappointing Thornaby match, we’ve had a very positive pre-season overall.

“But as I’ve said before though, it’s now all about our opening league match at West Auckland and beyond,” added Steve.

Guisborough got a great boost prior to the Stockton match when midfield dynamo Joe Pickett (pictured below) signed on for the Priorymen and it was his good run down the right which led to Howes rifling home the winner from six yards out.

Of Pickett’s signing, Steve Bell commented: “Joe has impressed in pre-season games so far and I am delighted to have clinched his signature for 2023/24 ahead of several other clubs. Joe is a bundle of energy and has a good eye for goal.”

Stockton Town

Guisborough Town

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Assists
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Red Cards
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Sin Bin
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Bishopton Road West
Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0QD